Mary E. Pearson herself provides this summary of it in a January interview with The Best Book I Have Not Read:
The Miles Between is about four teens who embark on an “unauthorized” road trip in search of one fair day. The main character has an obsession with coincidences and also a secret she is keeping from the rest of her road trip renegades, and as the story unfolds, she discovers they have secrets of their own. It is an outrageous, larger-than-life story where fantasy bleeds into reality and you are never sure where one ends and the other begins. I had a lot of fun writing it.
This sounds perfect for me because a) I love road trips and b) I am obsessed with coincidences. In fact, I made a Listmania List on amazon a while back called "dealing with the subject of coincidences" and these are the items that made my list:
1. Lost in a Good Book: A Thursday Next Novel by Jasper Fforde
2. Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland
3. Signs (Vista Series) DVD ~ Mel Gibson
4. The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done: A Novel by Sandra Newman
5. The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
6. The Solitaire Mystery: a novel about family and destiny by Jostein Gaarder
And now I will be able to add The Miles Between! Anyone have any other suggestions of books that deal with coincidences? I'd love to hear them!
As always, check out Jill's post to find out what books other bloggers are lusting after this week.