Karen Day: A Million Miles from Boston

It our from the ibrary and finished it that very same day Only about 210 pages a great weekend read for anyone It truly hit home for me I could relate to many parts of this amazing novel by Karen Day it reaches youngsters the value of family and friends by your side and not to judge a book by its cover everyone has another side that doesn t always show One of my favorites for sure This book reminds me of something I would have read when I was a kid not that it s out of touch or dated but just that it s the kind of beautiful simple story that I would have Croma Venture: The Spiral Wars, Book 5 loved in grade school that I would have wanted to read again and again There s no gimmick no vampires wizards or talking dogs Not that those are bad things this is just a different kind of book What there is is the well crafted story of a young girl on the cusp of her teens This is herast summer before middle school starts she just got her ears pierced and her father has started seriously dating someone since her mother died six years before But Lucy doesn t Rancher Daddy (Saddlers Prairie, like change especially when it occurs at Pierson s Point where she has spent every summer of herife at her grandparents beach house How she deals with the changes that are coming how her family deals with it and what she The Tycoons Very Personal Assistant learns this summer are uietly beautifully amazing Newton Mass author Karen Day does it again with this bittersweet tale of a summer on the Maine coast Lucy is eager to get back to the one place where she feels closest to herate mother the family s summer cottage But this year it s different First an irritating classmate shows up with his family in a new McMansion that ruins the close knit feel of the seasonal community And now her father s new girlfriend keeps coming up on weekends trying to get Lucy to warm up to her It s a summer of growing pains as Lucy realizes that memories aren t perfect time can t stand still and that people are than what you see on the surface. Cy can't stand each other To top it off Dad wants his girlfriend to become a bigger part of Lucy's ifeKaren 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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This was a uick easy read but very nice It reminded me of a Sarah Dessen book but with younger characters I oved the setting and the plot I FELT relaxed in this setting and The Amazing SAS loved itThis dog gosh I wanted this dog Can I have Superior Ioved the issues and everything about the book It was shorter than I normally The Conquerors Lady / The Mercenarys Bride / His Enemys Daughter like so it was uick It was easy but I stilloved it I would be interested in reading from Karen Day I should Broken Prophecy look into that After hearing Karen speak at an author event I knew I had to read her book And I was not disappointed This is a carefully wrought story of a young girl coming to terms with her mother s death and the inevitability of change Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Maine coast Karen Day takes us through the emotional roller coaster of a 12 year old who wants nothing to fit in and to have the things sheoves remain the same But ife intercedes an unpleasant classmate a potential step mother new construction and the ooming prospect of a new school seem to conspire against Lucy who must confront her fears in order to grow But Lucy is a strong character even when she doesn t have the ability to communicate her feelings she just wants to do the right thing I was really impressed by this book Very well written and a good fit for kids who Surrender My Heart (Harts in Love, like realistic fiction with something a bit substantial in a story A great book Iove the voice of the story I thought this book was amazing I was sad it was over I just wanted it to keep going on and on This book is about a girl named Lucy who every summer goes down to her house by the ocean with her dad But this time also with his girlfriend Lucy must struggle her dads girlfriend the annoying kid from school and the memories of her mother who passed away when she was six I ve read all of Karen Day s work and really ove it but A Million Miles From Boston is her most universally powerful book yet Her realistic treatment of the emot. School's out That means Lucy is off to her favorite place Pierson Point Maine where she spends summers with her family And as she tries to forget her worries about starting middle school and about Dad's new girlfriend Lucy can't get there soon enough Pierson Poin.

Ional subtleties associated with Lucy 12 yr old main character is BRILLIANT Her writing is alive because she portrays ife as it is and I find myself engaged in the emotional unfolding of her characters while engrossed in the storysetting I also Quadruplets On The Doorstep love that I want my children to read this book Iook forward to the family discussion about the elements that are relevant to all home comfort conflict anticipation responsibility hope generosity belief impressions companionship trust risk and change Highly recommend to all Sometimes kids who read my novels write to me and ask what else I think they d Luke like so I ve started keeping aist of other books stories about regular kids that feel right for 5th 6th and 7th graders who haven t made that The Hero Next Door (Lighthouse Lane leap to older young adult titles Karen Day s A MILLION MILES FROM BOSTON is one of those books Lucy s excited about spending the summer before middle school at her family s cottage in Maineuntil she gets there and realizes things are going to be different this summer There s a new family including the most annoying boy in her school at home new plans for the community s Big House and worst of alla new woman in her dad sife and this one A Bride For A Blue-Ribbon Cowboy looksike she s going to be aroun I found this book to be endeering Lucy is going to be in 7th grade and is getting ready for changes in The Witnesses (Lancaster Burning life with a new school Sheikes things to stay the same and not to change she so is ooking forward to Pierson Point for the summer There she finds everything stays the same there She has plans she will start a camp for the kids that ive there during the summer and she will be drawing in the book she draws in every year This summer she will find out will not be ike those she has had every summer of her ife on the point She will find that her former science partner w This is definitely one of my favorites of all time It kept me reading for hours on end I The Best Revenge (Redstone, Incorporated literally could not put it down Checked. T is where she feels mostike herself and where memories of her mother who died when Lucy was six are strong and sacredBut this summer nothing is the same Ian a boy from home in Boston comes to Pierson Point with his family Ian is oud popular and mean He and Lu.