The Opposite of Here by Tara Altebrando

The Opposite of Here

"A taut, evocative thriller that's surprising to the last page." --Karen M. McManus, New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is LyingThere's no hiding on a cruise ship-not even from yourself. Natalie's parents are taking her and her three best friends on a cruise for her seventeenth birthday. A sail-a-bration, they call it. But it's only been a few short months since Natalie's boyfriend died in a tragic accident, and she wants to be anywhe...


Details The Opposite of Here

TitleThe Opposite of Here
ISBN9781681197067
Author
Release DateJun 5th, 2018
PublisherBloomsbury YA
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Thriller, Mystery
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Reviews The Opposite of Here

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    1970-01-01
    There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. This is not exactly an objectively high-quality book - listen, we know that - but I think as vaguely mediocre YA thrillers go, this is just about the best you can ever do. There’s something to be said for reading something in an hour and getting chills.The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has see...
  • emma
    1970-01-01
    This book is...bonkers.I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it’s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they’re bonkers.Everyone knows that.This book wasn’t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. But bonkers? Yes.It might actually be bonkers because it’s not any of those things.I will back up.Natalie’s boyfriend died a couple months back in a car accident and she’s...
  • Michelle
    1970-01-01
    For a young adult thriller / mystery this isn't too bad. Natalie, Lexie, Nora, and Charlotte are BFF's. Natalie's boyfriend, Paul, was killed several months earlier in a fatal car accident. Natalie has been in a funk since it happened and is unable to laugh and have fun as she once used too. Her parents think that booking her and her friends on a cruise for her upcoming birthday, a sail-a-bration, will be just the thing to bring her back to life....
  • Marla
    1970-01-01
    Natalie and her family go on a cruise with three of Natalie’s friends to celebrate her 17th birthday. On the very first day, Natalie meets a guy in the teen area and they hit it off. But then he disappears and because of the things he said to her, she thinks he jumped. She then meets another boy who is his twin named Michael. Together, Michael and Natalie try to find the twin before he does something bad to someone or himself because according ...
  • Kristina Reads - Books. Blogs. Memes.
    1970-01-01
    Trigger warning for sexual assaultSo yeah this was another weird one that just didn’t quite do it for me.This started out with an interesting premise and just kind of went way off the yellow brick road into Wonderland and left us behind.None of Natalie’s actions made sense to me. She meets this guy the first night of the cruise and, after some light flirting (during which he never even tells her his name) she decides she might be falling in l...
  • Stacee
    1970-01-01
    I am a huge fan of twisty mysteries that have a touch of unreliability and with that synopsis, I was eager to get to this one. I liked Natalie well enough. There are definitely some things going on, some fairly obvious and some not quite as obvious right away. As the layer peel back, her actions make sense and yet I was still bummed at how she was treating her BFFs. Plot wise, the story moves, but it’s repetitive. At first I thought it would ad...
  • Anna
    1970-01-01
    I absolutely LOVED! this book. It took me till the third page (ish) before I was hooked. I will admit I’m usually picky when it comes to the hook. If I’m not pulled in within the first chapter I usually won’t finish it. So I was getting a little worried. But from page 3 on I couldn’t put the book down. Took me 4 hours to read and I wish there was more. (Because I’m now attached to the characters not because it ended in a cliffhanger)Sin...
  • Lindsay
    1970-01-01
    I expected to breeze through this book and feel detached from the characters and lack of mystery, but I was wrong. This mystery takes place on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean while Natalie, her parents, and her three best friends celebrate Natalie's 17th birthday. Natalie's boyfriend unexpectedly died months prior so she’s stuck in this stoic slumber with the past on repeat. On her first night of the cruise she meets an energetic guy w...
  • Reading Teen
    1970-01-01
    This was a fun fast read. The mystery wasn’t quite as exciting or intriguing as I was hoping but I still flew through the book. You can tell by my updates that I wasn’t really a fan of any of the characters. The MC, Natalie was such a downer. I mean, I know there are people like this in the world, and I know she kind of had her reasons, but they just don’t make interesting characters to read about. Her friends were jerks, the love interest(...
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    I enjoyed this mysterious young adult thriller but I didn't love the pacing. I did enjoy reading it and I was interest to see exactly where the author was going to take it but it didn't grab me and hold on to me as much as I had hoped it would. Over all I do believe a lot of my students will enjoy it.
  • Amber
    1970-01-01
    that was trippy!
  • Cocktails and Books
    1970-01-01
    What did I just read??? This book was a trip, but not in a good way.
  • Lily (latestreads)
    1970-01-01
    3.5, review to come
  • Pauline
    1970-01-01
    Full review on release
  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    1970-01-01
    This was a bit of a struggle to get through. It was neither thrilling or mysterious. I never connected to the plot or the characters. I did finish but I am disappointed with what I read.FRTC.**ARC provided by publisher in exchange for honest review**
  • Tara
    1970-01-01
