The Farther You Run: The Sequel to A Time for Dancing

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This past May, Samantha Russell lost her best friend, Juliana, to cancer. Now there is no one to share secrets, gossip, and dreams; no reason to keep taking dance class, another passion they shared. Then Sammie meets Mona, a virtual Jules lookalike, in summer school. The two of them bond right away, and wind up sharing an apartment in San Francisco. It's thrilling, being out in the world for the first time-but something is not quite right. Mona may look a bit like Jules, but Jules didn't have a bipolar mother. ...

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Overview

This past May, Samantha Russell lost her best friend, Juliana, to cancer. Now there is no one to share secrets, gossip, and dreams; no reason to keep taking dance class, another passion they shared. Then Sammie meets Mona, a virtual Jules lookalike, in summer school. The two of them bond right away, and wind up sharing an apartment in San Francisco. It's thrilling, being out in the world for the first time-but something is not quite right. Mona may look a bit like Jules, but Jules didn't have a bipolar mother. She didn't have relationships that tore her apart. And, most of all, Jules didn't know what is was like to live with someone who can't stop grieving. Sammie and Mona have to face the most difficult things in their life-alone, and together-because the past has a way of catching up with the present, if you're not careful. This sequel to A Time for Dancing is equally evocative, poignant, funny, and heart-wrenching-and well worth the wait.

Even with a new best friend and a new boyfriend, Samantha has a hard time adjusting to life without her best friend Juliana, who died of cancer.

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Publishers Weekly
Samantha Russell, who lost her best friend, Juliana, to cancer in A Time for Dancing, still suffers from that loss in the sequel, The Farther You Run by Davida Wills Hurwin. Samantha is trying her hardest to forget Jules, and she finds an able ally when she meets feisty Mona in summer school, and the two quickly bond. In chapters alternating between Mona's and Samantha's points of view, Hurwin describes Samantha's emotional journey to face her painful memories. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
This book is the sequel to A Time for Dancing. Samantha is learning to survive after her best friend died of cancer. The story begins the summer after Jules death and Samantha finds herself in summer school where she meets Mona. Like Samantha, Mona has had some rough issues to deal with. Her mom is bipolar and Mona is the only one around to keep things together sometimes. The two girls quickly bond and suddenly decide to move to San Francisco together. The story is told from alternating perspectives of Mona and Samantha. They deal with boyfriends, sex, individuality and their goals. The girls still have issues in their lives and they can't hide from them forever; and suddenly their friendship isn't all they though it was. While this book is a sequel, it can stand well on its own. The story deals with some fairly mature issues, but not always in such as realistic way. For example, Mona, at they age of 17, is able to get a respectable job at an advertising agency with little effort. The difficulty of living on your own as a teenager is not really discussed. The alternating perspective is an effective window into the character's thoughts. However, due to the constant and quick shifts, readers may often be confused as to which girl they are reading about. 2003, Viking/Penguin Group,
— Caroline Haugen
VOYA
Hurwin lets down her readers by writing a story that is utterly incomparable to its prequel. The characters are no longer believable or interesting, and Sammie's new friend Mona is especially aggravating. How she and Sammie become such good friends so quickly is a mystery, and readers won't truly care about Mona's potentially interesting relationship with her mother. Hurwin waits until the very end of the book to explore Sammie's feelings, and only in these last few chapters does the author show signs of the kind of writing that brought her popularity through her first book. Readers might enjoy this light, fluffy read but will then look back at it as being nowhere near to what Hurwin did in A Time for Dancing. VOYA CODES: 4Q 4P S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2003, Viking, 256p,
— Anna Hutchinson, Teen Reviewer
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-In this unremarkable sequel to A Time for Dancing (Little, Brown, 1995), Samantha must cope with the death of her best friend as she also takes her first steps into the adult world. The first book ended with Jules's death from cancer; this one takes up Samantha's story during the following year. She is in denial, unable to deal with the loss of her longtime friend. Going to summer school in order to graduate, she befriends Mona, a troubled girl who happens to look like Jules. She and Samantha manage to find an apartment to share in San Francisco, where they both get jobs. Mona deals with her mother's mental problems and her own self-destructive behavior while Samantha buries her feelings and pushes friends and family away. When Samantha argues with her boyfriend, Mona ends up sleeping with him, nearly ending the friendship. Eventually, Samantha takes steps to come to terms with her loss. The friendship between the two girls is convincing, and teens will enjoy reading about their attempts to build a life away from their parents. Casual marijuana use and several sex scenes-none particularly graphic-give readers a realistic view of teen life. However, the plot is too thin to grab the attention of anyone who has not read and loved the first book.-Miranda Doyle, San Francisco Public Library Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Samantha, the surviving friend in perennially popular A Time for Dancing (1995) continues her life immediately following Julie's death by leaving dancing completely alone. Julie's death from cancer was told in the first novel in alternating chapters, a structure Hurwin retains, by having the voice of new friend Mona alternate with that of Sam's. Slowly and painfully the path Sam must take to deal with her grief unfolds. Mona is a substitute for Julie, and her wry humor and unusual home life-her mother is bipolar with memorable manic episodes-provides needed balance. After the girls meet in a makeup English class, they decide to live together in an apartment in San Francisco rather than go to college. Immensely appealing and slightly unrealistic in the depiction of life on one's own, this will be most satisfying to those who have read the first of the pair. The lack of passion for dancing is decidedly noticeable. Upscale Lurlene McDaniel fare. (Fiction. YA)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142402948
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 14 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 580L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.28 (w) x 7.06 (h) x 0.59 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2005

    An emotional roller coaster

    IT MADE ME CRY!!! It was the saddest book that i've read lately i couldn't put it down, i finished it in 3 hours. It goes through all of the hardships of finding a new friend after death, and the aftermath. Samantha deals with so much. I admire her!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2005

    Best Book Ever!

