Road Tripped


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Realistic Fiction
Reader Personality Type
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers May 2019

In this captivating story about loss, love, and changing your ways, National Book Award­–winning author Pete Hautman imbues the classic road trip novel with clever wit and heartfelt musings about life and death.

Steven Gerald Gabel—a.k.a. Stiggy—needs to get out of Minnesota. His father recently look his own life, his mother is a shell of the person she used to be, and his sort-of-girlfriend ghosted him and skipped town. What does he have left to stick around for? Armed with his mom’s credit card and a tourist map of Great River Road, Stiggy sets off in his dad’s car.

The only problem is, life on his own isn’t exactly what he expected and, soon enough, he finds himself at a crossroads: keep running from his demons, or let them hitch a ride back home with him.--from the publisher

336 pages        978-1534405905           Ages 12 and up

Keywords:  12 year olds, 13 year olds, 14 year olds, loss, grief, family, road trip, love, dysfunctional family, finding yourself, death, suicide, relationships, feelings, emotions, healing, resilience

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