The Miles Between

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Square Fish, Jan 4, 2011 - Young Adult Fiction - 288 pages

Destiny Faraday makes a point of keeping her distance from her classmates at Hedgebrook Academy. Her number-one rule: Don't get attached. But one day, unexpectedly finding a car at their disposal, Destiny and three of her classmates embark on an unauthorized road trip.

They're searching for one fair day—a day where the good guy wins and everything adds up to something just and right. Their destination: Langdon, a town that Destiny's unsuspecting companions hope will hold simply a day of fun. But, as Destiny says, "Things are not always what they seem." Only she knows that Langdon holds far more than that—a deep secret she has never shared with anyone.

The Miles Between explores the wonder and magic of a very real world where chance, mystery, and secrets abound.

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User Review  - noahsmae - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this story. The author did a fantastic job slowly revealing these character's stories. All the "coincidences" were great. The climax is heartwrenching but you are left with such a good feeling in the end. Read full review


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Pearson mesmerizes with a heavily cryptic back story that explodes with full emotional force. Seventeen-year-old Destiny's a loner who's been shunted from one boarding school to another without seeing ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Mary E. Pearson is the author of bestselling, award-winning novels for teens. The Miles Between was named a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, and The Adoration of Jenna Fox was listed as a Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, an IRA Young Adult Choice, NYPL Stuff for the Teen Age, and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. She is also the author of A Room on Lorelei Street, David v. God, and Scribbler of Dreams.

Pearson studied at Long Beach State University and San Diego State University. She writes full-time from her home in Carlsbad, California, where she lives with her husband and two dogs.

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