Miles From Nowhere

Sunday, November 2, 2014
I know You’re disappointed in me, Lord. I feel like I’ve gotten in too deep, and I don’t know how to get out. I don’t know who I am or where I belong. But I know one thing for sure, God. I miss my close relationship with my mom, and Todd, and You. Please lead me back to You. Amen.

Book: Miles From Nowhere by Amy Clipston, Zondervan Publishers, 2014
736707: Miles From Nowhere

Genre: Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 13-19
Subjects: Family relationships, dating relationships, prayer, God’s Will, Alcohol
Summary: It’s Chelsea’s last summer before college! It’s time to live a little! That’s what Dylan – the super hot guy that seems really in to her, and Kylie – her new friend and partner in the costuming department of the theater, keep telling her. And it does seem as though her parents are being unreasonable and Todd, her boyfriend is never available anymore. So why not have some fun? It’s just some parties, a little bit of alcohol. It’s no big deal. She’s still making all the costumes, still working at the diner a lot, still going to church on Sundays, still helping take care of her little brothers. Nothing is changing… at least not all at once.
Notes: A powerful story of a teen girl struggling to find her identity, Miles From Nowhere is a companion story to Destination Unknown and Roadside Assistance. This one tells the story of a friend and neighbor of some of the characters from the last stories. This one pictures a girl who gives rebellion a chance. Sneaking out after her parents are in bed, lying to her mom, getting drunk, offending her boyfriend by flirting with someone else, till he breaks up with her, performing poorly at her job, and failing to follow through on her agreements – Chelsea goes all out. Choices have consequences for good or for bad and Chelsea is going to find out what some of the consequences of bad choices can be. There is also a spiritual emphasis as Chelsea recognizes that her choices are drawing her farther away from her relationship with God as well and desires to turn that around.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 4/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Romans 1:21 – For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.


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