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The Distance from Me to You

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Wild  meets   Endless Love  in this multilayered story of love survival and self discoveryMcKenna Berney is a lucky girl She has a loving family and has been accepted to college for the fall But McKenna has a different goal in mind much to the chagrin of her parents she defers her college acceptance to hike the App This was cute and alright but not my favorite contemporary mostly because it ended with the characters making STUPID MISTAKESI feel like the main character grew but at the same time she didn’t Like I was TOLD how she grew but didn’t feel a ton of that from her actual character arcThe romance was cute and this was a really interesting backdrop for a story hiking the Appalachian trail? but it definitely didn’t make me want to do that 😂All in all an alright but forgettable contemporary

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Alachian Trail from Maine to Georgia with her best friend And when her friend backs out McKenna is determined to go through with the dangerous trip on her own While on the Trail she meets Sam Having skipped out on an abusive dad and uit school Sam has found a brief respite on the Trail where everyone’s a drifter at sigh I was really looking forward to a strong powerful girl going on an adventure and having an adventure romance but instead I got two dummies being dumb in the woods The love interest was certifiably pitiful and I know that was kind of the point but holy smokes girlfriend just wanted to go on a hike and then somehow ends up in charge of fixing all this guy's problems instead and that's not my idea of an adventure Sorry also the main character talks mad shit about a boy because he asks for consent than once please don't punish people for wanting to make sure their partners are ok like damn Justice at Cardwell Ranch powerful girl going on an adventure and having an adventure romance but instead I got two dummies being dumb in the woods The love interest was certifiably Cowboy Who Came for Christmas pitiful and I know that was kind of the Cradle of Solitude point but holy smokes girlfriend just wanted to go on a hike and then somehow ends up in charge of fixing all this guy's Cowboy Under the Mistletoe problems instead and that's not my idea of an adventure Sorry also the main character talks mad shit about a boy because he asks for consent than once The Christmas Wedding Quilt: Let It Snow\You Better Watch Out\Nine Ladies Dancing please don't Crybaby Falls punish Criminal Intent people for wanting to make sure their The Sharpshooter's Secret Son partners are ok like damn

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Least temporarilyDespite lives headed in opposite directions McKenna and Sam fall in love on an emotionally charged journey of dizzying highs and devastating lows When their punch drunk love leads them off the trail McKenna has to persevere in a way she never thought possible to beat the odds or risk both their lives Did you find this review helpful? Find of my reviews at Pop Goes The Reader Of course Courtney didn’t think she should do it alone – nobody would But the images were already forming in McKenna’s mind all those miles of fabulous solitude her body getting stronger her mind growing wider In preparation for this hike she’d read a mountain of books – wilderness guides memoirs novels One of her favourites was by a woman who’d hiked the Pacific Crest Trail alone without even a debit card and before iPhones and GPS If she could do it why not McKenna?“Your parents will never let you” Courtney pointed outMcKenna threw down her chopsticks “That’s why we’re not going to tell them” she saidMcKenna Berney and her best friend Courtney had it all figured out They would defer their college acceptances for a year and dedicate the next six months of their lives to a once in a lifetime exploration of the Appalachian Trail just as her father and his best friend had once explored the Pacific Northwest Trail But when Courtney bails at the last minute in order to nurse her failing relationship with her faithless on again off again boyfriend it seems as though McKenna’s long held dream will remain just that Unwilling to sacrifice months of meticulous planning and preparation McKenna decides to forge ahead deceiving her parents and striking out on the trail alone What begins as a solo expedition uickly transforms into something else entirely however as McKenna spends increasing amounts of time with the mysterious and enigmatic Sam a boy who seems to have made the trail his home As the two continue to grow closer Sam and McKenna will test the boundaries of their relationship and their abilities as one fateful decision forces McKenna to confront the one potentially fatal possibility she never planned for As she put one foot onto the trail excitement made her light on her feet despite the thick straps cutting into her shoulders She had planned she had trained She had prepared as much as she possibly could both mentally and physicallyShe was readyWhen I was a little girl there were few things I enjoyed than survival stories From Gary Paulsen’s Hatchet to Stephen King’s The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon I was endlessly fascinated with novels that explored one character’s struggle to survive under unusual circumstances in the most natural of surroundings While I’m under no illusions as to the extent of my own abilities in a similar situation – my idea of ‘roughing it’ is akin to being deprived of my cell phone and DVR for a week – it’s captivating to examine how characters react when faced with these often harrowing scenarios Marina Gessner’s The Distance From Me To You is no exception Thoroughly researched and compulsively readable with an empowered – and empowering – heroine The Distance From Me To You explores one girl’s journey of self discovery and the complexity of love in a story that will inspire readers to uestion what it is they plan to do with this one wild and precious life She stood with the old fashioned phone pressed to her ear listening to news from a million miles away How weird that every step was taking her closer to her hometown when inside it felt like she was walking father and father away to a place deeper inside herselfThe Distance From Me To You is very much a plot driven novel relying far heavily on Gessne


