I am a fan of Carol Lynch Williams - and her latest, Miles From Ordinary, is another great read! This is a story that is NOT easy to read - I will say that right from the start - 14 year old, Lacey's life is one that no child should have to live - especially on their own. She is left as the only one to take care of her mentally ill mother. But you can imagine - life is not easy when you are trying to make it through school, support your family financially, and take care of a mother that can not take care of herself. It is such a gut-wrenching story - it is raw and real. HIGHLY recommend it.