    I loved this book! I read A Time for Dancing, years ago, I believe when I was in the fourth grade which was in 2001. It was the best book I had ever read. When I was searching through the book shelves at Barnes and Noble, I found the sequel, not long after it had come out. In the past two years, I have read this book so many times it's not funny. Each and every time I cry, because no matter how many times you've read it or if you memorized it, it truly is a sad book, yet its amazing! I myself am a dancer also. I know that I hooked a lot of my friends up with there favorite book, and that would have to be this one!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2004

    Captures exactly what it's like to lose a friend

    When a friend recomended the first book, A Time For Dancing, for a book speech that I had to do for my English class, I thought she was kidding. What kind of title is A Time For Dancing? On a wimb, I decided to read the book. The first paragraph entranced me with the book... after I had finished the book, I had to find out what would happen to Sam; how would she go on without her best friend? I had high hopes for the second book, The Farther You Run, and I was not let down in the least. The book describes Sam's feelings so well. You see her fight to keep her life on track and learn how to keep herself going without her beloved One and Only. After you read this book, I gaurantee that you will learn to appreciate your friends and you will truly cry. I hope you enjoy both books as much as I did.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2008

    Way better than the 1st

    I just finished this book today, and I must say, it was INCREDIBLE. I didn't think it would be very good, because the first one was tremendous. But as soon as Part 1 was read, I knew this book was going to be better. The problems grow and grow and grow, but that is what makes it better. It was truy real and incredible and I wish Ms. Wills would write a third, although I don't know what could happen. The story pretty much sums up at the end. Usually I don't like when a story closes, but I was sort of happy, because all of my questions were answered. An amazing book. Recommend it to anyone who doesn't mind letting a tear fall.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2007

    sweet and TOTALLY AMAZING

    i absolutely loved the farther you run! this book was definitely better than the first one (a time for dancing). while a time for dancing was all about julliana dying, the farther you run had more than one plot running and was much sweeter. it got more into depth with the troubles that all girls can relate to: friends, boyfriends, parents, happiness, remebrance...the list goes on and on. this book was a real page-turner and truely touched my heart. i loved the last chapter, it had to be my favorite part in the entire book...and for some reason made me cry...haha still not sure why but honestly IF YOU ARE A TEENAGE GIRL THEN YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK! you'll love it i promise

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2006

    One of my favorite books everrrr

    Honestly, I didn't think the sequel could be as good as the first, but it definately was. I loved the characters, and there was a purpose for every chapter. I read it in one night. I definately recommend this book if you liked A Time for Dancing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2006

    This is great

    i didnt really think that you could make a sequal to a time for dancing but Hurwin did it. I didnt think that i would like it as much as a time for dancing but i think that i did. I didnt cry as much because i think that after i read a time for dancing i think that i was prepared for a drastic ending. Like someone else said it does had a ton of curse words but otherwise its ok. I would totally recommend this book! B.T.W. this is a sequal to a time for dancing. That means read a time for dancing FIRST!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2005

    Mind- Numbing

    This book is tedious . The characters are so trite. It is confusing how she has the chapters alternate from Samantha to Mona. It took me forever to finish this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2005

    The best book ever!

    This has to be the best book i've ever read!I'm not that big on reading, and it usually takes me a while to read a book but i finished this book in 3 days! I couldn't put it down!Definately read it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2005

    Truley Amazing......

    this is really a great book. It makes you cry a little, and it leaves you wondering, what if someone i truely admired passes away??? this book will really shock you, but in a good way.. if your a little kid, you might not wanna rread this, theres WAY 2 much curse words.. i am in 9th grade + use them myself, but if ur little i wudnt reccomend reading it. buhbye.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2004

    Just as good as the first

    When I finished the 1st book I just had to see if there was a 2nd. I just had to know what happened with Sam. The last pages left me crying once again. Once you pick up this book you won't be ale to set it down at all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2003

    Gooooo Book

    This book was just as good as I had anticipated! The character description is so precise and there is no question as to what their emotions are. Nonetheless this book is a tearjerker and I wouldn't recomend that you read infront of a crowd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2003

    As good as the 1st

    Omg this was so good. I read the first one over the summer and fell in love with the story. Today, at Barnes and Nobles, i found the sequal, and finished it about 5 minutes ago. It made me cry 7 different times. Although, i did wonder what it said on rosie and her moms tapes and what happend in the end. but all in all it was amazing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2003

    tearjerker

    awesome book, but extremely sad--even sadder than the first because instead of dying, jules is actually dead now. i find myself missing jules, because i felt like i knew and loved her. the ending was profound, although i wish it would have extended on just a bit farther and that the volovochev guy would have called her a 'dancer'. i also want to know what jules said on the tapes for rosie and her parents. i cried a whole lot during this book, but i loved it anyway!

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