- Reading level: Young Adult
- Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (March 15, 2011)
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....
The depth and emotions were overwhelming. Miles From Ordinary left you with the feeling of being adrift at sea and with no shoreline in sight. This is one of the most powerful reads I have ever read. I could never possess the courage and ability to keep my sanity as Lacey has.
The first page was mind blowing and it just continued on a fantastic pace from that point on. I have so many questions, about how Lacey will turn out and how her life continued on. I want to know so much more. I am still impressed by how short Miles From Ordinary is but the depth of the words were heavy like weights. This didn't end in a cliff hanger, but it left some unanswered questions. Even with that small matter I would recommend this to any and everyone. This is one of those books that linger in the back of your mind for a long time.
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