From bestselling author Frances ORoark Dowell, a funny and winning (Kirkus Reviews) tale of one teens quest for normalcyand the much more exciting detours she takes along the way.
Janie Gorman is smart and creative and a little bit funkybut what she really wants to be is normal. Because living on an isolated farm with her modern-hippy parents is decidedly not normal, no matter how delicious the goat cheese. High school gives Janie the chance to prove to her suburban peers that shes just like them, but before long she realizes normal is completely overrated, and pretty dull.
If shes going to learn how to live large (and forget the haters), Janie will have to give up the quest and make room in her life for things from the fringelike jam band, righteous chocolate, small acts of great bravery, and a boy named Monster.
Ten Miles Past Normal is a quirky road map for lifeand also a reminder that detours are not about missing out, but about finding a new way home.
- Format: EPUB
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
- Publication Date: 22/03/2011
- Category: Fiction & true stories
- ISBN: 9781416995876