Seventeen-year-old Dylan Dawson is trying to pull his life together after his release from juvenile hall. But going straight isn’t easy, and Dylan just can’t seem to keep out of trouble. His problems escalate fast, and soon he has no choice but to hit the road, even though it means leaving behind the girl of his dreams. He heads south for Texas, on the run and in search of his father. (Dylan has no idea how his life became such a mess, but he knows that his dad is at the root of it.) When Dylan finds him, he certainly gets answers—but they’re answers to questions he wishes he’d never asked.
Carolee Dean is the author of Forget Me Not, Take Me There, and Comfort. She lives with her family in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she works with teenagers as a speech pathologist. Find out more at CaroleeDean.com.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (July 20, 2010)
Length: 336 pages
Grades: 9 and up
Ages: 14 - 99
Lexile ® HL760 The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
"Dylan is a deep and conflicted character who confronts problems other young adults often face. Many readers will recognize themselves in some of Dylan's traits and actions, and won't be able to put the book down." --VOYA, August 2010
Awards and Honors
ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Master List