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  • Title: Ten Miles Past Normal
  • Author: Frances O'Roark Dowell
  • ISBN: 9781416995876
  • Page: 486
  • Format: ebook

  • From bestselling author Frances O Roark Dowell, a funny and winning Kirkus Reviews tale of one teen s quest for normalcy and the much exciting detours she takes along the way.Janie Gorman is smart and creative and a little bit funky but what she really wants to be is normal Because living on an isolated farm with her modern hippy parents is decidedly not normal,From bestselling author Frances O Roark Dowell, a funny and winning Kirkus Reviews tale of one teen s quest for normalcy and the much exciting detours she takes along the way.Janie Gorman is smart and creative and a little bit funky but what she really wants to be is normal Because living on an isolated farm with her modern hippy parents is decidedly not normal, no matter how delicious the goat cheese High school gives Janie the chance to prove to her suburban peers that she s just like them, but before long she realizes normal is completely overrated, and pretty dull If she s going to learn how to live large and forget the haters , Janie will have to give up the quest and make room in her life for things from the fringe like jam band, righteous chocolate, small acts of great bravery, and a boy named Monster Ten Miles Past Normal is a quirky road map for life and also a reminder that detours are not about missing out, but about finding a new way home.
    Frances O'Roark Dowell
    While Frances O Roark Dowell Dovey Coe, The Secret Language of Girls, Trouble the Water is best known for her award winning novels, she also hosts the popular Off Kilter Quilt podcast, where she talks about her latest quilt projects with friends and fellow quilters around the globe Her own little corner of the globe is Durham, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband, two sons, and a dog named Travis Connect with her online at FrancesDowell.


    If I had to use one word to summarize Ten Miles Past Normal, it would be boring.I'll admit it: I wanted to read this because of the cute cover and because the male protagonist is named "Monster". I happen to have a penchant for guys with unusual names, and so I thought this might be worth reading. Wrong.I thought that maybe this would be a self-discovery story, or something of the like, but it's basically just Janie prattling on about how horrible her life has been since her parents decided to l [...]

    Morgan F
    Janie's first few weeks of high school haven't exactly lived up to her dreams. All of her friends have different classes, and she has been marked as an outcast ever since she came to school with goat poo on her shoes. Janie wants to be "normal", which is hard when your parents are hippy-esque farmers. On her journey to get to the magical land of boyfriends, football games, and parties, Janie gets a little.lost. She learns to play the bass, is arrested for trespassing, steals a giant wooden cross [...]

    Hazel (Stay Bookish)
    A lighthearted story about learning to live large, doing away with normalcy and embracing the extraordinary. Janie, although on the younger side of YA at fourteen, had an adorable voice. I imagine her narrative would be relatable for teens just entering high school and struggling to fit in.

    Jenn Estepp
    This is definitely one of those books wherein I think it's totally not for everyone but I personally really, really like it. Maybe even kinda love, but I don't know if I'm feeling that expansive this afternoon. It reminded me a bit of "Into the Wild Nerd Yonder" - but shooting a little younger, i.e. there are no images that will make you momentarily question your affection for Krispy Kremes. It's an ideal candidate for a "clean" books list, although I cannot express my hate for the term "clean r [...]

    Ginny Potter
    Janie is just beginning her freshman year of high school and has really high hopes for the next four years. That is, until she comes to school with hay in her hair, walks around school all day with goat poop stuck to the bottom of her shoe, and is given the nickname "skunk girl". On top of all that, her and her best friend have started to drift apart, and she ends up with no one to sit with at lunch. Ten Miles Past Normal is many different things to many different people, but to me, it was a boo [...]

    Sure, it was Janie's idea to live on a farm and raise goats, but seriously, who listens to a life altering suggestion from a nine year old? Janie's nine year old self loved the idea of being Anna of green gables and Little house on the prairie. Her 14 year old selft so much. But to be fair, the kids at school mainly have to do with that. To them she's weird girl, weird smelly girl who lives on a farm and who comes to school with feces on her shoes. Eww. All Janie wants to be is normal, but soon [...]

    Ten Miles Past Normal is a heartwarming and funny coming of age story! Initially I was not very impressed with the story. I didn't really care for Janie and her insistent complaining about every aspect of her life. BUT then the story started growing on me. as did Janie. I loved watching her start to discover herself and the person that she wanted to be. And I loved the other characters in this novel. They were all quirky and unique in their own way. Sarah, Janie's best friend, and her older sist [...]

