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Theme Thursday – Hit the Road

on June 28, 2012

Themed booklists for 6th-12th Grade. This week’s theme focuses on road trips, friends and the adventures that follow.

13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1)13 Little Blue Envelopes
by Maureen Johnson

After her eccentric aunt passes away unexpectedly, Ginny receives a set of clues which send her on a scavenger hunt through Europe.

 
 
 
  
Walk Two Moons (Summer Reading Edition)Walk Two Moons
Sharon Creech

After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother’s route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.

 
 
The Miles BetweenThe Miles Between
By Mary E. Pearson

Seventeen-year-old Destiny keeps a painful childhood secret all to herself until she and three classmates from her exclusive boarding school take off on an unauthorized road trip in search of “one fair day.”

 
 
 
Finding SomewhereFinding Somewhere
By Joseph Monninger

Sixteen-year-old Hattie and eighteen-year-old Delores set off on a road trip that takes unexpected turns as they discover the healing power of friendship and confront what each of them is fleeing from.

 
 
 
An Abundance of KatherinesAn Abundance of Katherines
By John Green

Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.

 
 
 
Northward to the MoonNorthward to the Moon
By Polly Horvath

When her stepfather loses his job in Saskatchewan, Jane and the rest of the family set off on a car trip, ending up in Nevada after improbably being given a bag full of possibly stolen money. Sequel to: My one hundred adventures

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