The Nearest Faraway Place tells the story of brothers, Griff and Dylan, as they come to terms with a devastating family tragedy and the uncertain future which lies ahead for them. The novel is split between the US and then later on, Aberystwyth in Wales as the brothers try to settle down and overcome this event to help build their futures, with Griff and Dylan having very different paths ahead of themselves.
This book. Just WOW. Like with one of Hayley Long’s other books, What’s Up with Jody Barton?, this book is never quite what it seems and leaves me wanting to reread it as soon as I’ve finished to get my head around what has happened. The writing is beautiful and you instantly connect with both Griff and Dylan, and their different personalities offer an interesting perspective throughout as you can see the ways they react to certain events in the book.
This book is a fairly quick read, yet you feel like you’ve gone on a whole journey with Griff and Dylan. There are multiple flashbacks throughout the book to their childhood which only adds to the whole vibe of the book (The whole book gave me We Were Liars by E.Lockhart vibes!!!). This book is fantastic to pick up if you’re looking for something a little bit different in YA, and offers a unique storyline which is executed perfectly.
I can’t recommend this book enough and it has now become one of my favourite YA books of all time. Hayley Long’s books never disappoint and I can’t wait to see what she has up her sleeve next. Certainly an author to watch because you can only expect even greater things ❤
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*