"Imagine Anna Quindlen or Sue Miller turning her attention to writing a young adult novel, and you have an idea what [Williams] has done for early teen readers…" --Audrey Couloumbis, author of the Newbery Honor Book Getting Close to BabyThirteen-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 grocer...
Age Range: 12 - 18 years
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (March 13, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 3644017
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Lacey is a fourteen year-old-girl about to begin a volunteer job at one of her favorite places, the Peace City Library. She doesn't have a best friend, but she'd like one. She doesn't live a normal teenage life, but she'd like to.Lacey had too much r...
cey 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...."No one can get inside the head and heart of a 13-year-old girl better than Carol Lynch Williams, and I mean no one," said James S. Jacobs, Professor of Children's Literature at Brigham Young University, of her breakout novel, The Chosen One. Now, with Miles from Ordinary, this award-winning YA author brings us an equally gripping story of a girl who loves her mother, but must face the truth of what life with that mother means for both of them.Miles from Ordinary was recently named to The American Libray Associations 2012 list of Best Fiction for Young Adults. The Chosen One was named one of 2012's Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults by the ALA.