Friday, August 28, 2009

The Miles Between

by Mary E. Pearson

The Miles Between is a lovely, touching, life-changing book. It's about the struggles of a teenage girl who feels that the world is never fair. It's full of spontaneity, surprises, and more.

This book is also about coincidences and fate. It brought up and discussed an interesting point: are there such things as coincidences, luck, fate, etc.? I learned a lot of fun facts about coincidences in history which I never knew before, and I loved how the author tried to constantly emphasize certain dates, names, and words.

The final thing that I think really made this book stand out was the main character, Destiny. Throughout the book, my heart constantly went out to her as she struggled with her past and her emotions. *minor spoiler* However, as I found out near the end, Destiny wasn't a very reliable narrator. There is a shocking plot twist at the end -- Pearson is an absolute genius to have pulled that one off. *end minor spoiler*

Overall, The Miles Between is a lovely, lovely book. It's one of Mary E. Pearson's best works, and readers of all ages will definitely enjoy it.

5 comments:

Maya Ganesan said...

Love, love, love this book.

TheBookworm said...

Now I HAVE to read it! ;) I need to get my hands on a copy.

Angela said...

Oh I love books that have surprise endings pulled off perfectly. I'll take a look for it!

Vivian said...

Glad you liked the book!

Beth Kephart said...

You are so cute about the spoilers that I can't stop smiling.