The Miles Between – 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.

This book started off a little slow going, but man, when it picked up, it was REALLY good.  I cried a lot at the end, because it just hit me.  The surprise was definitely a whammy!!  This book was funny because it was realistic, but a lot of “weird” things happened, so it almost took on a fantasy bent, but it definitely evened back out to realistic fiction by the end.  Recommended!     – Jessica, Teen Librarian

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