10 thoughts on “The Distance from Me to You

  1. says:

    So my phone AND laptop broke i'm currently writing this from my website design class therefore I was able to finish this book all in one day due to my boredom And I enjoyed it It delivered exactly what I was anticipating both a cutesie and interesting read about a girl and a guy hiking together I'm not a hiker so I can't judge if this was accurate or not as far as camping procedures but I was definitely hooked onto the action and I absolutely loved that this book was set in the wilderness I couldn't put it down either; I stayed up until 330 AM finishing it I thought it was a bit predictable but not in an annoying way I would just note that it's a typical YA book with both the romance and the adventuristic plot Both had a bit of drama that could have been prevented if the main character had made wiser decisions but for the most part I actually really liked McKenna because she was very strong and resilient for an 18 year old I would definitely recommend this if you're looking for a cute book about a cross country trek and you don't mind a typical predictable YA romantic plot line


  2. says:

    I noticed I'd rated this book 4 and I was like why? I've read my review again and I was like way? XD I love this book so much and I recommend it to a lot of people so I've changed my rating to 5 because that suits my feelings about this book betterWhat a beautiful coming of age story I like the girlpower the doing something by yourself because you want to no matter what other people may think about it It is very confronting because you instantly think the same should she go on that trip alone? And why do you think that? Because she is a girl? Would you think the same if it was a boy? This is what is wrong with societyAnd than we have the story It is not predictable I like that I also like the character development in this story a lot Trying to find your inner self staying true to it falling back in old habbits getting yourself back toghether and going on in the direction you want to go And I think the ending fits the book perfectly I always love it when an ending suits the story And I like it a lot that this book is like nothing I've read before because it is about hiking I highly recommend this book If it wasn't for me being a BlossomBooks ambassador this year I don't know if I would have picked this book up I probably would think it was nothing for me because I don't like to hike but it turned out you don't have to like hiking to like this book Maybe it is even better because this book will give you the opportunity to fall in love with something newI will defenitly go hiking with my boyfriend when we go back to Iceland which we will do some day for sure I fell in love with that country and reading this book will only make me go back to a place so empty so full of beauty and nothing


  3. says:

    This was cute and alright but not my favorite contemporary mostly because it ended with the characters making STUPID MISTAKESI feel like the main character grew but at the same time she didn’t Like I was TOLD how she grew but didn’t feel a ton of that from her actual character arcThe romance was cute and this was a really interesting backdrop for a story hiking the Appalachian trail? but it definitely didn’t make me want to do that 😂All in all an alright but forgettable contemporary


  4. says:

    15 for the message of the book I FKN MADE IT AND I AM SO DONE AND PLEASED THAT I FINISHED IT Although life is too short to finish books you don't like And I was so bored And I don't know when I will write a review I am just so done and actually didn't enjoyed this book in any way


  5. says:

    sigh I was really looking forward to a strong powerful girl going on an adventure and having an adventure romance but instead I got two dummies being dumb in the woods The love interest was certifiably pitiful and I know that was kind of the point but holy smokes girlfriend just wanted to go on a hike and then somehow ends up in charge of fixing all this guy's problems instead and that's not my idea of an adventure Sorry also the main character talks mad shit about a boy because he asks for consent than once please don't punish people for wanting to make sure their partners are ok like damn


  6. says:

    I can tell I'm turning into an actual adult because the whole time I was reading this book all I could think about was how irresponsible and stupid McKenna was being And all for a stupid boy


  7. says:

    3 starsI’m not the biggest hiker I went hiking for the first time ever this past summer so you could say that I’m a beginner When I found out that The Distance from Me to You is about an 18 year old girl who attempts thru hiking through the Appalachian Trail I was really intrigued However the romance fell flat for me and the characters’ choices made my eyes roll in annoyanceINSTA LOVE YAYThere are primarily two characters in The Distance from Me to You because it’s a story about a hike so there has to be a pretty narrow focus on characters This means we follow Mckenna and the guy she meets on the trail Sam While the story is mostly about McKenna the reader gets some insight about Sam’s backstory since it’s told from an omniscient third person perspectiveMckenna and Sam fall in love pretty uickly Even though their circumstances were different because they met on the trail it wasn’t a dire situation or anything They meet on the trail and just “fall in love” Just like that It didn’t feel real to me at all and there was no foundation for their romanceMoreover they had so many back and forth banter that led to irrational decisions Like annoying unnecessary banter I eye rolled so many timesINTRIGUING IDEASThere are good and bad ideas in this story for sure I didn’t really like how Gessner created characters who had to learn the hard way instead of following directions in the first place I guess it’s a good lesson for rebellious teens? “Follow the rules before someone gets hurt”As a hiking story though I think there’s a lot of room for self discovery Hiking involves a lot of introspective thinking However Gessner spelled it out too clearly for the reader instead of showing the reader that Mckenna went through character growth In fact Gessner explains all of these important lessons learned from hiking alone but I never felt that Mckenna learned those lessons herselfTHIS HIKING STORY FELL FLAT PUN INTENDED The Distance from Me to You is ironically not a story that peaks The main characters were irrational and their romance didn’t make any sense There are certain ideas in this story that are intriguing but not particularly the most thought provoking I’ve ever read In any case this hiking story is entertaining for introverts who don’t hike much and would like to experience the danger of the woods in the safety of their own bedCheck out this review and at Books and Other Happy Ever Afters


