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  - Madelyn Nelson - Goodreads

Review of Zig-Zag by Ellen Wittlinger This book has many twists and turns while it can be both happy and sad. This author makes the text very exciting and interesting while you also will be suspicious ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aimee - Goodreads

I read this book for a in school book club thing and I have to say this is so good. It deals with a lot that some people deal with and me personally could relate to it so well. My friends and I all loved it. 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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