The Way Home by Anastisa Vitsky ~ Book Review by Ameliah

Title: The Way Home

Author: Anastisa Vitsky

Publisher:Lazy Day Publishing

Rating: 4.75 of 5 Stars


Natalie always wanted a little sister. Kat didn’t know she was allowed to want anything…or anyone.

Kat, a shy farmgirl, arrives at her freshman dorm with a backpack, a suitcase, and her mother’s wish for Kat to attend college “at least until you get married”. Her roommate Natalie, a confident and fun-loving social butterfly, decides sight unseen that Kat will become her best friend for life. Natalie teaches Kat about college life, academics, and friendship by taking Kat under her wing…and over her knee.

Then their lives fall apart one fateful night on campus, and for the rest of the decade Kat and Natalie struggle to find their way back to each other. Their way home.

My View:

Hide the Wooden Spoons!

I liked how the book was broken into time frames. Some now then back to years ago, then to months ago and back to now. Not many book I have read do this. It made the story much more interesting and all the more complex, emotion wise.

I eagerly started this book yesterday evening, I was truly enjoying it and when 1am passed by I thought I should stop for the night in spite of not wanting to. I even dreamed about this tale. When I went back to it this morning, I felt as if I were the one being punished! SO much emotional turmoil, I didn’t know how to feel. Kat and Nat are no longer words on a screen, they have become real.

I understand Kat, I get her, I might even be her. But there were times I just wanted to throttle her for being so clueless and fail able when Natalie needed her to be strong and disobey. I cried the first time and I cried again when I thought Natalie might be in trouble again. How blind can Kat be! I grow angrier and my heart bleeds for Natalie, I know she is all alone and is in serious trouble, it is so evident! I don’t want to read anymore but I will not abandon Nat too! (I have been told I get far too involved with some characters. They stop being words on a screen and instead become friends…. I’d go to therapy but I am not usually unhappy with this)

Things end on a happier note. After reading to the end things are not quite as dire as I had feared. I can’t pretend I understood Nat’s choices as Ms. Vitsky did not allow me to see into Natalie’s thoughts, a disappointment but to be honest I am very interested in reading more to see if her point of view will be told.

The important thing is that I know that both of these women age going to be alright. They have each other and that is all they truly need. I can not wait to read the next book in the series!!


Buy Links

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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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