  8. says:

    I loved this Not your typical YA contemporary and involves a strong female protagonist This book was amazingMarina Gessner is a pen name for Nina de Gramont I’ve never read any of her other work but after reading this I will not hesitate to pick any up This is a YA contemporary romance about a girl McKenna who hikes the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia McKenna’s supposed to go hiking with her best friend before heading off to University but last minute her best friend backs out but that does stop McKenna She decides she will hike Appalachian Trail alone She’s not alone for long though McKenna meets a boy Sam who’s also hiking by himself and they find themselves bumping into each other for a whileThis isn’t your typical YA contemporary romance As much as it has all the components of YA romance it also incorporates very realistic situation struggles and outcomes And I believe that’s great for young readers it's great to find amazing stories about realistic situation in this case realistic young romance Not every situation in life will be easy and things won’t always turn out the way we want them too but that doesn’t always mean it’s not a happy ending I highly recommend this book Mckenna's adventure is worth readingAnother reason I really enjoyed this book is because we follow a strong female protagonist McKenna is brave and strong and wants to prove everyone she can thru hike by herself She wants to prove to every single person she’s encountered and has judged her and doesn't believe she can make it to the end of the trail just because she’s a young women There are times McKenna’s judgement lapse or when she doesn’t speak up when she should but no one’s perfect It makes her character realisticAt first the writing style caught me off guard it’s written in third person which isn't odd but it caught me of gaurd I guess I just expected this to be written in first person However I really enjoyed how the author wrote this book it’s very descriptive and I could picture everything very clearly from the character to the atmopshere and the setting of the book I could easily connect to the characters because of all the character description I highly recommend this to readers who enjoy YA contemporary romance books about adventure hiking nature and camping Majority of this book takes place on Appalachian Trail so I recommend this to readers interesting in this topic I loved this


  9. says:

    Did you find this review helpful? Find of my reviews at Pop Goes The Reader Of course Courtney didn’t think she should do it alone – nobody would But the images were already forming in McKenna’s mind all those miles of fabulous solitude her body getting stronger her mind growing wider In preparation for this hike she’d read a mountain of books – wilderness guides memoirs novels One of her favourites was by a woman who’d hiked the Pacific Crest Trail alone without even a debit card and before iPhones and GPS If she could do it why not McKenna?“Your parents will never let you” Courtney pointed outMcKenna threw down her chopsticks “That’s why we’re not going to tell them” she saidMcKenna Berney and her best friend Courtney had it all figured out They would defer their college acceptances for a year and dedicate the next six months of their lives to a once in a lifetime exploration of the Appalachian Trail just as her father and his best friend had once explored the Pacific Northwest Trail But when Courtney bails at the last minute in order to nurse her failing relationship with her faithless on again off again boyfriend it seems as though McKenna’s long held dream will remain just that Unwilling to sacrifice months of meticulous planning and preparation McKenna decides to forge ahead deceiving her parents and striking out on the trail alone What begins as a solo expedition uickly transforms into something else entirely however as McKenna spends increasing amounts of time with the mysterious and enigmatic Sam a boy who seems to have made the trail his home As the two continue to grow closer Sam and McKenna will test the boundaries of their relationship and their abilities as one fateful decision forces McKenna to confront the one potentially fatal possibility she never planned for As she put one foot onto the trail excitement made her light on her feet despite the thick straps cutting into her shoulders She had planned she had trained She had prepared as much as she possibly could both mentally and physicallyShe was readyWhen I was a little girl there were few things I enjoyed than survival stories From Gary Paulsen’s Hatchet to Stephen King’s The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon I was endlessly fascinated with novels that explored one character’s struggle to survive under unusual circumstances in the most natural of surroundings While I’m under no illusions as to the extent of my own abilities in a similar situation – my idea of ‘roughing it’ is akin to being deprived of my cell phone and DVR for a week – it’s captivating to examine how characters react when faced with these often harrowing scenarios Marina Gessner’s The Distance From Me To You is no exception Thoroughly researched and compulsively readable with an empowered – and empowering – heroine The Distance From Me To You explores one girl’s journey of self discovery and the complexity of love in a story that will inspire readers to uestion what it is they plan to do with this one wild and precious life She stood with the old fashioned phone pressed to her ear listening to news from a million miles away How weird that every step was taking her closer to her hometown when inside it felt like she was walking father and father away to a place deeper inside herselfThe Distance From Me To You is very much a plot driven novel relying far heavily on Gessner’s evocative descriptions of the trail and McKenna’s movements than on meaningful character development That said both McKenna and Sam are likeable admirable characters who readers will no doubt find interesting if perhaps a little superficial Smart determined resourceful and resilient McKenna is the compelling of the two reminding us that a female character need not take up arms in order to be considered ‘strong’ One element of the novel that Gessner insightfully touches upon is the dichotomy that exists between McKenna and Sam’s respective situations and their reasons for being on the trail McKenna’s college attendance a virtual certainty as well as her ability to defer this for a year in order to fulfill a lifelong dream both speak to the immense amount of privilege she possesses McKenna also has an element of financial security having access to and the use of her parent’s credit card while on her expedition in order to procure food the occasional hotel room and additional supplies In direct contrast to this Sam has taken to the trail out of necessity not in a uest for self discovery or enrichment but rather to escape unrelenting abuse at the hands of his father His future is an indecipherable blur an endless series of unending steps odd jobs faceless girls and open wounds While it’s true that the focus of the novel eventually shifts to include McKenna’s burgeoning romantic relationship with Sam I never felt as though this derailed the narrative The Distance From Me To You remains firmly rooted in McKenna’s journey both physically and emotionally This is further emphasized by a number of authorial choices most notable of which is the novel’s conclusion which is immensely satisfying and appropriate given the narrative’s overall trajectory Inside her chest something blossomed The way some moments stay with you forever McKenna knew that for the rest of her life rain on a tent flap would be the sound of falling in love The new breadth of feeling rose like adrenaline The person she became inside that shadow filled tent was somebody that nobody else on earth – nobody but Sam – had ever seenWhile I was unable to forge as significant an emotional connection with McKenna and Sam as I would have liked the author’s writing is not to be faulted Expressive vivid and impeccably researched Gessner writes with a clarity of vision and specificity that brings the Appalachian Trail to life transforming it into another living breathing entity in the novel This combined with the novelty of the concept itself makes The Distance From Me To You a compulsively readable narrative that readers will find difficult to put down after turning the first page Another aspect of the novel that’s exceptionally well rendered is Gessner’s examination of gender politics Many of the people McKenna encounters including her parents and fellow hikers uestion her place on the trail not because of a lack of faith in her preparedness or abilities but solely because she’s a single woman travelling alone This isn’t to imply that Gessner is blind to the other dangers inherent in this sort of undertaking – Fatigue dehydration hypothermia giardia isolation and the threat of natural predators like bears and coyotes are all ever present realities in the novel as well Rather the author also provides an insightful exploration and searing condemnation of what poses perhaps the largest threat of all The reality of living as a woman in a society in which misogyny and rape culture are inherent No matter how well euipped or well prepared McKenna is for her expedition her safety is immediately at risk as she is operating within a society which is fundamentally broken in which men are not taught not to rape but women are instead taught to protect against it and have the onus placed largely on them She walked Feeling so much stronger than that day not so long ago when she had tried to scale Katahdin And at the same time knowing that she was drawing from the same well of strength she’d had then deep inside her and that the well would flourish always as long as she was smart enough to listen to the inner voice of reason that came with itShe was lucky I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately to front only the essential facts of life and see if I could not learn what it had to teach and not when I came to die discover that I had not lived These words so elouently uttered by Henry David Thoreau in Walden perfectly encapsulate the purpose and feeling of Marina Gessner’s 2015 debut Although most readers will not have the time ability or resources to follow in McKenna’s footsteps and take to the trail tomorrow The Distance From Me To You is a story of discovery enrichment and love that reminds readers of the importance of remaining purposeful and present in all we do To find that which we are most passionate about and pursue it relentlessly To not allow the constant pressure to remain connected and engaged with the world around us prevent us from looking inward and nurturing the most important relationship we will ever cultivate – The one with ourselvesPlease Note All uotations included in this review have been taken from an advance reader copy and therefore might be subject to change


  10. says:

    This just wasn't for me I struggled to get into the story and it was really slow going I decided not to continue after 32% womp womp Though please note that others have enjoyed this give it a try if a slower moving story is your thing


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