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Miles to Go by Miley Cyrus MAG

March 5, 2009
By NoRulesJustWrite PLATINUM, Ada, Michigan
NoRulesJustWrite PLATINUM, Ada, Michigan
21 articles 5 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
Stay happy, stay weird, and don't let anyone take away your smile.


Miles to Go took me on a road trip through the life of a girl I thought I already knew everything about. Boy, was I wrong. With every sentence, I felt like Miley was talking to me, having a sister-to-sister chat. She wrote this book with her heart, and that is why it is so meaningful.

Miley is not a cookie-cutter celebrity, like many say. She knows where she came from and won’t forget it. She lives by her values and holds onto her strong faith.

Miley’s family is always her top priority. While she may be famous and live in L.A., who she is hasn’t changed. If her little sister, Noah, wants her to stay home and watch a movie, Miley will. Even if Miley gets invited to a celebrity party, it’s clear that she will choose her family first.

My favorite part of the book was when she talks about Vanessa, a girl who was, as Miley puts it, “the sister God forgot to give me.” Vanessa was a 9-year-old suffering from cystic fibrosis. Miley met her at a hospital and they became instant friends. Miley kept in contact with her family and often visited Vanessa at the hospital or called when she was on tour. One day Miley called only to find out that Vanessa’s time on Earth had ended. Miley was devastated. She immediately got off the tour bus and lay down in a frozen field. This was when Miley realized how much she had needed Vanessa, and how important it is to love every day and not take it for granted. This was just one of Miley’s many beautiful stories.

Somewhere between introducing us to Pappy Cyrus, who changed so many lives, learning to accept her “cankles,” and sharing her love for eating eggs with syrup, Miley connects with readers. For someone so young, Miley is one of the most brilliant people I have ever seen. Her fame hasn’t changed her; she stays grounded with the help of her family and her faith.

When this book came out, I became Miley’s number-one fan all over again. In reading Miles to Go, I felt like a part of the family.


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sp123 said...
on Jan. 30 2010 at 12:36 pm
What's so weird about believing in God and staying true to your faith?

btw I've never met anyone normal.

on Jan. 30 2010 at 10:24 am
NoRulesJustWrite PLATINUM, Ada, Michigan
21 articles 5 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
Stay happy, stay weird, and don't let anyone take away your smile.

She does go to church. That is one of the things that hasn't changed since she has became famous. Christian faith is very prominent in the Cyrus family. And just because she has her belly button pierced does not mean she's not a Christian . Lots of Christians get tatoos and all that. It's an individual's decision. And she changed her name because that's what her family has always called her. She changed her middle to name to her dad's middle name, not some random name. It's not anti- Christian to do these things. Besides, Christians can make mistakes just like anyone. That's why we believe in redemption and second chances.

on Jan. 30 2010 at 10:22 am
NoRulesJustWrite PLATINUM, Ada, Michigan
21 articles 5 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
Stay happy, stay weird, and don't let anyone take away your smile.

She does go to church. That is one of the things that hasn't changed since she has became famous. Christian faith is very prominent in the Cyrus family. And just because she has her belly button pierced does not mean she's not a Christian . Lots of Christians get tatoos and all that. It's an individual's decision. And, she changed her name because that's what her family has always called her. She changed her middle name to her dad's middle name, not some random name. It is not anti- Christian to change your name.

on Jan. 30 2010 at 7:29 am
I love her songs party in the u.s.a and 7 things and fly on the wall and she is not wired

on Jan. 30 2010 at 7:24 am
your wired!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

on Jan. 29 2010 at 4:08 pm
Well structered, however I do not think that people can use this book to prove what they think Miley is. It is still a piece of merchandise, and is a constructed piece of media. I have never met Miley so I'm not going to judge if she is a, "Cookie Cutter," star or not. Yet, what I do know about Miley is that if she really is this meek teenager or a ruthless party girl, it really doesn't effect me or the next person.

sp123 said...
on Jan. 29 2010 at 3:51 pm
Well written article, but I don't see how Miley stays true to her faith. Since when does she go to church every Sunday, and since when has God said to pierce your belly button, change your name, and dance like it's a Party In The USA?

on Jan. 25 2010 at 8:02 pm
NoRulesJustWrite PLATINUM, Ada, Michigan
21 articles 5 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
Stay happy, stay weird, and don't let anyone take away your smile.

Yes, it's true that she talked about a lot of different subjects and she does write like she is talking. But, that was her whole point from the beginning. She addressed a ton of things in her life and discussed them each at just the right amount so others would understand and not judge from rumors, but decide what to think for themselves after having read her words without the corruption. The whole point of her writing as she was talking was to make it sound like she was just talking to you, the reader. It's that personal note that makes the book so unique. The truth is not at all covered up; she lays it all out for the world.

on Jan. 25 2010 at 7:47 pm
NoRulesJustWrite PLATINUM, Ada, Michigan
21 articles 5 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
Stay happy, stay weird, and don't let anyone take away your smile.

