Thursday, March 24, 2011

Miles From Ordinary; Carol Lynch Williams














  • ARC
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (March 15, 2011)



Synopsis

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....

My Review

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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13 comments:

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I am adding this to my Amazon wish list right now!

GMR said...

Sounds like the author packed a big punch into a small package....nice! Successfully pulling that off can be difficult but from the sound of it, it came across well. Thanks for sharing...and happy reading!

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

This book is on my nightstand right now, I seriously can't wait to start it, especially after reading your review! Awesome review :)

Alyssa@Teens Read and Write said...

Love it when books stick with you like that!

brizmus said...

wow! THis sounds amazing, amazing, amazing! Just the title was enough to make me want to read it, but now with that review. Must read!

Jacinda (The Reading Housewives) said...

Fantastic review! I'm going to probably start this within a week!

Adriana said...

I love books that make you feel so much emotion. This book does sound absolutely wonderful. I'll have to add it to my TBR.

Blodeuedd said...

I do not know what's going on but I do wanna read this book

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I love a book that rocks from the go! Great review :)

Jenny N. said...

I didnt think this would be such a powerful read/. Now I'm adding it to my reading list.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh, this looks like a good emotional read. Love the way you reviewed this one. Just enough to make me want to investigate it.

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

I really loved this book. It was so powerful, and to play out a book in such a short timeframe was brilliant. Nice review :)

jackie b central texas said...

I am with Melissa, Liz.. Investigating this book tomorrow as good strong emotional reads appeal to me for the summer!
Thanks for the heads up on a book and author new to me as well..