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Be Not Far From Me
Be Not Far From Me | Mindy McGinnis
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alecia3dixie
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It's a pretty good survival book. There were a few things I thought could have done better. Also reads VERY YA. 4/5

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Cailey_Mac
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Reading in my hammock about a girl lost in the woods

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MaggieCarr
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Mehso-so

This was supposed to be one of my camping reads but sickness cancelled that plan. Ashley was very well versed in survival to last two weeks lost and injured in the Great Smoky Mountains but I can't wrap my head around her lack of fire as a means to be found. If "the whole country" truly was searching for her, she'd have heard more airplanes and be able to signal to them with a fire, right? ?

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shortsarahrose
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A gritty YA survival story. Drags a bit in the middle, but I definitely was invested in whether Ashley survived as well as her personal growth.

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jeannasser
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I finished this about 2 hrs ago but I had to gather my thoughts before reviewing.
Well f*ck (btw this book has the most F-bombs I‘ve seen in a YA thus far)
Books like these are the reason why I love reading. Like I told other fellow Littens earlier, this thin monster had me cringing, wincing, and even crying in the corner of my bedroom. When a book makes you feel this way when it‘s technically words on a page, you know it‘s good. Loved everything+

jeannasser The character development was fantastic and I could relate to Ashley so much even though I haven‘t gone through half of what she‘s experienced. I love how McGinnis didn‘t go too crazy as to make Ash‘s backstory the most disturbing thing ever, and at the same time it makes me feel for her and root for her every step of the way. I recommend this to anyone who wants a short read that will have you biting your nails till they bleed 10mo
jeannasser Tbh the only reason I‘m not giving this a 10 is because I felt like the ending was a little too “happily ever after.” I love that she broke up with Duke. I thought that was amazing and I was like “hell yes!” But everything else felt a little too “and then she drifted off into the sunset.” And I was like “okay wrap it up” Otherwise, I love how descriptive the gore is to the point where it made me flinch. The whole bit with her foot ruined me (edited) 10mo
BookDragonNotWorm Wow! You raced through this one!!! Glad you liked it!!! 10mo
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GondorGirl Mindy McGinnis is constantly pushing the boundaries for YA. She's a VERY OUTSPOKEN person, in a good way, and it shows in her books. I can't exactly say I ENJOY her books, but I always devour them. 'Heroin' and 'Female of the Species' are two of her other books that I'd recommend. 10mo
jeannasser @BookDragonNotWorm when the plot of a book picks up like crazy, your reading pace subconsciously does the same 😂😂 yes I loved it!! She has quickly already become top 10 fav authors 10mo
jeannasser @GondorGirl that‘s amazing!! I need to research more of her since she has very quickly become one of my top 10 favs. I am going to continue binging her books, starting with Female then I‘ll do Madness. I also need to read the 2nd Not a Drop book since I read the first one 😭 10mo
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I‘m loving this way too much so far. The character development is too good to the point where you feel that last sentence at your core.

Johanna414 Yes!! 10mo
BookDragonNotWorm It's hard not to binge her books, but it's so sad when they're done..... 10mo
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Johanna414 Mindy McGinnis is the best 10mo
jeannasser @Johanna414 I‘m halfway through this and I love it so much 😭 this book has had me cringing and feeling pain in my bedroom. When an author makes me feel that way with just words on paper, you know they‘re good at what they do!! I wanna read everything she‘s done now 10mo
Johanna414 I've read four or five of her books and loved them all! And I've managed to get a bunch of my students into her books as well. I like that she's also a school librarian 😊 10mo
jeannasser @Johanna414 that‘s amazing!!! I‘m glad your students love her books! So far I love her writing style and how raw she is with emotions. I also read Not a Drop to Drink, which I finished yesterday. Overall it was good but I think Be not far from me blow it right out of the water. Just posted a review for it! Loved it! Will continue with my McGinnis binge starting with A Madness So Discreet 10mo
Johanna414 Female of the Species and The Initial Insult have been my favorites so far! But A Madness So Discreet was really fun too 10mo
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@BookDragonNotWorm what is it with Mindy McGinnis and injured feet?? 😭😭 First Lucy in Not a Drop to Drink with her “pus-encrusted sock” and “overgrown toenails” and now Ashley with her smashed toes where you can even see the bones!! 😬🤮 why does she always do a great job at making me cringe because of it? It‘s uggghhh. It‘s disturbing and I love it.

