100 Sideways MilesPaperback - 2015
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.
NYTBR Notable Children's Book of the Year
NPR Best Book of the Year
NYPL's Best Book of the Year for Teens
ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults
Chicago Public Library Best Teen Fiction of the Year
A Texas Tayshas Top Ten Selection
From Library Staff
CRRLTeens Mar 18, 2016
Finn's life is a bit of a nightmare: when he was a kid, a dead horse fell from a bridge, landing on Finn and his mother. His mother was killed, and Finn suffered a broken back. Now his father has mined the episode for a science fiction novel that has achieved cult status worldwide. Finn does not ... Read More »
From the critics
SummaryAdd a Summary
Finn Easton is like any other epileptic teenage boy with a famous author for a father who had a horse fall on him, break his back and kill his mother. Which is to say that Finn Easton is like no one you have ever met. The eerie resemblance between himself and the main character of his father’s best-selling book, has left Finn wondering if he is even real. Measuring time by the miles traveled by earth’s rotation, Finn has a different way of looking at things than anyone around him. Finn’s senior year brings opportunities to visit broken dams, see the world outside of California, kiss a girl, go on a road trip and escape his father’s book.
QuotesAdd a Quote
This book would never have been written if it weren't for the following: Sleeplessness, Self-Doubt, Depression, and Anxiety. So, thank you, demons. You guys are the greatest! I don't know what I would do without you!
[from the acknowledgments]
AgeAdd Age Suitability
There are no ages for this title yet.
There are no notices for this title yet.