The bigger the secret, the harder you fall
Tough girl George Warren has finally found someone she wants to hold on to, when lately it seems like she’s only been pushing people away. But he's the wrong guy for her, and they both know it. If she lets herself, George could fall recklessly in love. She could also lose everything.
“A refreshing and engrossing tale about an illicit romance, sure to be a page-turner for teens. The voices are authentic and witty — hats off to Dyer.”
— Susin Nielsen, author of We Are All Made of Molecules
“I love it when I get the chance to read a novel all in one day. In the case of Here So Far Away there was no choice in the matter: I had to keep reading, had to know Georgie girl’s fate. Luckily, Dyer makes it impossible to put the book down. How can her writing be so laugh-out-loud funny and nervy and lyrical and poignant and riveting at the same time? This is a gorgeous read, so wonder-full of surprises.”
— Tim Wynne-Jones, author of The Emperor of Any Place
“This novel is astonishing — smart and philosophical, lyrical and page-turning, with sentences that thrum with life and meaning. As George’s defenses softened, so did my own. I loved this story of complicated families and friendships, and an even more complex romance; of how the people we fall in love with shape and change us, especially when that love breaks the rules. This is a sad, funny, heartbreaking, and beautiful book.”
— Margo Rabb, author of Kissing in America
"A deeply felt romance constructed with equal respect to both sides, this love story is bittersweet like a Joseph Monninger novel, and equally hard to forget."
— School Library Journal
"With unpredictable plot twists and an entertaining streak of sarcasm, Dyer explores the blurred lines between right and wrong and the risks and dangers of an all-encompassing love."
“Evocative and literary.”
— Kirkus Reviews