Cooney, Caroline B.: Hit the road.

Author:Flint-Ferguson, Janis
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

COONEY, Caroline B. Hit the road. Random House, Laurel-Leaf. 183p. c2006. 978-0-440-22929-2. $6.50. JS

To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, May 2006: Brittany Anne Bowman is standing at her grandmother's house as her parents take off for a trip to Alaska. Dumped on the doorstep, or so she thinks. As it turns out, this is not going to be a dull stay--her Nannie Scott has other plans, plans that include illegal driving and kidnapping. Nannie and Nannie's dearest friends, Flo, Aurelia and Daisy, are planning on attending their college reunion in Massachusetts, even though they no longer have driver's licenses and Aurelia has been sent to live in an assisted living facility against her will. What's a granddaughter to do? Join them, of course. This is a delightful romp through the generations, from white gloves and tea parties through cell phones and the Internet. But what emerges is a sense of family values, of listening to each other and of respect for both teens and the aged. Nannie...

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