A Long Way from You

A Long Way from You

by Gwendolyn Heasley


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A Long Way from You by Gwendolyn Heasley

For too long, Kitsy has had to satisfy her dreams of becoming a real artist by giving her friends makeovers before prom. So when her best friend Corrinne's family offers to sponsor her for a summer art course in New York City, Kitsy bids a temporary good-bye to Texas to say hello to the West Village.

Between navigating the subway and the New Yorkers—namely, the Art Boy who has a nice trick of getting under her skin—Kitsy knows that this summer is going to be about a lot more than figure drawing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061978852
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/05/2012
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Gwendolyn Heasley is a graduate of Davidson College and earned master’s degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia and the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Gwendolyn lives in Naples, Florida, the setting of Don’t Call Me Baby, but still misses New York City. She is also the author of two other novels for teens, Where I Belong and A Long Way from You, and a digital original novella, The Art of Goodbye.

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A Long Way from You 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Two weeks ago, I got Where I Belong and I loved it. When I realized there was another, I knew I had to get it. The author is great and I hope she has other books to write. D.N.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much because it showed a side of Kitsy that you didn't know about of could tell from the first book "where I belong" where Kitsy was her best friend how as Corrine calls her "overly peppy and energectic like off of red bull"! In this book it shows how she really feels about art and the struggles she tries to leave behind about her family. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves New York, and to girls between the age of 12-17. There really is nothing bad I can say about this book.
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out my full review at Kritters Ramblings Kitsy has never left the state of Texas and she is headed to New York City for the summer for art school. She has always dreamed of leaving her small town and discovering what is out there beyond her home town and she is given the perfect opportunity to experience NYC for a summer. Staying with her friend Corrine's parents, she has a home base, but she learns where to find trouble and what she is willing to do to concur her dream of becoming an artist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first book and thought that was amazing but I think this one was even better! I loved it!! <3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book and i hope there is another book coming out in the series thats just as fun
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gwendolyn Heasley is a very good writer, i liked her first book and i like this one too. I was a little disappointed with the ending but it was cute story
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Suzyqread More than 1 year ago
This is really for all ages. Kitsy is so real with her struggles. I loved how Kitsy has a devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other shoulder. The author's other book, Where I Belong is also a great read.
livelife More than 1 year ago
Kitsy Kidd is adorable! Throughout the book I pictured her as a young Reese Witherspoon (from Sweet Home Alabama) with a cute Texas accent and fun style. Normally when I read Young Adult Contemporary books I look for a bit of romance, but in A Long Way from You Kitsy was all I needed; there are guys and plenty of sweet moments but Kitsy is definitely the star. Gwendolyn Heasley does a fantastic job creating a character that defies the rules of Upper East Side popularity and still comes up on top. All hail us Art Nerds :) Gwendolyn also wrote Where I Belong about Corrinne (Kitsy's best friend) and in this companion to Where I Belong the reader is introduced to Kitsy's story. I haven't yet read Where I Belong, but after A Long Way from You I definitely plan on it. I didn't couldn't put this one down once I started it! Kitsy is in New York for a summer art program. She makes all the touristy mistakes and does a great job being adorable. Her home life is anything but perfect, she's mature beyond her years and used to being the responsible one. This summer though, is her chance to be a teenager and have a memorable time. My favorite secondary character is definitely Iona! Or, I-don't-want-to-know-ya Iona as Corrinne would call her. She's misunderstood (and likes it that way) and if I had to guess I'd say she's done with the glitzy NY crap; Iona's her own girl and ends up really being a great friend for Kitsy (think Kat from 10 Things I hate about You). Oh and I have to mention Art Boy. Totally drool worthy, and mysterious. But, Kitsy came to NY attached to someone. The question I kept asking myself while reading was; does she plan to keep it that way? This book is just an overall great read, it has all of the elements that I look for in a story. Filled with genuine and down to earth characters (most of them), NY scenery, hilarious moments, music, and art; A Long Way from You completely stole my heart and there are parts that still have me cracking up. Kitsy is an amazing narrator and hearing her inner dialogue makes her story wonderful and fun. It's a must read for fans of Jennifer Echols, Sarah Dessen, and Stephanie Perkins.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was really slow and boring