Rules of the Road

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Thorndike Press, Oct 1, 2000 - Fiction - 245 pages
17 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  - Teresa - Goodreads

Rated PG I picked this off a shelf in the teen section of the library. This is not your typical teen book with sassy, whiny, boy chasing main characters. The sixteen year old girl in this story has ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Sandra - Goodreads

I'd never read anything by Joan Bauer and I thoroughly enjoyed Rules of the Road. It's smart, funny, doesn't talk down to the readers, and certainly enjoyable for adults -- at least this adult, post ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
22
Section 3
36
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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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