Wednesday, May 4, 2011

4 Teens and a Pink Convertible: Making It Up as They Go Along

 The Miles Between by Mary Pearson

I just finished reading The Miles Between by Mary Pearson. I picked this up because I loved The Adoration of Jenna Fox and I saw Mary give a talk for writers at an SCBWI conference. 

My review: At first I was like, Is this going to be a quirky book about a girl who has OCD?  Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I wanted to read a fun, breezy road trip adventure type of book. Des is interested in the power of coincidence, not OCD.

Once they set out on the journey, I liked the book's hint of magical realism, unexpected plot twists, and character development. I finished reading this book at Starbucks on my lunch break and I teared up a little during the climax. I was afraid I'd be late for class, but I had to finish reading!

Songs to read by: "Winding Road" by Bonnie Sommerville (from the Garden State soundtrack):

"The Dim and the Dark" by Jump, Little Children 


  1. This book has been on my wishlist for awhile now. Maybe I'll get around to actually buying it haha. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me. I am now following you as well. Good luck with your book and welcome to the world of book blogging! :)

    -Sandra from

  2. Thank you so much for commenting on my blog earlier, it means a lot to me that people actually read what I'm writing. Personnally I like the books better than the show, they go more into detail and I feel like the tv shows don't include a lot of the important parts.
    Even though I love the books a lot more, I still really enjoy the shows!(:
    Again thank you for reading my post and commenting:D

  3. I forgot to mention that you should get a copy of the paperback edition. You can read 3 chapters from The Fox Inheritance at the end. That's the sequel to The Adoration of Jenna Fox.