Road Trip!

A popular summertime excursion is the famed road trip, a chance to hang out with friends and see where the road leads, even if it isn’t on Route 66.  But if that isn’t in the cards for you this summer, there are a few great books that could get you dreaming and planning what NOT to do!

John Green‘s Paper Towns brings the reader along for the ride with Quentin as he chases down leads following the disappearance of his next door neighbor and secret crush Margo.  Quentin discovers something about himself along the way but an impromptu road trip with a few friends, skipping out on graduation, rounds out Quentin’s journey.

Going Bovine by Libba Bray, winner of the 2010 Printz award, tells the story of Cameron’s quest, or hallucination, after he contracts Creutzfeldt-Jacob or “mad cow” disease.  His faithful companions includes a Mexican-American dwarf and a garden gnome who is actually a Viking god.  Readers will be guessing until the end, and beyond, about what is actually real.

And finally, Ostrich Boys by Keith Gray takes readers across to England for the journey of three best friends who “kidnap” the ashes of their best friend.  Furious by the funeral, they decide to give their friend Ross the tribute he would really enjoy and a trip that will change their friendships forever.

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Beth is a Librarian at the Gaines Township branch of KDL. She really loves reading, especially all the wonderful teen books, but also enjoys genealogy and crafts!

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