A World Away, by Nancy Grossman

Friday, 17 January 2014

A World Away, by Nancy Grossman

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Chick-lit

Other Nancy Grossman Books

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "A summer of firsts 

Sixteen-year-old Eliza Miller has never made a phone call, never tried on a pair of jeans, never sat in a darkened theater waiting for a movie to start. She's never even talked to someone her age who isn't Amish, like her. 

A summer of good-byes 

When she leaves her close-knit family to spend the summer as a nanny in suburban Chicago, a part of her can't wait to leave behind everything she knows. She can't imagine the secrets she will uncover, the friends she will make, the surprises and temptations of a way of life so different from her own. 

A summer of impossible choice 

Every minute Eliza spends with her new friend Josh feels as good as listening to music for the first time, and she wonders whether there might be a place for her in his world. But as summer wanes, she misses the people she has left behind, and the Plain life she once took for granted. Eliza will have to decide for herself where she belongs. Whichever choice she makes, she knows she will lose someone she loves."


  • I love books about the Amish, they way they live life is extraordinary. I really liked this one, it was a change from all the paranormal-romance books I've been reading. It was deep and beautiful and was the perfect coming of age novel for all teenage girls out there.

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