Saturday, March 19, 2011

Book Review: Miles from Ordinary


Today I shall review a book titled Miles from Ordinary by Carol Lynch Williams.

Release Date: March 15th 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Source: ARC 
Description of the book:
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:

This is my very first time reading a book by Carol Lynch Williams but I promise you it won't be the last one.

This book captivated me from the first page. Miles from Ordinary only took place in one full day and only 3 settings. But the flashbacks made it seem like a rich and a full novel.  Carol Lynch Williams made it very easy to be able to picture the 13 year old character and what she was going through. 

The book is about Lacey who struggles with her depressed mom. She is on her own of taking care of her mom. But for how long could Lacey handle that stress. I felt sorry for Lacey all the time. I wanted her to be like every other girl her age. But sometimes life isn’t fair. But lacey didn’t believe in any of this. She believed that since she is a good daughter,  she must take care of her mom no matter what.

The book left me breathless in some parts, making me wonder what might happen next. The ending was scary and creepy but towards the last page it was hopeful.

This book gives hope to all girls like lacey who are in the same situation. So to girls who are in the same situation: tomorrow will be better :)

Overall, this book was a quick read with an intriguing story.

Tata for now 

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