    Natalie is on a birthday cruise with her parents and three best friends. They all thought it would be a good experience for Natalie, who is grieving the death of her boyfriend nine months ago. When Natalie meets an intriguing boy who ends up having a twin, a whirlwind mystery ensues.I really liked the premise of The Opposite of Here, and there were some really well written passages. Overall though, I found it to be very disjointed. The various mo...
  • Alyssa Marie
    1970-01-01
    Well I know which book is definitely going into my worst books of 2018.This book had so many bad elements that I honestly couldn't find one thing that I enjoyed while reading it. Characters: Natalie was the most boring protagonist. She didn't do anything interesting. She didn't feel anything. She just kept doing all these weird, STUPID THINGS for no apparent reason. I ended this book disappointed because I felt that she (and EVERYONE ELSE) was so...
  • Bunny
    1970-01-01
    Received via Netgalley in exchange for a fair and unbiased reviewThe first thing I thought after finishing this book: But what the hell does the title mean?!Seriously, the title has literally nothing to do with what happens in this book. WTF.The premise for this book is pretty intriguing. Still grieving teenaged girl spending her 17th birthday on a cruise ship with her three best friends and her parents. Suspicious stuff happens, and there's no u...
  • Jana
    1970-01-01
    As summer vacation season begins, many readers are going to be looking for that perfect beach/swimming pool read. A review copy of this young adult fiction novel was sent to me to share with my #BookRelays group, and it would definitely be a good one to hand to a teenager looking for a steamy, Love Boat meets Alfred Hitchcock Presents mystery. Natalie is having a tough time recovering from the sudden death of her boyfriend, and so her parents tak...
  • Shannon Waugh
    1970-01-01
    Thank you @kidlitexchange #partner for this review copy of The Opposite of Here by Tara Altebrando that will be out June 5, 2018!I give it 4/5 stars.This book was an easy young adult read and definitely kept you wondering. Natalie, the main character, is a teenager who has already dealt with the death of her boyfriend at a young age. To try and help her get over it and out of her funk, her parents plan a cruise for her birthday. Her 3 best friend...
  • Hadassa Levenson
    1970-01-01
    I am writing this pretty fresh from reading it, so I think I am still in shock. The book was interesting to say the least. The author does a great job of keeping the reader engaged, and most of the time I had no idea what to expect. The book is Natalie's mental (and physical) journey of healing from her boyfriends' unexpected death, while on a cruise with her family and closest friends. The narrative is focused almost exclusively on Natalie; the ...
  • Amanda Sass-Henke
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to #kidlitexchange for providing me with a review copy. All opinions of my own.Can someone just disappear? Especially if they’re on a cruise ship? So it seems to Natalie as she meets a mysterious stranger on a cruise where she’s meant to have a wonderful time celebrating her 17th birthday. Unfortunately, her mind is preoccupied by the recent death of her boyfriend, and the reader is treated to scenes that alternate between the past ...
  • Julie Overpeck aka Mrs. O's Library
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to Kid Lit Exchange for a free review copy. All opinions are my own.Natalie’s parents take her and her friends on a cruise. This has been a tough year: Natalie’s boyfriend Paul died, and then there was “the incident” at friend Nora’s house. The cruise is an attempt to lighten spirits and celebrate Natalie's birthday. It starts off well--Natalie is charmed by a guy pretty soon after they leave port, and she thinks the spark is ...
  • Christina
    1970-01-01
    kidlitexchange #partnerThanks to the @kidlitexchangeprogram- for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own.🌟🌟🌟.5 stars out of 5A mystery on a cruise that's a first for me. To celebrate her 17th birthday Natalie's parents take her and her 3 best friends on a cruise. Hoping that it will also help her get over losing her boyfriend.Natalie decides to try and have fun for her mother. She meets a guy but there is something mysterious...
  • Kat
    1970-01-01
    #NetGalley #TheOppositeofHereWoo... after reading this book I am very confused. Natalie, has recently lost her boyfriend in an accident, her family and friends go on a cruise for some reason. She meets a young man and they hit it off. The young man goes missing and for the rest of the book, Natalie spends her time searching the boat for him. Her fear is that he may have gone overboard. The Leaving, Tara's first book, left me guessing too. The Opp...
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with the opportunity to read and review this book.I really enjoyed reading The Opposite of Here. The story was, in fact, better than the description. Although it took awhile (a third or halfway through) before the mystery really picked up, it still felt well-paced and I was engaged throughout. The characters were realistic and well-developed (especially for a young adult book), and I liked the relationships...
  • KatieLMae
    1970-01-01
    It's been awhile since I read a mystery (okay my journal says it was last month but that was like 10 books ago so that qualifies as awhile ) and this did not disappoint! I burned through it one day and a couple of sittings because much like our main character Natalie I had questions and I needed answers! It takes a little bit for things to get going but once the story gets settled in the pacing is great and keeps things moving right to the end- a...
  • Susie
    1970-01-01
    I'd have liked it better if it wasn't so predictable. The only thing that truly surprised me was the reason behind the "evil" twin's actions. Otherwise, I figured out most of it well before things were revealed. Also, I need some more flaws in the characters that people my novels...if they are too perfect or sparkly, I lose interest. Fast. I finished it because I think it would be good for reluctant readers (especially girls) and I wanted to be a...