Miley didn't write the book just so she could talk about herself. She wrote it truthfully to set the rumors and haters straight. Everyone just assumes things in today's world and people are constantly judging others daily, and it's a hundred times worse when your every move is in the spotlight. I'm glad this book changed your perspective on her, because that was exactly her purpose (:

on Jan. 25 2010 at 7:46 pm
NoRulesJustWrite PLATINUM, Ada, Michigan
21 articles 5 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
Stay happy, stay weird, and don't let anyone take away your smile.

Miley didn't write the book just so she could talk about herself. She wrote it truthfully to set the rumors and haters straight. Everyone just assumes things in today's world and people are constantly judging others daily, and it's a hundred times worse when your every move is in the spotlight. I'm glad this book changed your perspective on her, because that was exactly her purpose (:

on Jan. 25 2010 at 4:26 am
xAllegria BRONZE, Singapore, Other
1 article 2 photos 112 comments

Favorite Quote:
Ça fait tellement du bien d’aimer les gens qu’on aime, que ça finit par faire mal. Je sais pas comment on survit a ça. Non franchement, je sais pas. LOL (laughing out loud) ®, Lola.

I guess it's interesting but frankly, the writing is like dishwater (or at least the extracts I've read). I mean, she skips from topic to topic (she starts off by talking about her HANDS!) and writes like she talks. I guess Miley fans will appreciate it anyways.

on Jan. 24 2010 at 7:16 am
VioletsandVoice, Spiritwood, North Dakota
0 articles 0 photos 170 comments
I've never read this book and I thought it was really conceited of Miley to write a book about herself but your article changed my mind and now I might actually read it

AveryG13 GOLD said...
on Jan. 17 2010 at 9:09 am
AveryG13 GOLD, Dexter, Michigan
12 articles 1 photo 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The best thing to do with the best things in life, is to give them up to those who have nothing."
- Ambrose Bierce

I read this book, too, and I didn't really learn a lot about Miley that I didn't know before, but it was really cool to see the pictures and her handwritten captions for them!

thea22 GOLD said...
on Jan. 13 2010 at 3:22 pm
thea22 GOLD, Queens, New York
11 articles 0 photos 16 comments
omgg ur right. miley is nothing but a spoiled teenager who doesn't have common sense

on Jan. 10 2010 at 11:17 pm
Clarebear101 PLATINUM, Bellbrook, Ohio
23 articles 31 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nothing we can do can change the past, everything we do can change the future"
"raindrops are like fairy whispers"
"life is not about finding yourself it is about creating yourself"

i totally agree with ur review! it was an amazing book and totally not what i expected!

on Jan. 10 2010 at 11:53 am
NoRulesJustWrite PLATINUM, Ada, Michigan
21 articles 5 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
Stay happy, stay weird, and don't let anyone take away your smile.

Haha, it really is a GOOD book :] Who knows? It could be enough to make you a whole Miley fan instead of just a half of one :]

on Jan. 10 2010 at 11:50 am
NoRulesJustWrite PLATINUM, Ada, Michigan
21 articles 5 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
Stay happy, stay weird, and don't let anyone take away your smile.

Yes, even if you're not that big of a fan, I think you would enjoy the book. It gives you a totally different perspective because it's coming straight from Miley, herself, and not from a gossip site, magazine, or mouth.

on Jan. 10 2010 at 11:07 am
XxCrazyGurlXx SILVER, Whiteville, North Carolina
6 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Besides my fashion sense? I play a mean harmonica." -Fang (Maximum Ride)
"I never wanted a part like this in my life." -Demi Lovato on Camp Rock
"Pink isn't just a race or color, its an attitude." -Myself

Sounds like a GOOD book! I might buy it, I'm a HALF MILEY FAN! SO YEAH!!!!!!!!

on Jan. 8 2010 at 8:52 pm
DeadlyPoppy PLATINUM, Chehalis, Washington
30 articles 13 photos 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Is mayonnaise an instrument?" -Patrick, Spongebob Squarepants

I'm definitely not a big Miley Cyrus fan, but I will admit that I don't know a lot about her, and after reading this review, I think I'll read the book. Thanks!

on Jan. 3 2010 at 6:23 pm
NoRulesJustWrite PLATINUM, Ada, Michigan
21 articles 5 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
Stay happy, stay weird, and don't let anyone take away your smile.

Yes, she really seems to have her head screwed on straight :) The media just likes to find the worst in people and glorify things that aren't true. Thanks for reading my article!


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