Miles From Kara

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Title: Miles From Kara

Author: Melissa West

Published Date: December 2, 2014

Rating: 4/5 Stars

SynopsisKara Marcus is desperate to forget the past and move on. But she can’t escape her choices—especially when she finds herself falling in love…
Since the first day she stepped into her childhood Southern Baptist church, two truths have been engrained in Kara Marcus’s head: sex before marriage is bad and murder is a sin. And that’s why Kara can never forgive herself for what she did at the age of sixteen.
Now, as second semester of freshman year comes to a close, Kara has stood by her high school boyfriend, Ethan. But as they seem to grow further and further apart every day, Kara realizes that she has feelings for someone else: Ethan’s roommate Colt.
Suddenly, Kara’s clear-cut world shifts out of focus, and she’s torn between what her head tells her is right and what her heart is desperately pushing her to do—even if it means committing another undeniable sin...
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Review: Colt... Dreamy Colt. Kara... Stubborn Kara. That is the best way to describe these two characters in Miles from Kara.
This book was a great short read. The writing was awesome, but the message Melissa was trying to get across made this book all worth it.

We do a lot in the past that we're either proud of or regret. As time moves forward from that event, we tend to dwell on the ones we regret. That is Kara's situation here. She lives a life where the past isn't just the past but is present (hopefully that makes sense). All that she does is based on that one event.
Only a few know the story, but everyone knows that this isn't the way to go about her life. They say that she's living in the past while in the present. She's trying to cope what she did years ago now, but it's hurting her. And she acknowledged the fact that it is hurting her, but it's human nature to be stubborn and go our own way. We rather learn ourselves rather than listen to caution. 

In the end, the point really is, don't let the past control us. It's hard to do, but it's doable.

Author Bio & LinksMelissa West writes young adult and new adult novels for Entangled Teen and Embrace and Penguin/InterMix. She lives outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband and two daughters and spends most of her time writing, reading, or fueling her coffee addiction.
She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and a M.S. in Graphic Communication, both from Clemson University. Yeah, her blood runs orange.


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