AUTHOR: Miley Cyrus with Hilary Liftin
PUBLISHER: Disney Hyperion
PUBLICATION DATE: 1/1/2009
INSIDE COVER SUMMARY: Three years ago, Miley Cyrus was a virtual unknown. Her life in rural Tenneessee was filled with family, friends, school, cheerleading, and the daily tasks of living on a farm. And then came a little show called Hannah Montana.
Almost overnight, Miley would rocket to superstardom, becoming a television and singing phenomenon. Quiet days were replaced with sold-out concerts, television appearances, and magazine shoots. But through it all, Miley has remained close to her family and friends and has stayed connected to the Southern roots that have made her so strong.
In Miles to Go, Miley offers an honest, humorous, and often touching story of one girl's coming-of-age--from private moments with her pappy to off-roading with her dad, Billy Ray, to her run-ins with mean girls. Miley talks about suffering through drama and heartbreak and coming out the other end unscathed (relatively). And now, for the first time, she will discuss it all--the milestones still left to reach (driver's license! voting!), the dreams to live out (travel to Asia! find true love!), and the lessons to be learned (remembering to enjoy every moment!).
This is a truly unique look inside the world of one of today's biggest and brightest stars as she tackles looking back and moving forward.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: I am not afraid to admit that I loved the television show Hannah Montana and was sad when it ended. This book pretty much explains how Miley Cyrus became Hanna Montana as well as her journey during and slightly after the show ended. You can definitely tell that this book was written by a younger person by the voice of the story, but I still enjoyed it and was entertained. This book will not blow you away by any means, but it was interesting to me to get an inside look at Miley Cyrus's early days. I really liked reading all of the little lists that were randomly scattered throughout the book.
I really wish that Miley would write another book. I feel like she is misunderstood. Yes, she has made some poor choices about the way she has presented herself, but I feel like she is a very kind and caring person. I have seen her on a few talk shows and it seems like she wants to express herself and have fun. I would like to see how a book about the last few years would compare and I'd really be interested to see what she would have to say now.
COVER: The cover is fine. It's a picture of Miley for a book about Miley.