"Masterfully drawn characters . . . well conceived and beautifully executed." --School Library Journal
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You never know where a road trip might take you. Especially if you are Destiny Faraday. Especially if you “borrow” a car that isn’t yours.
Especially if the day is October nineteenth, a day that turned Destiny’s world upside down ten years ago, and promises to do the same today. But some days are not what they seem. They have a destiny all their own. And when Destiny and three classmates from her exclusive boarding school take off on an unauthorized road trip in search of one fair day, it turns into a journey that none of them could ever have imagined.
The Miles Between is a story that explores the absurdities of life, friendship, and fate–and also its amazing moments of grace and wonder. It’s a journey where fantasy bleeds into reality and you are never quite sure where one road ends and another begins.
Buckle up for a wild ride with destiny . . .
Paperback, Young Adult, 288 pages Square Fish, reprint edition, (January 4, 2010) English ISBN-10: 0312659261 ISBN-13: 978-0312659264
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Awards and Honors for The Miles Between
2010 Winner of the Peggy Miller Young Adult Book Award, CLCSC 2010 YALSA Best Books for Young Adults 2011-2012 Florida Teens Read Master List 2010 Bank Street College of Education: The Best Books of the Year, Outstanding Merit 2009 Kirkus Best Books for Young Adults
What readers and critics say . . .
“Pearson mesmerizes with a heavily cryptic back story that explodes with full emotional force.”–Kirkus, starred review
"Deeply moving without being sentimental . . . These are the kind of people you want to have on a road trip, as well as on the longer journey through life." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
“ . . . convincing and moving. Pearson skillfully separates truth from illusion and offers an uplifting book . . . “ –Booklist
“Pearson has written another strong novel about the difficult business of growing up, one tinged with mystery and just a touch of fantasy.” –The Horn Book Review
“Affirming message about the redemptive power of friendship.” –Publishers Weekly
"Mary Pearson can rip out your heart, make you think, make you laugh - then shock you with a plot twist. In The Miles Between she does all that and more. A wild ride and a stunning book." --E. Lockhart
"What a wonderful story, brilliantly written . . . " --Sherwood Smith
"Extremely well-crafted . . . The amount of emotion this story evoked was incredible."--Writer Musings
"The ending was…incredible." --Harmony Book Reviews
“A fantasy grounded in reality, it is by turns elegant and touching, whimsical and fabulous. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane for teens.” –Winnetka Public Library Teens
"This uplifting read is one of Pearson's best yet." --The Compulsive Reader
"mind blowing . . . one of the best books I have ever read." --Mrs. Magoo Reads
"Pearson is making a name for herself . . . It's rare that the reveal in such a novel pays off, but Pearson manages a magic trick by melding the fantastic and the prosaic." –Los Angeles Times