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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Whether it be dragging his ass back home for rehab or having an epic confrontation that ends in her leaving him to rot on the side of the street, I wanted something to happen. I would definitely, definitely recommend this to you if you are a contemporary reader, as I am myself. Ot Rachel’s brother, Micah, leaves home after a failed stint at a drug rehabilitation center, Rachel thinks that she is better off without him. Jan 21, Lora marked it as skimmed-and-lost-interest.

She lives with arcow family in Los Angeles, California. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. She finds out that Tyler also knew about this.

Micah, who she idolizes, has been besieged with addiction but Rachel is convinced that his life is unaffected by it. This book is so realistic i think it can happen to anyone. The story is intense, but not in-your-face intense, get my drift?


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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 reaxh, more fucking power to her misguided hope. I don’t know if you’ll connect arcps Rachel or the storyline if you don’t have any idea how painful it is to watch someone you love destroy themselves.

After a couple of months since Micah has left, Rachel receives an email. By the end, I felt like I had totally wasted my time. Envisioning the travels that Rachel and Tyler embark on comes almost effortless.

Nothing was sugar coated in this book, but I appreciated that.

It’s a neat trick of writing a story, but without an emotional pull or complete character arcs, it leaves the reader wondering what the point of the journey was. Out of Reach By Carrie Arcos. Jun 24, Melannie: Out of everything though the ultimate strength of the book for me was how I felt I knew the characters so well in about pages, especially Micah. That really rubbed me the wrong way and that was only 50 pages in.

Nickel Vyas This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [ I know, right? Rachel has an older brother that is a meth addict. I did not “get” this book, nor do I understand why it was a National Book Award finalist.

I guess that made it real though – that’s what it’s like to have an addict in your life. Rachel continues the search for qrcos brother, but has a growing fear she will never be reconnected with him.


That really rubbed me the wrong way and that was on I was a bit hesitant going into this book. The email says Reacb is in some deep trouble and that he is playing his guitar on the streets of Ocean Beach.

Out of Reach Summary & Study Guide

I wasn’t sure what it was supposed to be. Contrast the then to the now, and see a oyt difference that allows for even more confusion on how things could so drastically change.

Reset share links Resets both viewing and editing links coeditors resch below are not affected. But, in a way, Out of Reach needed to end where it did. Her story may not be the most unique and divergent in the YA lit world, but it was nice to read about a good sister-brother relationship like she and her brother, Micah, once had.

But if you have any idea what it’s like? Fired up for books!