Dependable, Young Adult, teenager, epilepsy, high school, romance, friendship, family, science fiction
Finn Easton is a sixteen-year-old epileptic who sometimes believes that he is merely a character in his father's cult-classic science fiction novel. The parallels between his life one of the characters are remarkable, but it sort of freaks Finn out that he could merely exist within the pages of a book. Beyond that, he has to go through high school as the kid with epilepsy who just might have a seizure at any moment. He therefore has one friend only, Cade Hernandez, a back-talking, tobacco-chewing, lovable yet rowdy guy. The summer before Finn's junior year, he and Cade wonder at what life has in store for them. Finn falls in love, Cade maybe sort of does as well, and the two boys become unlikely heroes in a flooding accident far from home. In the end, Finn might not know exactly who he is and what he wants, but he knows he is his own person and that he can make his own destiny.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"100 Sideways Miles,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss9/3