    Carla Stafford
    Really, three and a half stars. Ten Miles Past Normal is about a high school freshman, Janie. In her short months in high school, Janie has become known for stinking up the school bus with the rank aroma of goat poo stuck to her shoe, and a weird rash that she contracted from contact with hay and the farming process. Janie hid out in the library at lunchtime, and spent the day waiting for the one class she had with her best friend Sarah. Janie JUST wants to be like the other kids.Gradually howev [...]

    Hey you. Yes, youe one holding the copy if 10 Miles Past Normal. Before you make a beeline for your library's check-out desk (or the register at your favorite bookstore), I have a couple questions for you:1. Are you now or were you ever a member of a clique/group/organization that demanded absolute conformation as payment for membership? And did you conform to fit in?2. Do you now or did you ever scoff at people who march to the beat of their own drummer?3. True or False: It's more important to [...]

    Original post at One More PageI am a city girl, and I am sort of proud of it. Sort of, because I know sometimes I imagine myself living somewhere remote, away from the rush and hustle and pollution of the city. However, I don't think I can stay in the province too long -- I kind of like the rush, and most of my friends live in the city, too, so staying away from them is kind of torture.I think Janie Gorman from Ten Miles Past Normal would be able to relate to my sentiments pretty well. Fourteen- [...]

    I kept going back and forth debating with myself if I should read this book. The story didn’t seem that interesting to me, but I kept hearing some really good things about it. I finally decided to just read it!. It’s only 210 pages, so if I hated it, I wouldn’t waste that much time on it. Well, I loved it! I had it finished in a few hours. I thought it was such a great, cute, coming if age story, and I’m really glad I decided to read it!Ten Miles Past Normal is about Janie, who, when she [...]

    Rebecca G.
    I liked the book Ten Miles Past Normal because I really like girl drama and high school stories. This book is one of my favorites because it was high school drama and it was a book filled with regret and alienation. This book focuses on one point of view, Janie’s. If I had to pick a favorite character aside from Janie it would be her new daring friend, Monster. I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy reading about high school stories and how some girls feel alienated because of what t [...]

    Ten Miles Past Normal brought me a sense of joy that I haven't felt since reading The Fault In Our Stars. The story lines are completely different but the way the authors express themselves and write are very similar. This was a quick and very fun read about a girl that just wants to blend in and be normal. I feel like a lot of us feel like we need to be normal and be like everybody else, but hey guess what? You don't have to be. I learned a great lesson from this book and found myself comparing [...]

    Ten Miles Past Normal started out interesting, but it lost my interest around halfway through. It was just hard to concentrate on the story and I got to where I just wanted the book to be done. The premise was cute, but unfortunately it just wasn't that great (at least to me).

    Really cute story. If I had a barn I would totally want to host a hootenanny.

    TheEagerReaders Violet
    Frances O'Roark Dowell's Ten Miles Past Normal is a funny and insightful novel overflowing with charmingly quirky characters. When Janie was nine years old her class took a field trip to an organic farm. She loved it so much that she suggested to her parents that their whole family would be happier living on a farm, raising goats, and baking fresh bread. Janie had no idea that the concept would appeal to her parents so much, and she could never have predicted that five years later that perfect-s [...]

    Sandy H
    I am Janie. Or, rather, I'd have liked to have been as cool as Janie when I was in high school. Like Janie, my parents moved from city to farm, although I was four at the time and started kindergarten in a new town after the move--so I didn't have to adjust from pre-farm to post-farm with my peer group. I was just "farm." (I'm the youngest of five kids, however; my elder sibs all have different perspectives on what that move meant in their lives.)That being said, I now refer to myself as a child [...]

    I've only read two of Dowell's middle grade novels and loved both. Shooting the Moon and The Secret Language of Girls. This is the authors first YA novel. 14 yr old Janie lives on a farm, which was cool when she was younger not so much in high school. The kids on the bus call her farm girl. When Janie accidentally get on the bus with goat poop on her shoe, she has a very bad day. Janie's high school is large, Sarah the best friend, is the only friend from middle school she sees everyday. Janie s [...]

    Janie’s family moved to a farm when she was in 5th grade and she loved it, but now that she’s a freshman in high school, everything is embarrassing and awkward – particularly the smells associated with farm living (goat poop on your shoe can really pollute the school bus atmosphere). And Janie spends the first weeks of school all alone for the most part – her friends from middle school have different schedules and she and her best friend, Sarah, only have one class together. So, she can [...]

