Rules of the Road

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Thorndike Press, Oct 1, 2000 - Fiction - 245 pages
16 Reviews
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  - Ray Ziemer - Goodreads

I enjoyed this young adult novel, and I think I understand what critics like about it. Joan Bauer was honored by its winning of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and its selection as an ALA Notable ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Catherine - Goodreads

I thought this book did a great job of showing what the children of alcoholics go through - tough subject done well. My only complaints were: I missing set of ending quotation marks that confused me ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
22
Section 3
36
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About the author (2000)

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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