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When I Hit the Road

Samantha is not exactly excited to spend her entire summer vacation in Florida with her grandma. Or to have to write to her future self in the journal her mom insists she use. But it turns out that Gram has some not-so-boring plans up her sleeve... Gram and her friend Mimi are going to audition for the Seniors Have Got Talent Karaoke Contest!

A road trip in Gram's new Mustang turns into a series of hilarious mishaps that flip Samantha's summer on its head, especially because, an unexpected person is sharing the ride: a super cute, muscular, athletic-looking, dimple-faced, middle-school boy named Brandon. It looks like her journal might be worth keeping after all because this summer will be one Samantha will never want to forget! From the award-winning author of This Journal Belongs to Ratchet comes an uplifting, hilarious, illustrated middle grade story about making unexpected friends, multigenerational relationships, and finding out that maybe journaling your adventures isn't so bad after all.

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"It’s a voyage of discovery for Sam, who finds she’s not really the inept person she viewed herself as. Sam documents all the bizarre misadventures in letters she’s writing (at her mother’s determined urging) to her future self, revealing both her doubts about her capabilities and her growing understanding of how universal self-doubt is.... A perfect beach read: summery and silly." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 9 - 12
Author Nancy J. Cavanaugh
ISBN 172822635X
Publication Date May 5, 2020
Publisher Sourcebooks Young Readers
Language English