I‘m loving this one so far !! 😁

BookDragonNotWorm I told you - McGinnis is brutal - but in the best way!!!! 10mo
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jeannasser
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HAPPY VALENTINE‘S DAY!! The perfect day to stay at home and read non stop! Am I right??
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No? Just me? Okay.
The holiday also calls for reading an intense survival thriller!! 😁
🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗
But— ugh okay I‘ll see myself out— 🚪🚶‍♂️
(PS @BookDragonNotWorm you were right… I‘m only on page 13 and it‘s already blowing Not a Drop to Drink out the water 😭 I already love Ashley as a narrator)

BookDragonNotWorm Yep! Get ready to squirm! 😁 10mo
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Kappadeemom
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Starting this one today!

BookDragonNotWorm I love her books! Brace yourself (and happy reading)!!! 13mo
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IhoardBOOKS
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Survival story and coming to terms with ones own self this was a great YA novel. After a fight with her boyfriend Ashley storms off from her camp in a drunken rage only to wake up the next morning realizing she has no idea where she is and what she thought was a minor wound is anything but, it‘s now a race against time. Ashley has no idea where she is and is going to have to use all her outdoor survival skills to make it out of this alive.

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Johanna414
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I really like Mindy McGinnis' books - they're dark and gritty and pull no punches. Her characters are not always the most likeable, but I think thats kind of the point. There were some rather gruesome scenes in this one that were difficult for me to read, but it was a well-written survival story of a teenage girl lost in the woods while badly injured. It wasn't my favorite of her books, but I did like it.

Johanna414 @TheAromaofBooks this was my #doublespin title for July 😊 1y
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FantasyChick
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First book of July is in the books. This was a super quick listen and a great way to start the month out. Not as "WTF did I just read" as most of McGinnis' books are but a hard push into solitary survival and how far your limits really can reach.

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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Hestapleton
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I have to pry this hook out of my own hands in order to be at work in time. Guess that means it‘s time to see if the audio is available on Libby! Curse you employment!

Tattooedteacher I hate when our jobs get in the way of reading. Ugh. 1y
Hestapleton @Tattooedteacher RIGHT? So rude. How dare my boss not give any consideration to that fact that I am more invested in an alternate world than I am in the work she wants me to do? Lol 1y
Tattooedteacher @Hestapleton LOL. that made me smile. 1y
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BookDragonNotWorm I LOVED this one! Have you read any of her others? 1y
Hestapleton @BookDragonNotWorm I‘ve read HEROINE and THE INITIAL INSULT. She‘s becoming a fast favorite - I‘ve loved everything I‘ve read. Any other recs? 1y
BookDragonNotWorm Heroine was so brutal! I loved it! 😂 The Female Of The Species made me ugly cry. Lots of trigger warnings in that one, and it kind of broke my heart, but probably my favorite of hers. 1y
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TheLibrarian
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eBook deal! This is a fast-paced, YA survival book that I highly recommend.

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Johanna414
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I sat down to set some goals for the #OutstandingOctober #readathon and start reading, but was immediately mobbed by tiny humans... story of my life! I don't really have any concrete goals, just to carve out some time to read each day. Finishing 3 or 4 books would be a bonus. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck 🤣🙈 Great to have you with us! 😁 2y
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Johanna414
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I absolutely love Mindy McGinnis for her dark, gritty YA... her newest starts off with some gut punching imagery, so I can only imagine where it's going to take me!

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Hooked_on_books
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Ashley ends up lost in the woods but has hiking experience and survival training. This novel follows her harrowing quest to survive, including some relatively graphic injuries. It‘s a bit too YA for me at times, but overall is a good book about resilience, mental strength, and self-reliance.

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akaGingerK
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Well, I grabbed this #advancedlistenercopy because McGinnis‘s earlier book was a fantastic, dark read, and yet somehow I was Not Prepared for how gritty this is?! This book goes hard into what it takes to survive, and the plot sets out serious, severe obstacles along the way for a competent, tough protagonist.

