100 Sideways Miles



100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith:  High school senior Finn is named for the main character in his father’s cult-classic book.  Or is it the other way around?  Either way, the confusion adds to Finn’s difficult life as an epileptic whose mother was killed in a freak accident which Finn survived when he was seven years old. During an adventurous senior year, Finn falls in love for the first time with a girl who moves to their southern California town temporarily.  But when she moves back to Chicago, Finn is at loose ends about which direction his life should take and whether he and his quirky best friend should still go on their college visit trip to Oklahoma.  Life is about to get a whole lot more adventurous for Finn as he discovers his own path outside of the character in his father’s book.

This book was warm, witty, and and memorable!

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