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Tough girl in love

Things get uncomfortable when a policeman’s daughter falls for another officer on the force

YA

Here So Far Away

Hadley Dyer

HarperCollins Canada, Ages 14+

NOVELS IN WHICH a “mature” teen girl falls for a much older guy are nothing new. The standard way of resolving the ill-fated love is that the guy ends up leaving town or dying, thereby disappearing from the girl’s life. The abandonment causes the heroine to pick up the pieces and become a more fully formed human being. While Hadley Dyer’s latest, Here So Far Away, refreshingly underplays that shopworn premise, the relationship at the heart of this YA novel presents a more of-the-moment issue for the reader.

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