So Far Away
Meg Mitchell Moore
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Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PMBy Meg Mitchell Moore

Thirteen year old Natalie Gallagher is trying to escape from her parents ugly divorce, and from the vicious cyber bullying of her former best friend Adrift, confused, she is a girl trying to find her way in a world that seems to either neglect or despise her Her salvation arrives in an unlikely form Bridget O Connell, an Irish maid working for a wealthy Boston family.Thirteen year old Natalie Gallagher is trying to escape from her parents ugly divorce, and from the vicious cyber bullying of her former best friend Adrift, confused, she is a girl trying to find her way in a world that seems to either neglect or despise her Her salvation arrives in an unlikely form Bridget O Connell, an Irish maid working for a wealthy Boston family The catch Bridget lives only in the pages of a dusty old 1920s diary Natalie unearthed in her mother s basement But the life she describes is as troubling and mysterious as the one Natalie is trying to navigate herself, almost a century later I am writing this down because this is my story There were only ever two people who knew my secret, and both are gone before me.Who was Bridget, and what became of her Natalie escapes into the diary, eager to unlock its secrets, and reluctantly accepts the help of library archivist Kathleen Lynch, a widow with her own painful secret she s estranged from her only daughter Kathleen sees in Natalie traces of the daughter she has lost, and in Bridget, another spirited young woman at risk What could an Irish immigrant domestic servant from the 1920s teach them both As the troubles of a very modern world close in around them, and Natalie s torments at school escalate, the faded pages of Bridget s journal unite the lonely girl and the unhappy widow and might even change their lives forever.
  • Title: So Far Away
  • Author: Meg Mitchell Moore
  • ISBN: 9780316097697
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Hardcover

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Lyndz Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
The main and most central theme of this book is bullying and its ramifications Anyone who is considering reading this should know this right up front.For some reason or another, I thought this book was going to be about this neato mysterious old diary, and watching the characters as they discover the history and story behind the diary While this did happen, to some extent, it was definitely of a side note The main theme is bullying.Why do I say bullying is the central theme The lady who wrote t [...]
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Rosie Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
Mini Summary A lonely archivist, Kathleen Lynch, emotionally scarred by the loss of her own husband and daughter, befriends a teenage girl, Natalie Gallagher, who is struggling with the divorce of her parents and cyberbullying from girls at school This unlikely pair comes together through mutual interest in a mysterious diary written in the 1920s by an Irish nanny, Bridget Callaghan, who has secret struggles of her own.Some Thoughts Spoiler ish, fair warning I won this ARC in a First Reads givea [...]
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Dawn Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
I impulsively snagged this from the library this Saturday morning Despite laundry, housekeeping and beginning the colossal job of packing to move into our new house, I finished it this afternoon.Moore is an author I was not familiar with but she s definitely on my radar now This story just kept moving It wasn t thrilling, or action packed, yet so compelling.Kathleen works in a archives library in Boston Years ago, her daughter Susannah ran away after Kathleen confronted her about suspected drug [...]
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Stacy Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
This story had such great potential, with 3 separate stories being woven together One of those stories comes from a tall, skinny yet beautiful 13 year old girl whose mother is nearly non existent, her father is busy finding someone else to love and her best friend has become one of her cyber bullies Another part of the story is an older lady who has lost her only child, and then the third comes from a very old book found in a basement I was intrigued, because I love that concept of finding old d [...]
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Chris Ficcardi Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
The lives of three women a teen deeply affected by modern day cyber bullying, an early twentieth century Irish immigrant servant girl, and a middle aged archivist, are spun together in a story that transcends time Moore s ability to craft a meaningful and poignant story, while developing characters that seem to speak directly to the reader on so many levels, is astounding I have not been so transfixed by a book in a long, long time Upon finishing So Far Away I immediately special ordered a copy [...]
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Jennifer Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
Oh, how the blurb for this book deceived me I thought it would be flip flopping back and forth in time telling 2 different stories And, while you do have a subplot involving the diary of a woman from the 1800 s, it is only the impetus to move the present day story along.I found this book highly depressing And the storyline involving cyberbullying was incredibly anxiety provoking, in my opinion It felt to me like so many other contemporary women s fiction where the characters are floating through [...]
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Diane S ☔ Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
When I first started reading this book I thought that though it was well written that nothing very much was happening, but this is one of those books that slowly but surely draws you in and keeps you there The characters were wonderful, they became the people who live down the street from you, they were so very human in their failing, their problems and their lives They tackle real crises, the same ones we all have to face every day, the challenges we try so hard to overcome and it was these cha [...]
