Thursday, 21 January 2010

Teen Novel

Finished January 17
The Miles Between by Mary E. Pearson
While very different from her previous novel (The Adoration of Jenna Fox), this novel is equally compelling. I had trouble putting it down and read it in the course of 24 hours.
We follow Destiny Faraday through one day in her life. Destiny lives her life not getting attached to anyone else, moving on when she starts to care. She has been in boarding schools since she was a young child.
On this day, she has an odd encounter with a stranger at school, and that is followed by her discovery of a car. Destiny and three of her classmates: Seth, a new boy; Mira, a girl who always tries to smooth the waters; and Aidan, a brainy logical boy; take the car in search of a fair day.
Their encounters, discoveries, and the stories they share with each other take them to a new understanding of friendship, and the wonders of life.
The emotions are definitely here, and I found myself weeping at some points of the book. Definitely a novel to spark discussion among teens.


  1. Maybe you would also like my new release, Angela 1: Starting Over, the first in a series of three set in a coastal Texas high school. If interested in knowing more about the book, which would be a great addition to the library, please click on my name and follow the link to my website. Thanks!

  2. Thanks.
    Your book does look interesting.
    I'll look for it.