Rules of the Road

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Thorndike Press, Oct 1, 2000 - Fiction - 245 pages
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This comedic tale follows awkward 16-year-old Jenna Boller and elderly shoe maven Madeline Gladstone as they drive from Chicago to Texas to visit stores in the Gladstone's Shoes chain. Jenna, who is neither pretty nor smart, doesn't fit in at school. Her alcoholic father ruins her home life. She really enjoys her after-school job selling shoes at Gladstone's though. So when Mrs. Gladstone asks her to drive her to Texas, Jenna accepts the offer. Along the way, the two develop a strong bond as they encounter adventures on the road and team up to try to prevent Mrs. Gladstone's son from buying out the company and destroying it.

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Review: Rules of the Road (Rules of the Road #1)

User Review  - Skcamero - Goodreads

I find it interesting that in all the books I've read that are by Joan Bauer the heroine has always been a teenager dealing with a great challenge or loss. This heroine always has something she is ... Read full review

Review: Rules of the Road (Rules of the Road #1)

User Review  - Clarissa - Goodreads

Gave this to Alden to read, and he liked it... then I decided I should pick it up. I know that a number of my students have read it over the years. So, I read it. Here's my thinking: It had this dated ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Joan Bauer is the criticallyacclaimed author of numerous young adult novels, including "Best Foot Forward," "Rules of the Road" (recipient of the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize) and Newbery Honor-winner Hope Was Here. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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