Road Trips

Desert crossing

Elise Broach.


With amazing insight and compelling prose, Broach charts a suspenseful journey full of danger, loss, and painful self-discovery. What will happen to the lives of three teenagers who can suddenly no longer pretend innocence?

Rules of the Road

Joan Bauer.


Sixteen-year-old Jenna gets a job driving the elderly owner of a chain of successful shoe stores from Chicago to Texas to confront the son who is trying to force her to retire, and along the way Jenna hones her talents as a saleswoman and finds the strength to face her alcoholic father.

Hit the road

Caroline B. Cooney.

Action/Adventure, Chick Lit

Brit has had her driver's license only 11 days when her parents drop her off to stay at her grandmother's house for two weeks while they go on vacation. Little do they know Brit is headed for a three-state road trip with Nannie to pick up her college roommates, Florence, Aurelia, and Daisy, and bring them to their alma mater for their 65th--and most likely final--reunion. A reluctant recruit at first, Brit is anxious as well as annoyed when she f...

An Abundance of Katherines

John Green.

Humor, Action/Adventure

In this new novel from the acclaimed author of "Looking for Alaska," Colin Singleton always falls for girls named Katherine--and he's been dumped 19 times, to be exact. Letting expectations go and allowing love are in the heart of his hilarious quest to find his missing piece and avenge dumpees everywhere.

13 little blue envelopes

Maureen Johnson.

Chick Lit

Inside little blue envelope 1 are $1,000 and instructions to buy a plane ticket. In envelope 2 are directions to a specific London flat. The note in envelope 3 tells Ginny: Find a starving artist. Because of envelope 4, Ginny and her artist, a playwright/thief/bloke-about-town called Keith, go to Scotland together, with somewhat disastrous -- though utterly romantic -- results. Ginny isn't sure she'll see Keith again, and definitely doesn't k...

How to be bad

E. Lockhart ; Sarah Mlynowski ; Lauren Myracle.

Chick Lit

From three bestselling authors--E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lauren Myracle--comes one story of a road trip where hearts will be broken and mended, friendships will be formed and tested, and a ridiculously hot stranger could change the course of everything.

Two*Way street

Lauren Barnholdt.

Chick Lit

There are two sides to every breakup. This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But they clicked; it worked. They're even going to the same college, and driving cross-country together for orientation. Then Jordan dumps Courtney -- for a girl he met on the Internet. It's too late to change plans, so the road trip is on. Courtney's heartbroken, but figures she can tough it out for a few days. "...


Heather Waldorf.


All we know of love

Nora Raleigh Baskin.

Chick Lit

The author of "What Every Girl (Except Me) Knows" returns with a boldly original tale about a girl who journeys through love and loss to find her mother and discovers that everyone has a story to tell--including herself.

Stolen car

Patrick Jones.


Even though she should learn from her mother's poor taste in men, Danielle can't seem to shake her strong feelings for "bad boy" Reid. As she gets caught up in Reid's lifestyle, Danielle turns a blind eye to his lies, and is soon way in over her head.

Surf mules

by Greg Neri.


When Logan goes searching for the Perfect Monster Wave, he doesn't expect his former best friend to be killed by it. Add to this a deadbeat dad who bankrupted his family and the possibility of college going down the drain, and Logan is suddenly in a tailspin. So when small-time dealer Broza offers Logan and his dropout pal, Z-boy, a summer job that could make them rich, it seems his problems might be solved. But between Z-boyas constant screwup...


Jennifer Bradbury

Action/Adventure, Mystery

FOR:  Teens who like mystery and suspense.