Anywhere But Here

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Anywhere But Here
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October 15, 2013
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Cole’s small town is a trap he’s determined to escape in this fresh and moving debut novel that balances loss with humor.

Ever since his mom died, Cole just feels stuck. His dad acts like a stranger, and Lauren, his picture-perfect girlfriend of two years, doesn’t understand him anymore. He can’t ditch his dad, so Cole breaks up with Lauren. She doesn’t take the news very well, and Cole’s best friend won’t get off his case about it.

Now more than ever, Cole wants to graduate and leave his small, suffocating town. And everything is going according to plan—until Cole discovers the one secret that could keep him there…forever.

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Thought-Provoking and Interesting.
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I like the color scheme of the cover, the loneliness it portrays and how well it relates to the story. ANYWHERE BUT HERE is a well written, thought-provoking story about Cole and his desire to escape small town life. He's grieving when we meet him so he doesn't always make the best choices. Through the encouragement of a school Guidance Counselor, Cole uses his interest in cinematography to create a documentary of his town, the people in it and his reasons for wanting to leave.

During the course of filming however, Cole learns some important lessons about life, love and friendship. He also discovers that sometimes, the very thing you're trying to escape is the one thing you need to hold onto.



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I really enjoyed this book. It was very interesting. It always kept you wondering what was gonna happen next. Cole had really changed through the whole book. He learned a lot and he experienced a lot. He lost his unborn baby and the girl he loved didn't want him back. I really encourage anyone to read this book. You will enjoy it as much as I did.
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