I loved it.

All the warnings for animal harm, and some for gore.

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swishandflick
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Intense survival story that packs a big punch in a relatively small number of pages. McGinnis is a recent discovery of mine - excited to keep checking out her stuff!

BookDragonNotWorm I loved this one! Heroine was also really good - her books are brutal!!! 3y
swishandflick @BookDragonNotWorm Yes! Heroine was the first book of hers I read, so good! 3y
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Book_yogi
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Every book McGinnis writes I find is a little hard to read, raw, real, and worth it. This is no different with Ashley's survival story full of gore, and intense struggle.

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AshleyC816
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This was an intense, difficult read, but I‘m giving it a pick because I couldn‘t put it down! Read it in one sitting! Do not read if you are squeamish and there is some animal death. That said, it was completely riveting!

wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐶 3y
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BookNightOwl
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Be Not Far From Me is about Ashley who goes on a camping trip with some friends. Ashley finds out something that sends her running into the woods where eventually she gets lost and fighting for her life. This is typical Mindy McGinnis where there are some weird unexpected parts but overall enjoyed this story of survival.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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In traditional Mindy McGinnis style, this book fucked with me and gave me an empty feeling at the end. As someone also not good with blood and anything medical and bodily... *shivers*

BookDragonNotWorm I loved this one! Her books hit so hard! 😍 3y
SassenachTheBookWizard @BookDragonNotWorm yeah they mess with my head so much. 3y
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Happy Spring! What are you guys looking forward to reading? My most anticipated release is The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben.

https://readinginthewildwood.com/2020/03/19/spring-2020-anticipated-releases/

MadDustKitties Happy Spring! I'm looking forward to The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires, by Grady Hendrix. It comes out April 7th. 🤓 3y
wildwoodreads @SinisterDustbunnies That sounds awesome! 3y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Managed to squeeze in two short books yesterday

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tjwill
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Wow! I raced through this book the past two days! It is a YA survival story about a teenager in the Great Smokey Mountains, out for a night of camping and drinking with her friends. When she catches her boyfriend with his ex, she runs off from camp, falls over a ridge, and breaks her foot. She wakes up on her own and must find her way out when she can‘t find the trail and has multiple injuries. The narration by Brittany Pressley was captivating.

Reviewsbylola This sounds awesome and I don‘t even like YA! 3y
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BookDragonNotWorm
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I can‘t say enough good things about this book! I couldn‘t put it down! Well crafted and suspenseful, it grabbed me from the start and wouldn‘t let me go until I reached the last page. I feel like I‘m still catching my breath. Highly recommended!

That-Bookish-Hiker I LOVED this book! I really just love all her books. 😆 3y
BookDragonNotWorm @That-Bookish-Hiker I can't ditto that enough! She's an awesome author across genres! 3y
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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
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BOOK TAGS⇣
⤏ A CHEATING BOYFRIEND...A DRUNKEN FALL DOWN A RAVINE ⤏ LOST & HUNGOVER WITH A VERY BROKEN FOOT ⤏ GRAPHIC DEPICTIONS OF SURVIVAL ⤏ LIFE REFLECTIONS
My review in one sentence⤏ A gruesome tale of survival, filled with misadventure and ruminations about life.
See my full review here⤏ https://leahsbookishobsession2.blogspot.com/2020/03/review-be-not-far-from-me.ht...

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GondorGirl
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Epic Reads Meetup in Ann Arbor with Evelyn Skye, Mindy McGinnis, and Elana K. Arnold!

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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I love this authors writing so when I saw she had a new book and it was described as Hatchet meets Wild, both books I love, I knew wanted it ASAP.

This story DID NOT disappoint! I was riveted from page one and could not put the book down. I finished it in one sitting! I passed up sunshine after a break in rain in the PNW because of this book!

Already thinking of when I can reread it 😝.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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This book doesn‘t release until March 3rd and I already preorder my copy but when I saw this at Powell‘s I couldn‘t pass it up. 😱

Started it this morning and I can‘t put it down.

#currentlyreading

valeriegeary I was just reading about this one last night! Sounds good! 3y
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