Published by Henry Holt on September 1, 2009
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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.
Wow! I don’t know what to say about The Miles Between. I am speechless. I feel like whatever I say won’t adequately praise this book. I started it and I couldn’t put it down until I was finished with it. There was no dragging me away from this one.
The Miles Between is the story of four very different teenagers thrown together by a road trip. Well at least that’s what the synopsis says. What the synopsis doesn’t say is that it is so much more than that. It’s a story of numbers, coincidences, friendships, romances, and secrets. Secrets that are shared between new friends and secrets that will shock you. I wasn’t expecting anything about this book.
Destiny, Mira, Seth, and Aidan aren’t your typical main characters. They start out as little more than strangers and end up as a lot more than friends. And they were all so unique. I don’t feel like I can truly describe Destiny without giving away parts of the book so if you want to know more about her, you will just have to read it. The others are a little bit easier to describe. Mira is very loud and outspoken but she has hidden depths. Seth isn’t the typical boarding school boy and he has definitely noticed that Destiny isn’t the typical boarding school girl. Aidan is a stickler for rules until suddenly, with one road trip, he decides to break them all. And with some very comical results.
Overall, The Miles Between is one to be added to everyone’s to-read list. It was such an amazing story full of funny coincidences that I think everyone will enjoy!
What others are saying about The Miles Between:
And Another Book Read’s review: “I highly recommend this book to any reader looking for a very powerful, real and emotional read.”
My Pile of Books’ review: “This book is an all around, thought-provoking, page-tuner, clean YA read.”
Frenetic Reader’s review: “I loved the concept; I’m always up for road trip books, because they always bring plenty of fun and adventure.”