February 22, 2011

The Miles Between by Mary E Pearson


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.

Epic Wins:
  • I started this book and was glued... like I couldn't put it down, even to go to the bathroom or eat. 
  • I loved the one fair day concept. One day when everything goes right. 
  • A big pink car, four teenagers, secrets, and one fair day collide in this epic and weaving story. This book is basically about what happens when these things come together in a funky pattern. 
  • I mention this in almost every review but I love when a book pulls the rug out from under your feet [aka: Twists and Turns, twisty turns, and climax(es)]. This book pulled the rug out from under my feet, rolled me up in it, and unrolled me down a hill. 
  • Destiny's one rule is don't get attached. She is the wild card, the catalyst on this fair day adventure. I love how she calculates coincidences. Through the book you pick up little bits of her past but can't truly unlock it till the end. 
  • Mira is that sunshine girl. No matter what she is a sweetheart and cares. She is the best sort of friend because she forgives so easily. If you need someone on your side she is the one who will be there. 
  • Aiden hates how destiny is always calculating coincidences , he even tries to combat with the theory of impossibly large numbers. He reminds me of a male Hermione. Nobody really knows what compelled him to join the little adventure but he did.
  • Seth is the chameleon, he tries to blend in, make friends with everyone, and hide. A stark contrast to Destiny who, thought blends in, avoids people in general. He is well subtle. 
  • Lucky- The lamb- I mean dog. They are driving and all the sudden there he is. 
  • The wacky wild adventure they end up on while trying to find one fair day. 
  • Breakfast club meets modern day and a big pink car. Four students brought together by fate and Destiny (hehehe) It all wraps up nice and neat coincidently :)
  • How one day, a car, a lamb, a peacock, and all things fair can bring four people into not only a bonding friendship but to level ground. 
  • Can't for get the love story... Aiden and Mira's relationship it rock solid and obvious but Seth and Destiny's takes its time and is subtle. 
  • Be warned you will cry (unless you are heartless or have a condition where you can't make tears) Or maybe I am just a weeper :P
Epic Fails:

  • No bad guys or sex so I say :P

A tear jerking tale of loss, coincidences, and one fair day. SERIOUSLY LOVED THIS BOOK!!!

[ "I flunked kindergarten".

 Seth hoots "A kindergarten rebel! Look what lurks beneath the geekage" ] p. 43-44

"How would one fair day make a difference? ...Hope , belief, justice, order, courage, power, redemption. But mostly it gives you wholeness. The broken and loose ends of your life finally blend with the sound ones and create the texture of who you are. Tattered but whole. And maybe if you could see the back side of anyones life they would all have a degree of fraying" p. 230-231

[ "And Destiny came and got me" Seth says in a gulping breath.] p. 259

just sayin,


  1. Great review. I'm your newest follower.

  2. This sounds like such an amazing book :) I love the way you do your reviews too! They're simple, thoughtful, and to the point. I'm definitly getting this book now!


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