“In this short sequel to You’ll Be Like Faye, “Far Away Faye” follows the journey of Heather as she makes her new life far from all she’s ever known. Meanwhile, friends and family back home are struggling to make sense of the loss that is driving them apart. Despite all she’s been through, will Heather be able to make peace with her new self while still remembering the one she left behind?” (from Goodreads)
This review may contain spoilers for those who haven’t read the first book. 😉
After enjoying You’ll Be Like Faye by J.C. Buchanan last summer, I jumped at the chance to read this novella sequel. This picks right up at the heartbreaking place where the last book ended. It was especially sad to see the usually cheerful Ellie in such a state, but I identified most with Logan and Naomi. Such an accurate depiction of how people deal with grief and learn to move on. But Jack, oh, he was heartbreaking and darling! *sobs* He made some bad decisions along the way, but I loved where he ended up. SPOILER ALERT! And Ellie/Logan just had to happen. 😀 It did leave me with a few questions like what happens to the evil parents and what does Heather do in the future. Because it was less action and more internal struggle, the writing style was slightly less polished than the first one, but it was still a pretty satisfying story in spite of that. Just a note that kidnapping is discussed from the past, and two children SPOILER ALERT! run away but are safe in the end.
Best quote: SPOILER ALERT! Jack could hardly find the words. “Aunt Clarissa, I’m so sorry. Please forgive me.” His voice cracked as he spoke. Such simple words could hold so much power. His aunt’s eyes clouded over, and next thing he knew he was being crushed by her embrace. “It takes true courage,” he heard her voice in his ear. “To say something like that. Of course I forgive you.”
Altogether, this was a nice wrap-up, and I loved the cover to boot. 😉
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.