A Million Miles from Boston (Paperback)
Yearling Books, 9780375859748, 212pp.
Publication Date: June 12, 2012
But this summer, nothing is the same. Ian, a boy from home in Boston, comes to Pierson Point with his family. Ian is loud, popular, and mean. He and Lucy can't stand each other. To top it off, Dad wants his girlfriend to become a bigger part of Lucy's life.
Karen Day's engaging novel shows that people aren't always what they seem, and that friendship can be found in the most unusual places.
"From the Hardcover edition.
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Praise For A Million Miles from Boston…
Publisher's Weekly, March 8, 2011:
"Day delivers a well-paced, realistic 'summer of change' story."
Booklist, March 15, 2011:
"Day captures childhood’s pain and hope deftly in this satisfying tale."
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, April 2011:
"There’s a solid, old-school feel to the story...and a gentleness to the timeless world of summer vacations, where kids pelt around together under minimal adult supervision...A classic summer-growth story."
School Library Journal, June 2011:
"Day has written a great book that deals with a variety of believable interpersonal relationships and transitions...[Lucy's] grief is thoughtfully interwoven throughout the story."