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Miles from Ordinary by Carol Lynch Williams
Thanks to Sarah at St. Martin's!
Coming March 15, 2011!
"Imagine Anna Quindlen or Sue Miller turning her attention to writing a young adult novel, and you have an idea what [Williams] has done for early teen readers…" —Audrey Couloumbis, author of the Newbery Honor Book Getting Close to Baby
Thirteen-year-old Lacey wakes to a beautiful summer morning excited to begin her new job at the library, just as her mother is supposed to start work at the grocery store. Lacey hopes that her mother's ghosts have finally been laid to rest; after all, she seems so much better these days, and they really do need the money. But as the hours tick by and memories come flooding back, a day full of hope spins terrifyingly out of control....
“No one can get inside the head and heart of a 13-year-old girl better than Carol Lynch Williams, and I mean no one," said James S. Jacobs, Professor of Children's Literature at Brigham Young University, of her breakout novel, The Chosen One. Now this award-winning YA author brings us an equally gripping story of a girl who loves her mother, but must face the truth of what life with that mother means for both of them.
I've been thinking that I need to read more contemporary, so I was excited when Sarah contacted me about Miles from Ordinary. I'm really curious about what's haunting her mother, and what memories are flooding back. Has she been repressing them? Does she have amnesia? I'm intrigued by the dark tone of this young adult novel.
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