Monday, June 22, 2015

Miles From Nowhere

Author: Amy Clipston                       
Publisher: Zondervan  
April 2015
ISBN 978-0-310736707
Genre: teen fiction  
Reviewed by: Jenna

Chelsea Morris has always been responsible, dependable, and focused on her dreams of fashion design―a dream that will officially begin come fall, when she leaves for college in New York City. And as she settles into her role as the lead designer for the local summer stock theater group, she decides to make the most of her last summer in North Carolina. But with her best friend Emily busy working late and spending time with Zander, and tensions with Chelsea’s boyfriend, Todd, running high, the summer she envisioned seems to be falling flat.

Then Dylan joins the latest summer production. There’s something about the college boy that makes her feel free and alive, and soon she’s broken up with Todd, and is sneaking out late to meet Dylan at parties and breaking rules at the playhouse. But before she knows it, her exciting nights are interfering with her job, her role on the play, as well as her relationship with Emily and with her parents. Worse, Chelsea finds herself feeling more and more estranged from God.

As the summer becomes wilder than she ever dreamed, Chelsea must decide if her heart is leading her in the right direction after all.

MILES FROM NOWHERE is basically about a teen who starts rebelling and starts sneaking out and disobeying her parents. It’s kind of a dramatic diary. I couldn’t relate to Chelsea at all. I did care a little bit what happened to her. Not much. I couldn’t get into the story at all.

I didn’t like this book much, but if you like Amy Clipston’s other books you might love it.

3 stars. Available in print and ebook. 275 pages.

I obtained this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. 

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