21. December 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Leslie, Teen Books

Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O'Roark Dowell, 211 pages, read by Leslie, on 11/02/2012

Ten Miles Past Normal

Because living with “modern-hippy” parents on a goat farm means fourteen-year-old Janie Gorman cannot have a normal high school life, she tries joining Jam Band, making friends with Monster, and spending time with elderly former civil rights workers.

I think that the character Janie learned 2 lessons during the course of this book, one is be careful what you wish for and the other is when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  Janie thinks living on a farm would be fabulous, as a child, but as a teenager, it’s not what she hoped for. This is a book I could definitely recommend to my older readers, a good book and a good debut YA book.


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