Wednesday, 21 May 2014

That's What HE Said #10: Out of Reach by Missy Johnson

That's What HE Said
is a weekly meme hosted by Chapter Break  

where you share your favorite line from your book boyfriend to his heroine. 

 You can find more information and how to participate on your blog HERE!

"I'll always be with you, Emily. No matter where you are, or what you're doing, I'll be right there with you." 


Out of Reach
by Missy Johnson
Paperback, 207 pages
Published May 7th 2014

My best friend was dying and I was in love with his girl.

Andy and I had been best friends since we were eight-years old.
Watching him slowly fade away, ever closer to his final breath, made
me so incredibly angry. I knew there was nothing I could do to change it--I had given in to despair, but Andy had not. He had one last hand to play.

He wasn't going to simply sit back and wait for Death to claim him--not Andy. He was going to live life until he couldn't hold his eyes open any longer.

Andy didn't want to die in some sterile hospital and asked me to take him and Emily to the beach. It would be our last road trip together.

Emily. Emily was a problem for me.

I harbored a secret that would have torn our friendship apart. I was in love with Andy's girl, and had been since she'd walked into our sixth grade class, so many years ago.

So what kind of person am I? My best friend is dying, and it's
awful--but my heart still aches for his girl. I hate myself for
thinking beyond Andy's death and whether there could ever be a future for Emily and I, but I can't help it.

I'm in love with her.

My Thoughts
This was such a sweet, sad story.  Andy is dying and wants to make the best of his last few weeks...saying goodbye in style.  Emily is the girl he will be leaving behind.  Andy's a great friend and a super sweet guy.


  1. That is a sweet quote, especially in the context. I haven't read this book but it sounds quite good actually. Well, also sad.

  2. +JMJ+

    Your comment on makes more sense in the light of the quotation you chose to share. Someone simply being there for the one he loves is already so beautiful! =)

  3. Wow, must be a great read. I wonder how it all turns out for Andy's friend, and of course, Andy. Will have to check this book out soon. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Wow, I like this! Adding to my TBR list... was the whole book from his POV only?


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