Miles from Ordinary
By Carol Lynch Williams
St. Martin's Press, 2011. 197 pgs. Young Adult
Fourteen-year-old Lacey lives with her mother, who's mental illness alienates them from everyone else. When Lacey helps her mother find a job, she hopes things will turn around for them. However, when her mother turns up missing, Lacey is frantic to find her before something horrible happens, not realizing that finding her could bring about the worst situation of all.
Carol Lynch Williams' readers will not be disappointed with her latest offering. Once again, she gets us inside her character's head, and we can feel Lacey's fear and panic, and even her love for her mother, who is haunted by ghosts. The story is creepy, suspenseful, and in true Williams fashion, ultimately hopeful.