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)

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I think this book was awesome to read! It was well written, the plot was easy to follow along with and the situations and settings in the book are so easy to relate to and easy to picture. I love how ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Holly Lucero - Goodreads

In Rules of the Road, Jenna, a successful 16 year old, is offered a job to drive the retiring owner of the show store she works for, across the country. Mrs. Gladstone and Jenna are unlikely ... Read full review


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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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