Monday, April 23, 2012

100 Books in 2012: Ten Miles Past Normal by Dowell

Book 21:  Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O'Roark Dowell

This is a great read by Dowell, whose Dovey Coe is one of my favorites.  Janie is trying to find her way in high school, and she is longing for a "normal" experience.  But her life on the farm interferes with her popularity (goat poop on her shoes!) and having no classes or interactions with her middle school friends leaves her hiding out in the library during lunch.  She meets some interesting folks along the way and realizes that "normal" is what you make out of life.

From the jacket:  Ten Miles Past Normal is a quirky road map for life that's full of offbeat heroes and delicious goat cheese.  Maybe life's little detours are not about missing out, but about finding a new way home.

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