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Alex Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
Hm So I won an advanced readers copy of this book for the purposes of reviewing, I imagine.I got about a page in and already knew the characters would be irritating More on that another time The two mains are dealing with harsh realities one has a junkie daughter God knows where and the other has recently divorced parents dad s got a new girlfriend and mom doesn t even get dressed these days The way the author approaches the mindsets of each just seems rather shallow.Also, the author has a probl [...]
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Susan O"brien Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
So I really wanted to like this book based on the description And most of the book, it was good Well written, plot seemed promising, empathy for the characters But somehow the tempo of the book threw me Maybe there was too much going on Too many competing story lines, too many foundering characters, so much pain But I will say this I stayed up past my bed time to finish it last night So there is something about this story that you want to see to the end For me, I needed to make sure that Natalie [...]
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Erica Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
Ehhh, this one just didn t do it for me I had a difficult time getting over many of my pet peeves such as the recurrence of a word throughout a sentence or paragraph, poorly formed sentence structure that made me halt and re listen to figure out what was really being said, and character cluelessness These things often get in the way of my ability to enjoy a story and this time was no exception.I found Kathleen to be a loathsome character, though I m not sure that was the intent I was shocked ove [...]
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Christina (A Reader of Fictions) Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
Originally posted here.I make no secret of my affinity for books about libraries and librarians If I see that it s about a librarian, I will add a book to my to read list, except maybe the romance novels, and, should I spot one of those at Goodwill, I would probably by it, later forcing my friends to listen to a dramatic reading, because that s just the kind of person I am Anyway, I m pretty sure I requested this because of the word archivist in the description, because I think otherwise I would [...]
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Drew Hamilton Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
The premise set forth on the cover led me to believe that this was a book about exploring the life of woman from before our narrators time This was pretty much misleading The whole novel played out like a ripped from the headlines made for TV Lifetime movie.First, our narrators Natalie She is the only character in the book worth rooting for Her struggle against the cyber bullying felt real and was heartbreaking Natalie, like some many other kids of the post 90s era, has access to all kinds of co [...]
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Kelly Hager Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
So Far Away is the story of three women well, technically, two women and a teenage girl Kathleen works at the Archives and is missing her only child, Susannah, who ran away years ago Natalie is dealing with cyberbullying victim, not perpetrator and is looking into her ancestry The third, Bridget, was a servant in the 1920s Natalie finds her journal and brings it to Kathleen Sowhat connects these three people I wanted to read this book because now anything that contains a journal will always make [...]
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Alyse Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
I received this book as a GoodReads First Read and I LOVED it I enjoyed so many aspects of this book The length was perfect long enough for character development, but not so long that I got bored The characters themselves were diverse and the situations realistic a mother losing her daughter to drugs and the wrong crowd, a gay couple going through the international adoption process, a high school freshman being bullied and losing a best friend, a mother dealing with depression after a failed mar [...]
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Sapphire Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
I picked this book hastily from my local library s staff picks section, and am rather glad I did The story drew me in instantly and I finished the book in a day There were times where the characters were rather annoying and parts where I just wanted to slap Kathleen across the face for being so naive despite her age and life experience There were other times when the relationship between Natalie and Kathleen seemed rather creepy, but others where it made perfect sense that Kathleen cared for thi [...]
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Kristin (Kritters Ramblings) Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
An interesting and new way to approach cyber bullying The hot topic was a part of this novel, but not the sole center, which I appreciated Natalie a high school freshmen and Kathleen a career woman who has lost both a daughter and a husband are an unlikely pair, but their relationship in this book was perfectly scripted.Without any chapters, this book was interesting as it switched focus between the characters with strategic spacing Because the book switched between characters, the reader was ab [...]
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Lilac Wolf Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
From Lilac Wolf and StuffI m officially a fan of Meg Mitchell Moore She weaves tales that put you on the emotional roller coaster with her vivid characters.There are lots of people in this story, but only two main characters whose perspectives we get As the synopsis states, Nat is a very sad character, getting bullied not just cyber while her parents are going through a divorce Kathleen has been a widower for many years Her young adult daughter has been missing for a few years, since she ran awa [...]
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Sharon Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
I loved The Arrivals by Meg Mitchell Moore I think I loved this book Something about her books resonates with me This is not a happy book but it is a hopeful book It is the story of a friendship between widowed Kathleen and cyber bullied 13 year old Natalie Natalie finds a diary in the basement of her family home of an Irish immigrant The bullying storyline was so disturbing and made me grateful my daughters were in school before the age of texting and You Tube I felt for Kathleen going through [...]
