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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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  • ISBN: 9781534405905
  • ISBN: 1534405909
  • ISBN: 9781534405912
  • ISBN: 1534405917
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2019]

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Seventeen-year-old Steven "Stiggy" Gabel tries to cope with his father's suicide, his mother's depression, and his girlfriend's departure by taking off down the Great River Road from Minnesota to Louisiana.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 March #1
    *Starred Review* Steven Gabel, aka Stiggy, should be at school. Instead, he's hit the open road in his deceased father's Mustang, with no particular destination in mind beyond following the long and winding Mississippi River. The drive is supposed to stave off all thought—the girl who ghosted on him, the father who took his own life earlier that year on Groundhog Day, the lack of real friends—but all that time alone only achieves the opposite. That isn't to say that Stiggy doesn't stumble upon intriguing folks and adventures along the way—from friendly hitchhikers to grocery-store-robbing Renaissance-faire workers to meth addicts—only that his internal journey is just as engaging, if not more. In Hautman's skilled hands, Stiggy's grief is fully embodied, ebbing and flowing as the days and events pull him back to memories of his dad and the questions that linger. Stiggy himself lies somewhere between curmudgeon and misanthrope, and yet readers will be hard-pressed not to root for him as he comes to discover the ways he's made things harder for himself and the ways in which he is and is not like his father. True-to-life conversations, a keen sense of Midwestern topography, and sharply detailed supporting characters round out this superb road trip novel. By turns introspective and humorous. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Coming of age > Fiction.
Automobile travel > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Runaways > Fiction.
Mississippi River Region > Fiction.

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