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NIGHT ROAD
KRISTIN HANNAH
ISBN: 9780312364427
March 2011
St. Martin’s Press
www.stmartins.com
Hardcover
$27.99-USA/ $31.99-CAN
400 Pages
Contemporary Fiction
Rating: 5 Cups

Lexi Baill is fourteen years old, and she has already lived a hard life. Going from one foster home to another, she has learned to never set down roots and never involve her heart.

Mia Farraday is used to being on her own. While her twin brother is the popular one, she sits by herself knowing that no one wants to be her friend.

Zach Farraday knows his sister’s life is lonely, and he tries his best to help. He has seen the betrayal that girls have pushed upon Mia as they befriended her with the intention of being with him.

It is the first day of high school and, for Lexi, it is like any other time she has had a new beginning. But when she befriends a lonely girl sitting under a tree reading Wuthering Heights, her life takes a turn for the better. For some reason Zach does not warm up to Lexi, and she is tired of how he makes her feel. All comes to a head one night which leads to interesting turns in the road that have devastating effects for all.

For those that know me, they know I am not an emotional person but Night Road had me bawling my eyes out. Ms. Hannah tells a compelling story of teenage angst, betrayal, loneliness, love, and even death. The way each character struggles with the complicated twists life throws at them had me so emotionally attached to them that when they cried, I cried. When they laughed, I laughed. And when they mourned, I mourned. This is a beautiful tale that I will remember forever. I want to shout to everyone what an amazing and talented author Kristin Hannah is. Her novel has enriched my life and her talent has had a profound effect on me. Thank you Ms. Hannah for sharing your incredible gift with the world!

Danielle
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More

 

 

 

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