Monday, January 4, 2016

Book Review: 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

Finn Easton is a boy who feels like he's trapped in the book his father wrote. A book that is hugely popular, and weaves a strange science fiction world where aliens invade human bodies leaving a scar on their victims backs. The scars look just like the scar Finn has from the time a horse fell on him.

Finn counts time in miles, as in the number of miles the Earth travels around the sun. His best friend, Cade Hernandez, is a high school legend who earned the nickname "Win-Win", and Finn met the perfect girl, Julia. While it seems like junior year is going to be okay, there are some obstacles, such as the eventual going to college, and Julia moving away. This all comes to a head on a cross country journey to a college in Oklahoma, that doesn't quite end the way it was supposed to. 

If you have read any Andrew Smith books, 100 Sideways Miles is just the kind of quirky/ weird book you expect from the author whose mission is to "keep YA weird. While not quite as out there as Grasshopper Jungle, fans will see threads of the same themes, without the giant man eating bugs. If you like your realistic fiction with a dash of drama, good friendships and slightly existential crises, check out 100 Sideways Miles.

I'll see you @ the library!

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