A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery
Release Date - July 7, 2015
Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth
She had the best of intentions. Kelsey Maxfield and her identical twin sister Michelle seem to have it all. Kelsey is a talented dancer, captain of her high school's dance team, and girlfriend to a college student. Michelle is a talented artist, a bit more of a rebel, and dating Peter, a young man who is about to be deployed. Kelsey's world shatters when Michelle dies in a car accident.
When letters from Peter arrive, Kelsey realizes she needs to tell him the truth. One night, when he calls Michelle, Kelsey sits down in front of the computer to reveal Michelle's death. However, she cannot bring herself to do it. Especially not when Peter says Michelle is the reason he's able to keep going. Instead, Kelsey begins to pose as Michelle, knowing someday she'll have to break his heart and tell the truth.
A Million Miles Away is a gripping read. While the reader knows what Kelsey is doing is wrong, it's hard to blame her. In her shoes, I think many would find it impossible to break the young soldiers heart when he's in the middle of a war. I leave it to the reader to see how it plays out. If you like young adult romances, you're going to be really hooked in this story.