Thursday, July 12, 2012

Review: A Long From Home by Gwendolyn Heasley

A Long Way From You
Gwendolyn Heasley
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publish Date: June 5, 2012
Trade Paperback {p.314}
Source: Publisher
Genre: Young Adult
Kitsy Kidd
Challenge: 100+
Buy the Book: Amazon

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.
Kitsy is a cute, likable character with a big heart and even bigger dreams. She leaves her small-town Texas home to live in New York at her BFF's house while she's away at summer camp. I didn't really get the friendship between these two. It seemed that all Corrinne did was make snide remakes and digs at Kitsy's hometown.

As for Kitsy's boyfriend Hands, he was okay from what little I knew of him. He and Kitsy didn't seem to have this grand love affair but more of an elementary type of love. Not that that's a bad thing, they were just more buddies than anything else.

"Art Boy" or Tad, never really took off for me either. He too was an okay character, but more of a big brother type to Kisty.

I just kept seeing Kitsy as the adorable side-kick, but not the leading lady.
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