Friday, November 23, 2012

Out of Reach by Carrie Arcos

Publisher: Simon Pulse
Published: 01 December 2013
Format: Paperback 250 pages
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Categories: Family Siblings Drugs & Addiction Self-Esteem
ISBN 13: 9781442440548 ISBN 10: 1442440546

Praise for OUT OF REACH

"Ellen Hopkins fans will find another look at methamphetamine addiction in this quick, realistic debut. " Kirkus

"Teens affected by drug use may see their own experiences reflected in Rachel’s story. Recommend this to readers of Ellen Hopkins’ similarly themed novels in verse." Booklist

* "Arcos paints a complex, honest, devastating portrait of what it means to watch someone you love turn into a stranger. The result is an empathetic, highly readable tale that captures the messy dynamics of sibling relationships, the pain and powerlessness of addiction from a loved one’s perspective, and, in an ending that brilliantly mingles loss and hope, the necessity of letting go." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

"A powerful debut." School Library Journal

How do you find someone who doesn’t want to be found? A girl searches for her missing addict brother while confronting her own secrets in this darkly lyrical novel.

Rachel has always idolized her older brother Micah. He struggles with addiction, but she tells herself that he’s in control. And she almost believes it. Until the night that Micah doesn’t come home.

Rachel’s terrified—and she can’t help but feel responsible. She should have listened when Micah tried to confide in her. And she only feels more guilt when she receives an anonymous note telling her that Micah is nearby and in danger.

With nothing more to go on than hope and a slim lead, Rachel and Micah’s best friend, Tyler, begin the search. Along the way, Rachel will be forced to confront her own dark secrets, her growing attraction to Tyler…and the possibility that Micah may never come home.

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Carrie Arcos is a National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature for OUT OF REACH. She lives in Los Angeles with her family. THERE WILL COME A TIME will be available May 6, 2014. You can find more about her at

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  1. Thanks very much for this lovely giveaway Carrie! Great interview with Jean and I am very excited to get started on 'Out of Reach':)

  2. Thank you Carrie and Jean for this awesome giveaway!!!

  3. Thanks Carrie for a wonderful giveaway!

  4. Thanks Carrie for a wonderful giveaway!

  5. Thank you Carrie for the donation!