Zigzag (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 10, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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A summer disappointment turns into a cross-country discovery.

Robin can't believe it when her boyfriend, Chris, tells her that his parents have enrolled him in a summer program in Rome. It's their last summer together before he goes away to college, and now they won't even have that time together. It feels like the worst thing that's ever happened to her.
     Since Chris is leaving, Robin agrees to join her aunt and cousins on a cross-country road trip, in spite of her reservations -- she and her younger cousins have never really gotten along, and since their father's death they've become even more problematic than before.
     Soon the four of them are zigzagging through the West on an eye-opening journey. They explore parts of the country Robin never dreamed existed -- and she discovers inner resources she never imagined she had.

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User Review  - CK - Goodreads

So it starts with a girl who's WAY too dependent on her boyfriend, but decides that since he's traveling she'll travel too! She goes with her aunt and cousins and goes all across the United States. It would be so much fun to do this and the story is really good! Read full review

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User Review  - Liz Chapman - Goodreads

A satisfying summer read. Characters I cared about, questions of identity and how to deal with things that seem to big to deal with. It addresses death, sex, sibling rivalry, parents re-marrying, and ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Ellen Wittlinger is the critically acclaimed author of the teen novels Love & Lies: Marisol's Story, Parrotfish, Blind Faith, Sandpiper, Heart on My Sleeve, Zigzag, and Hard Love (an American Library Association Michael L. Printz Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award winner), and the middle-grade novel Gracie's Girl. She has a bachelor's degree from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, and an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. A former children's librarian, she lives with her husband in Haydenville, Massachusetts.

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