The Miles Between
The Miles Between
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805088281, 272pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2009
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 Review
“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