    Heather Mozzani
    Heather Mozzani1-7-13Mrs. McDonnell-JonesPeriod 3The book that i read was Ten Miles Past Normal. The Author is Frances O'Roark Dowell. The book was first published in 2011 and it is a fictional book. The main character is Janie, she is in middle school and who the book is about. Another important character is her mother. Janies mom makes a big deicision in this book. A third important character is her dad and he is helpful to her through the whole book.This book starts off about a girl who lives [...]

    I am not generally a slice-of-life novel kind of guy. I want to be. I try to be. It's just that slice-of-life novels are completely dependent on the character and voice and writing style, and so often I can't really stand the protagonist because they irritate me. And besides, ultimately, I like a good plot. Fortunately for me, I got to spend the holiday today with Janie, and she's delightful. It's nice to read a novel where you can enjoy the protagonist as she narrates a portion of her life. And [...]

    Mary Louise Sanchez
    When Janie Gorman was younger she wanted to live on a farm but lived in a normal suburb across the street from her best friend, Sarah. Then her dream came true and her family moved to an organic goat farm ten miles out of town, where her parents made a 180 degree turn into "hippie" type farmers with a modern edge because Jamie's mom blogs about their farming experience. But now that Jamie is a freshman in a large high school she longs for a more normal teen life complete with a boyfriend and fri [...]

    Abby Johnson
    Goat poop. This is the only reason people know who Janie is at her high school: she's the girl who stepped in goat poop and stank up the whole school bus. And it's entirely her own fault because she's the one who suggested that the family move to a farm in the first place (she was only nine! Who takes a nine-year-old seriously?!). Janie didn't think that's how high school would be. She pictured herself surrounded by a group of close friends, laughing and flirting with cute boys, running for stud [...]

    Clare Cannon
    A 'farm girl who just wants to be normal' coming of age story, which unfortunately doesn't get engaging until more than half way through.It's a pity, because quite a few interesting themes are introduced, especially the Freedom School - one of the first schools to teach literacy to African American's who'd never had the chance - which Janie and Sarah write about for their school project, and Mr Pritchard and Mrs Brown who risked everything to set it up all those years ago.There's also good music [...]

    Hannah B
    I liked this book a lot but it didn't always make me want to keep reading but overall the book was good. The book was about a teenage girl who grew up in a neighborhood since she was born but in grade school they moved out of town onto a farm. Now that she is a teen she wants to have a "normal life" she has chores everyday, tending to the chickens and goats. One day before school she was taking care of the goats and accidentally stepped in a pile of manure she then got on the bus not knowing and [...]

    Ten Miles Past Normal is a charming coming-of-age story. You will be drawn to the main character Janie who is quirky, and loveable. She is a city girl turned farm girl who wants desperately to fit in. Throw in some more wonderfully written characters such as Janie's best friend Sarah who wants to change the world and the musically talented Monster Monroe (yes that is his real name) who is a few years older than Janie and the size of a bear. Throw in a school project that has the girls exploring [...]

    Mary McCoy
    Janie starts out a nonconformist among nonconformists - a farm girl who milks goats and tends chickens and appliques her own homespun clothes. But within weeks of starting high school, she's horrified to discover that she's changed - now all she wants to do is hide in the library and avoid attracting any attention. But when Janie joins a band and starts working on an oral history project with people who were involved in the civil rights movement, she learns that blending in isn't necessarily a g [...]

    Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
    Ten Miles Past Normal is quirky and easy read. Janie, the main character is easy to relate to, and her adventures are realistic.The secondary characters, such as Monster, are wonderful and add so much to the story. Another thing that I like is that Janie's mom is present in her life, and portrayed as a "normal" if a bit clueless and a tad annoying at times mom.I think its a good lesson how she realizes how other's opinions and thoughts are dictating her opinion and I liked how she accepted who s [...]

    This was your normal coming-of-age story, but the thing that made it stand out and fun to read was it's voice. There were only a few times when the narrator sounded a bit too snappy, but the rest of her approach was pitch perfect. I liked the under-stories about Civil Rights and organic, sustainable farm-living, but the best thing about this book was it's message: give up trying to be like everyone else and blend in. Normal is boring! Such a healthy message for "kids these days" to hear, I think [...]

    Dowell writes great characters. This book has a lot of characters in a bit of a search for an overarching plot, because while lots of stuff happened, I didn't feel it had a lot to do with each other. Still, what is there is good, and a fast read.

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