The Miles Between
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.
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About the Author
Mary E. Pearson is the author of bestselling, award-winning novels for teens. The Miles Between was named a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, and The Adoration of Jenna Fox was listed as a Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, an IRA Young Adult Choice, NYPL Stuff for the Teen Age, and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. She is also the author of A Room on Lorelei Street, David v. God, and Scribbler of Dreams.
Pearson studied at Long Beach State University and San Diego State University. She writes full-time from her home in Carlsbad, California, where she lives with her husband and two dogs.
"Pearson manages a magic trick by melding the fantastic and the prosaic." --The Los Angeles Times
"Pearson mesmerizes with a heavily cryptic back story that explodes with full emotional force." --Kirkus Review, Starred Review
"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, author of The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks
"Well orchestrated." --Publishers Weekly
"This story is well conceived and beautifully executed. The tight plot effortlessly conveys masterfully drawn characters, and a touch of magical realism adds to the wonder of the day." --School Library Journal
"Pearson skillfully separates truth from illusion and offers an uplifting book, in which grace and redemption are never left to chance." --Booklist
"Pearson (The Adoration of Jenna Fox, rev. 5/08; A Room on Lorelei Street) 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
"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