Release Date: May 15, 2012
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Age Group: High School
The summer after high-school graduation, a year after her mother’s tragic death, Anna has no plans – beyond her need to put a lot of miles between herself and the past. With forever friend Kat, a battered copy of Kerouac’s DHARMA BUMS, and a car with a dodgy oil filter, the girls set out on an epic road trip across the USA. Maybe somewhere along the way they’ll prove or disprove the existence of God. Maybe they’ll even get laid . . .
It’s a journey both outward and inward. Through the Badlands and encounters with predatory men and buffalo. A crazy bus ride to Mexico with a bunch of hymn-singing missionaries. Facing death, naked in the forest with an enraged grizzly bear . . . Gradually, Anna realizes that this is a voyage of discovery into her own self, her own silent pain – and into the tangled history that she and Kat share. What is love? What is sexual identity? And how do you find a way forward into a new future – a way to declare openly and without fear all that lies within you?
Jennifer is one of my greatest blogger friends, and just recently stopped blogging. I like to joke that she is my “virtual twin” because we both dance, read/blog, and have twins. I wish she lived in Tampa, but we email all the time! She’s also a fantastic reviewer, and when she stopped blogging, I asked her if she would like to do a few guest reviews on my blog occasionally. She’s also on Twitter, tweeting under the name @dancingreader, so go say hi!
Today, Jennifer is reviewing KISS THE MORNING STAR by Elissa Janine Hoole.Jennifer’s Review:
I think I might have expected too much out of this book.