Ten Miles Past Normal

Ten Miles Past Normal

By: Dowell, Frances O'Roark

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pp 224 Hardback with paper dust jacket both in very good condition; clean pages; upper edge corner has a small bump; board and spine have the same image as dust jacket; age range: 12 and up; Grade level: 7-9Janie Gorman wants to be normal. The problem with that: she’s not. She’s smart and creative and a little bit funky. She’s also an unwilling player in her parents’ modern-hippy, let’s-live-on-a-goat-farm experiment (regretfully, instigated by a younger, much more enthusiastic Janie). This, to put it simply, is not helping Janie reach that “normal target.” She has to milk goats every day…and endure her mother’s pseudo celebrity in the homemade-life, crunchy mom blogosphere. Goodbye the days of frozen lasagna and suburban living, hello crazy long bus ride to high school and total isolation--and hovering embarrassments of all kinds. The fresh baked bread is good…the threat of homemade jeans, not so much. It would be nice to go back to that old suburban life…or some grown up, high school version of it, complete with nice, normal boyfriends who wear crew neck sweaters and like social studies. So, what’s wrong with normal? Well, kind of everything. She knows that, of course, why else would she learn bass and join Jam Band, how else would she know to idolize infamous wild-child and high school senior Emma (her best friend Sarah’s older sister), why else would she get arrested while doing a school project on a local freedom school (jail was not part of the assignment). And, why else would she kind of be falling in "like" with a boy named Monster—yes, that is his real name. Janie was going for normal, but she missed her mark by about ten miles…and we mean that as a compliment.

Title: Ten Miles Past Normal

Author Name: Dowell, Frances O'Roark

Categories: Friendship, Teen & Young Adult,

Edition: 3rd

Publisher: US, Atheneum Books for Young Readers: 2011

ISBN Number: 1416995854

ISBN Number 13: 9781416995852

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Size: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches

Seller ID: PGB852

Keywords: Farm life--North Carolina--Fiction, Interpersonal relations--Fiction, High schools--Fiction, Schools--Fiction, Bands (Music)--Fiction, Civil rights movements--Fiction, North Carolina--Fiction