The Opposite of Here

The Opposite of Here

There'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 anywhere but here.

Then she meets a guy on the first night and sparks fly. After a moonlit conversation on a secluded deck of the ship, Natalie pops down to her cabin to get her swimsuit so they can go for a dip. But when she returns, he's gone. Something he said makes her think he might have . . . jumped? No, he couldn't have.

But why do her friends think she's crazy for wanting to make sure he's okay? Also, why do they seem to be hiding something from her? And how can she find him when she doesn't even know his name? Most importantly, why is the captain on the intercom announcing the urgent need for a headcount?

Title:The Opposite of Here
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781681197067
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About Tara Altebrando

Tara Altebrando is the author of numerous books for young adult and middle-grade readers. Her upcoming book, THE LEAVING (Bloomsbury), is a YA thriller that received a starred PW review and is a Junior Library Guild selection. Her other YA novels include ROOMIES, coauthored with Sara Zarr; Dreamland Social Club (A Kirkus Reviews Best Books for Teens), The Best Night of (Your) Pathetic Life, What H


    The Opposite of Here Reviews

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes ...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle.I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers t...

  • emma

    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 t...

  • C.G. Drews

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird pas...

  • Michelle

    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 ha...

  • Elizabeth

    This book was a task and a half to get through. So much boring boring for so long before anything remotely interesting happened. Also all of the characters are unlikable and the plot isn't that great!...

  • Marla

    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 dis...

  • Carrie (brightbeautifulthings)

    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Bloomsbury. I blame Christopher Pike and Sweet Valley for my weird fondness for potential shipwreck stories.It’s only been a few mont...

  • Jen Ryland

    Wow - that was actually a lot of fun. Though the ending was a little WTF in the "seriously?" way, it was also WTF in the "WTF-I-did-not-see-that-coming way, which I loved.Full review to come next week...

  • Kristina Reads -  Books. Blogs. Memes.

    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 r...