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Abby Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
I was not impressed with this novel I found it interesting enough to keep reading, but I can t say much for it than that The main character a 50 something woman is unlikable and difficult to relate to, and the other major character a teenage girl , while being sympathetic, is not much engaging The story within the story is difficult to believe, and the connections the author tries to draw between the characters are unlikely at best and downright implausible at worst Perhaps the most irritatin [...]
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Siobhan Fallon Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
I couldn t put this book down I read for three straight days, something I haven t managed to do in a very, VERY long time Meg Mitchell Moore s Far From Home has three main characters, a lonely older woman working in a library archive, a teenager who goes to the archive with hopes of figuring out her family tree, and the narrator of a 1925 journal that the teenager finds in her basement Moore weaves together three seemingly disparate stories cyber bullying, a mother whose daughter went missing al [...]
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Stephanie Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
I really enjoyed this book I was intrigued by the main character of Kathleen, an older lady with no family, an interesting career at the Massachusetts Archives, and struggling to accept that her teenaged daughter ran away I empathized with the secondary character of Natalie, a different teenaged girl who is the victim of increasingly escalating cyberbullying I admire that Kathleen interjected herself into Natalie s life and made her actions count I aspire to make such a difference This book rang [...]
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Donna Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
The slow pace and effortless flow drew me into the story and unfolded the characters lives and personalities bit by bit while also entwining them all together Overall enjoyable read, nothing outstanding one way or another but definitely a story you can relax with.
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Lindy Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
It tried Like others went into thinking it mainly be about a hidden, historic diary and it s effect on the modern main characters who found it, however it turned out to be mostly about bullying The main reason for a three rather than four star rating is not that however It s that the author simply failed to fully deliver on any of the storylines I felt no real resolution to Neil s adoption journey, Kate s search for her daughter, or Nat s lack of friends, disruptive home life and problems with b [...]
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Ally Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
A great overlapping story from one of my new favorite authors I was about to start Moore s newest book when I discovered this previous one and couldn t resist Set in Boston, it already had my attention, but the story of Natalie being bullied, Kathleen trying to save her as she could not her own daughter and the discovery of a diary that would tie up lose ends, had me hooked This was one of those great books I wanted to race through, and had to pace myself so as not to miss anything.Highly recomm [...]
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April Suter Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
A book without chapters that is for adults and jr sr high school students to see a historical connection of what 13 years old means in different generations The harassment may be of different kinds, but it is there A must read for those learning to understand the effects of cyberbullying and when where it must stop.
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Sharon Reed Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
Very good, I really enjoyed it.
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Amy Cooper Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
Good read but ending seemed abrupt and left too many questions Where was Christian Did baby Henri make it home Felt like it was one chapter too short Otherwise it was entertaining.
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Amanda Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
I enjoyed this book It was a little slow at first, but then I really enjoyed it, and recommend it About cyberbullying.
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Abby Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
I liked this book much than I expected to, TBH Very emotional The topics were deep, and portrayed well, imo Very well done
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Mary Aug 04, 2020 - 22:43 PM
original and well written timely and critical subject matter
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So Far Away By Meg Mitchell Moore Thirteen year old Natalie Gallagher is trying to escape from her parents ugly divorce, and from the vicious cyber bullying of her former best friend Adrift, confused, she is a girl trying to find her way in a world that seems to either neglect or despise her Her salvation arrives in an unlikely form Bridget O Connell, an Irish maid working for a wealthy Boston family.Thirteen year old Natalie Gallagher is trying to escape from her parents ugly divorce, and from the vicious cyber bullying of her former best friend Adrift, confused, she is a girl trying to find her way in a world that seems to either neglect or despise her Her salvation arrives in an unlikely form Bridget O Connell, an Irish maid working for a wealthy Boston family The catch Bridget lives only in the pages of a dusty old 1920s diary Natalie unearthed in her mother s basement But the life she describes is as troubling and mysterious as the one Natalie is trying to navigate herself, almost a century later I am writing this down because this is my story There were only ever two people who knew my secret, and both are gone before me.Who was Bridget, and what became of her Natalie escapes into the diary, eager to unlock its secrets, and reluctantly accepts the help of library archivist Kathleen Lynch, a widow with her own painful secret she s estranged from her only daughter Kathleen sees in Natalie traces of the daughter she has lost, and in Bridget, another spirited young woman at risk What could an Irish immigrant domestic servant from the 1920s teach them both As the troubles of a very modern world close in around them, and Natalie s torments at school escalate, the faded pages of Bridget s journal unite the lonely girl and the unhappy widow and might even change their lives forever.

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