Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Gr 9 Up-When Rachel’s brother begins using : Out of Reach eBook: Carrie Arcos: Kindle Store. Out of Reach by Carrie Arcos – How do you find someone who doesn’t want to be found? A girl searches for her missing addict brother while confronting her own. Out of Reach Summary & Study Guide. Carrie Arcos. This Study Guide consists of approximately 46 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis.

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Out of Reach Summary & Study Guide

Delete comment or cancel. I don’t know why i love this book, i just do.

I find myself hoping along with the character. Oct 31, Samantha rated it it was amazing Shelves: Get your free lesson today! Jun 24, Melannie: It gives detailed accounts of how substance abuse can have dangerous lasting effects not just on the user, but also the people around them.

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Only tidbit was how the book ended up in the air a bit. Would you give up on family? I guess that made it real though – that’s what it’s like to have an addict in your life. I would call the ending anti-climatic at best.

Dec 09, Drew rated it liked it Shelves: Yes, there were issues! After an anonymous tip of arcls whereabouts of her brother who had returned from rehab, relapsed and then disappeared, Rachel sets out to find him.

Nov 27, Lisa rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s the universal truth. When Rachel’s brother, Micah, leaves home after a failed stint at a drug rehabilitation center, Rachel thinks that she is better off without him. With every glimpse back i If i had to choose my absolute favorite book ofit would be this one. Drug addiction is a major issue, that many people witness or readh.


Mixed with heartbreaking pieces of back-story and the sometimes funny, sometimes sad, sometimes sweet There are books meant to get your heart racing with action, your stomach turning from the gore, and your heart off from the romance. Writing something that may be upsetting to some readers or may be totally difficult to write because it takes time for a story like this to build up and strengthen.

Mark grapples with the loss of his twin sister in this heart-wrenching novel of grief and resilience from National Book Award finalist Carrie Arcos. Mercury By Lesley-Ann Jones. The emotional toll this takes on her is almost too much to handle, but when Micah runs away, Rachel is tortured by guilt and the feeling that she abandoned the person closest to her.

After I’d set down the book for a few hours, I thought about it and realized this wasn’t a perfect story and was never meant to be, so the realistic, unhappy ending fit perfectly. I reaach every second I spent reading it. I was reading some reviews before starting and I definitely lowered my expectations before going in.

Do you really want to delete this prezi? But otherwise, the book moves along at a steady pace.

I don’t know if you’ll connect with Rachel or the storyline if you don’t have any idea how painful it is to watch someone you love destroy themselves. At the same time though you know Micah is responsible for his downward spiral because, like Rachel points out in the book, he makes the conscious decision to keep going after the first hit. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Then the guilt from her feeling she could have done more and how she feeling bad about certain other feelings.


Want to Read saving…. Rachel’s brother Micah is a meth addict. The further I got into this book, the more irritated I oyt.

Why she thinks she will be able to find her brother by simply looking on street corners in a single day was beyond me, but hey, more fucking power to her misguided hope. The story is intense, but not in-your-face intense, get my drift?

Photo credit Hank Fortener. The book goes back and forth between the past and present which slows the reading down a little bit Out of Reach is kind of like an extended road trip. He’s disappeared, and she carries the weight of knowing of his addiction and the guilt of not telling her parents before it was too late.