Since You've Been Gone
Is it possible to outrun your past? Fifteen-year-old Edie Fraser and her mother, Sydney, have been trying to do just that for five years. Now, things have gone from bad to worse. Not only has Edie had to move to another new school — she's in a different country. Sydney promises her that that... show more
Is it possible to outrun your past? Fifteen-year-old Edie Fraser and her mother, Sydney, have been trying to do just that for five years. Now, things have gone from bad to worse. Not only has Edie had to move to another new school — she's in a different country. Sydney promises her that that this is their chance at a fresh start, and Edie does her best to adjust to life in London, England, despite being targeted by the school bully. But when Sydney goes out to work the night shift and doesn't come home, Edie is terrified that the past has finally caught up with them. Alone in a strange country, Edie is afraid to call the police for fear that she’ll be sent back to her abusive father. Determined to find her mother, but with no idea where to start, she must now face the most difficult decision of her life.
Publish date: 2015-02-17
Pages no: 158
Edition language: English
This book was not what I expected at all. For me it mostly came short on believability for there was none. I didn't hate it. It was a very quick read and not uninteresting but it had problems, especially once you started to think about it. Edie and her Mom have been on the run for the last five ...
This book and I got off to a really bad start. Within the first few opening pages, I was furious at the main character and her mother, wanted nothing more to do with either of them, and was sitting in tears at a table in the food court at work. But I forced myself to go on, and while I'm glad I fini...
I received this book via NetGalley.Honestly this was not the short story for me. The title and the blurb caught me and I was like this is going to be a really, really great book. It seems to have some mystery, suspense. Oh it had it a bit of mystery but it was nothing of what I was expecting. I have...
Since You've Been Gone is a book that touches on some real issues and, for the most part, deals with them in an authentic way. Edie and her mother Sydney have been living on the run, escaping her violent father. The way their life has been described is so real... the hiding, the half truths, the sta...
Title: Since You’ve Been Gone Author: Mary Jennifer Payne Genre: YA Fiction Publisher: Dundurn Group Publication Date: January 24, 2015 Format: egalley via Netgalley Synopsis My rating: 2 of 5 stars My review (published at Read, Run, Ramble): Thank you Dundurn Group via Netgalley for providi...