Home and Away by Candice Montgomery

Home and Away

Tasia Quirk is young, Black, and fabulous. She's a senior, she's got great friends, and a supportive and wealthy family. She even plays football as the only girl on her private high school's team.But when she catches her mamma trying to stuff a mysterious box in the closet, her identity is suddenly called into question. Now Tasia’s determined to unravel the lies that have overtaken her life. Along the way, she discovers what family and forgiven...

Details Home and Away

TitleHome and Away
Release DateOct 16th, 2018
PublisherPage Street Publishing
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Sports and Games, Sports, Fiction

Reviews Home and Away

  • Kayla Brunson
    I really don’t know where my rating stands on this one. I’m stuck really at a 3.5 but I’m going to stay at 3 stars. While this book really did touch on some good subjects, I was either confused or annoyed the other times I was reading.Tasia character needed a pat on the back while at the same time needed a good slap across the face. The way she handled certain situations didn’t really sit well with me. I get her whole world collapsed but ...
  • Mandy
    **I received an ARC of this - thank you so much to Page Street Publishing but it didn't change my opinion at all**I highs and lows with this novel, and I'm not sure what to do with myself. There were things that I really liked, but there were parts that had me frustrated. I even thought about bringing out my Elsa rating at some points, because I felt so conflicted about it (Elsa is my rating for books that I literally cannot figure out a proper c...
  • Roxanne
    Tasia is enjoying her life, a cornerback for a great team until one night everything in her life falls apart. I was going to spoil the heck out of the book, but I went back to check the synopsis before I just charged ahead and I am glad I did, because they didn't give it away and neither will I. So now my challenge is how to talk about this book without ruining it! Okay first I am not a football fan, but I thought it was super cool that Tasia pla...
  • Jazmen
    I often get caught up in stories and covers that reflect so many of the faces and stories of people I know, people that look like me. I can’t say that Home and Away was any different. The cover featured a black girl and the first line of the synopsis described her as “young, fabulous and black.”I was in.But I have some disappointments/dislikes along with some likes.Tasia Quirk’s character reminded me a lot of Starr in T.H.U.G.Seemingly ba...
  • Heatherblakely
    I was 17 or 18 when I found out my dad wasn’t actually my father and I was actually biracial. I couldn’t find out anymore information because my mother was already dead, and no one is allowed to tell me how to feel about this book because it is a book of my heart.
  • Mel Howard
    I was lucky enough to get an ARC of Home and Away and decided I HAD to write a review for this fantastic book. There won’t be any spoilers in this review except for me stating explicitly the main character’s discovery about their identity, but it’s revealed pretty early in the book. If you still would like it be a secret, I’ll put *POTENTIAL SPOILER* before the paragraph in question.First, let’s talk about the sports aspect since I was ...
  • Mary Fan
    Loved this book! Loved Tasia’s voice, loved the memorable supporting cast, loved the emotional rawness, loved how the story unflinchingly depicted tough and complex issues in Tasia’s life...
  • Natalie
    Wow I really loved this debut. I was so lucky to win an ARC and very quickly fell in love with Tasia "Taze" Quirk our black girl football playing MC. It's all told from her POV and damn my feelings took a hit. They were allll over the place because Taze is going through some internal turmoil after some truths about herself come to light. Taze by herself is such an amazing character. So well fleshed out. But then we see Taze interacting with other...
  • Zezee
    I didn’t expect to enjoy this book as much as I did partly because of its genre and partly because of what the story is about. I immediately assumed it would focus a lot on football, which sort of turned me off, but I’m glad the mention of the mysterious box caught and held me and made me give the story a chance.It’s the mystery that kept me reading. The more I learned, the more I wondered who sent the box, which contains much information a...
  • Meyrnah Khodr
    3 and a half stars.
  • USOM
    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)Home and Away is a book that rocks you to the core. It's a book that has constant reveals that make you gasp aloud. Or is that just me? It's a book that asks us questions about family. Everything from can we forgive our family - to what happens when our family isn't who they say they are? Tasia's world turns on edge, over the e...
  • Ryan Sala
    HOME & AWAY haunts me. I think about it all the time, in the best way. Tasia is an incredible voice, and Candice Montgomery is an astounding writer. I'm so glad this book is finding its way into so many hearts. It broke mine for a bit, but helped me get back together, too.