☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ A Million Miles from Boston By Karen Day ✩ – Dolove.info
School S Out That Means Lucy Is Off To Her Favorite Place Pierson Point, Maine, Where She Spends Summers With Her Family And As She Tries To Forget Her Worries About Starting Middle School And About Dad S New Girlfriend, Lucy Can T Get There Soon Enough Pierson Point Is Where She Feels Most Like Herself, And Where Memories Of Her Mother, Who Died When Lucy Was Six, Are Strong And SacredBut This Summer, Nothing Is The Same Ian, A Boy From Home In Boston, Comes To Pierson Point With His Family Ian Is Loud, Popular, And Mean He And Lucy Can T Stand Each Other To Top It Off, Dad Wants His Girlfriend To Become A Bigger Part Of Lucy S LifeKaren Day S Engaging Novel Shows That People Aren T Always What They Seem, And That Friendship Can Be Found In The Most Unusual Places From The Hardcover Edition After hearing Karen speak at an author event, I knew I had to read her book And I was not disappointed This is a carefully wrought story of a young girl coming to terms with her mother s death and the inevitability of change Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Maine coast, Karen Day takes us through the emotional roller coaster of a 12 year old who wants nothingto fit in and to have the things she loves remain the same But life intercedes an unpleasant classmate, a potential step mother, new construction, and the looming prospect of a new school seem to conspire against Lucy who must confront her fears in order to grow But Lucy is a strong character, even when she doesn t have the ability to communicate her feelings, she just wants to do the right thing I was really impressed by this book Very well written and a good fit for kids who like realistic fiction with something a bitsubstantial in a story. A great book I love the voice of the story Sometimes, kids who read my novels write to me and ask what else I think they d like so I ve started keeping a list of other books stories about regular kids that feel right for 5th, 6th, and 7th graders who haven t made that leap to older young adult titles Karen Day s A MILLION MILES FROM BOSTON is one of those books Lucy s excited about spending the summer before middle school at her family s cottage in Maineuntil she gets there and realizes things are going to be different this summer There s a new family including the most annoying boy in her school at home , new plans for the community s Big House, and worst of alla new woman in her dad s life, and this one looks like she s going to be around a while It makes Lucy long for her mom, who died when she was sixand makes her wish things could go back to the way they were But sometimes, getting older means looking at things a little differently, seeing the other side, and Lucy s summer in Maine, a million miles from Boston, helps her do just that This is a lovely, fun, and heartfelt book full of beautifully drawn characters that I think young readers are going to love as much as I did. I ve read all of Karen Day s work and really love it but A Million Miles From Boston is her most universally powerful book yet Her realistic treatment of the emotional subtleties associated with Lucy 12 yr old main character is BRILLIANT Her writing is alive because she portrays life as it is and I find myself engaged in the emotional unfolding of her characters while engrossed in the story setting I also love that I want my children to read this book I look forward to the family discussion about the elements that are relevant to all home, comfort, conflict, anticipation, responsibility, hope, generosity, belief, impressions, companionship, trust, risk and change Highly recommend to all. This book reminds me of something I would have read when I was a kidnot that it s out of touch or dated, but just that it s the kind of beautiful, simple story that I would have loved in grade school, that I would have wanted to read again and again There s no gimmick no vampires, wizards, or talking dogs Not that those are bad things, this is just a different kind of book What there is is the well crafted story of a young girl on the cusp of her teens This is her last summer before middle school starts, she just got her ears pierced, and her father has started seriously dating someone since her mother died six years before But Lucy doesn t like change, especially when it occurs at Pierson s Point, where she has spent every summer of her life at her grandparents beach house How she deals with the changes that are coming, how her family deals with it, and what she learns this summer are quietly, beautifully amazing. This is definitely one of my favorites of all time It kept me reading for hours on end I literally could not put it down Checked it our from the library and finished it that very same day Only about 210 pages, a great weekend read for anyone It truly hit home for me, I could relate to many parts of this amazing novel by Karen Day it reaches youngsters the value of family and friends by your side and not to judge a book by its cover, everyone has another side, that doesn t always show One of my favorites, for sure. This was a quick, easy read, but very nice It reminded me of a Sarah Dessen book but with younger characters I loved the setting and the plot I FELT relaxed in this setting and loved it.This dog, gosh I wanted this dog Can I have Superior I loved the issues and everything about the book It was shorter than I normally like, so it was quick It was easy but I still loved it I would beinterested in reading from Karen Day, I should look into that Newton, Mass author Karen Day does it again with this bittersweet tale of a summer on the Maine coast Lucy is eager to get back to the one place where she feels closest to her late mother the family s summer cottage But this year it s different First an irritating classmate shows up with his family in a new McMansion that ruins the close knit feel of the seasonal community And now her father s new girlfriend keeps coming up on weekends trying to get Lucy to warm up to her It s a summer of growing pains as Lucy realizes that memories aren t perfect, time can t stand still, and that people arethan what you see on the surface. I thought this book was amazing I was sad it was over I just wanted it to keep going on and on This book is about a girl named Lucy who every summer goes down to her house by the ocean with her dad But this time also with his girlfriend Lucy must struggle her dads girlfriend, the annoying kid from school, and the memories of her mother who passed away when she was six.