I have loved all of the science fiction and fantasy books by Ursula K. Le Guin I have read so far. But when I came across this young adult book I realised I had a lot more to read from her. Very Far Away From Anywhere Else was written in 1976 and I found it real and poignant to this date.
Owen is seventeen and smart. He knows what he wants to do with his life. But then he meets Natalie and he realizes he doesn’t know anything much at all. (From Goodreads)
Le Guin tries to capture the uncertainty adolescence brings with a near to tragic and almost heartbreaking truth.
Read it for beautiful conversations about music and love. Not to be missed.