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Friday, November 7, 2014

100 SIDEWAYS MILES by Andrew Smith :|: Review & Giveaway :|: @marburyjack :|: @simonteen

About the Book:

by: Andrew Smith
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 277
Published: September 2, 2014
Finn Easton sees the world through miles instead of minutes. It’s how he makes sense of the world, and how he tries to convince himself that he’s a real boy and not just a character in his father’s bestselling cult-classic book. Finn has two things going for him: his best friend, the possibly-insane-but-definitely-excellent Cade Hernandez, and Julia Bishop, the first girl he’s ever loved.

Then Julia moves away, and Finn is heartbroken. Feeling restless and trapped in the book, Finn embarks on a road trip with Cade to visit their college of choice in Oklahoma. 

When an unexpected accident happens and the boys become unlikely heroes, they take an eye-opening detour away from everything they thought they had planned—and learn how to write their own destiny.
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Guest Review by Karin:

:|:  Another great read by Andrew Smith :|:

Finn's mother died when he was 7 by a horse that fell 100 sideways miles and landed on both of them. Fortunately, Finn lived and is now 16, plays baseball, and is unfortunately an epileptic.

Once again Andrew had me away from reality and totally engrossed in a life far from mine. My grandkids thought I was going crazy while I read this. Crying, laughing out loud, and talking to the book.

Kudos, Mr. Smith. You did it again. You had this old woman feeling the emotions of a teenage boy as he learns to live for himself. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone and will definitely read the next novel that Smith releases. Do yourself a favor and grab 100 SIDEWAYS MILES today. 
:|: I promise, you won’t regret it. :|:
Favorite Quote:
“Worry and regret are both useless weights that provide no drag. They never did anything to slow down the planet for one goddamned second.”

Meet the Author:

Andrew Smith is the award-winning author of several Young Adult novels, including the critically acclaimed WINGER (Starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Booklist, and Shelf Awareness—an Amazon “Best of the Year”) and THE MARBURY LENS (A YALSA BFYA, and Starred reviews and Best of the Year in both Publishers Weekly and Booklist).

He is a native-born Californian who spent most of his formative years traveling the world. His university studies focused on Political Science, Journalism, and Literature. He has published numerous short stories and articles.

 STAND OFF, the sequel to WINGER, coming in January 2015, is his ninth novel. Andrew lives in Southern California.

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