Whenever I get a new book, I just dive right in and drink it up! When I first started reading Miles From Nowhere, I didn’t take the time to read the back cover or anything about it. I like to get into a story with no preconceived notions or hints about what will happen.
That being said, I wasn’t entirely impressed with this book at first. I thought it almost childish and it took me a while to get into it. It was one of those books I debated not finishing but eventually I got really into the story and forgot about it. It wasn’t until I went to write the review that I realized this was actually a book for young adults and not written for grown women like me! Well now that I know that it completely changes my perception!
This was written with young readers in mind so I was correct that everything was overly simplified because it was designed to be that way! The fact that I was able to get engrossed in the story as an adult says a lot. I can only imagine what young adults will think if I was this impressed!
It also makes more sense that the main character was young Chelsea Morris, an aspiring fashion designer. We learn about her love interest(s), her life in general and typical teen/tween life.
There are great challenges and moral dilemma’s that face today’s youth and Chelsea handles some things well and other things not so well. Even when she makes mistakes, she has her faith and foundation to fall back on to help her find her way.
I think this is a great coming of age story about a young girl that many girls can relate to, look up to and learn from. Miles from Nowhere brought me back to my own youthful days and while I enjoyed the story, I’m glad those days are behind me!
About the Book
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.
About the Author
Amy Clipston is the award-winning and best-selling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Her novels have hit multiple best-seller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and four spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at www.amyclipston.com Facebook: AmyClipstonBooks Twitter: @AmyClipston
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