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I'll Get There. It Better Be Worth the Trip.

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Best known as the first teen novel to address homosexuality, I'll Get There. It Better Be Worth the Trip. is also renowned for its brilliant, timeless storytelling. This anniversary edition features thoughtful essays from Brent Hartinger (Geography Club), Martin Wilson (What They Always Tell Us), and others who reflect on the novel and its distinctive place in history. Also included is a foreword by Stacey Donovan, the late author's niece.

Set in 1969, Donovan's seminal tale centers on Davy Ross, a lonely thirteen-year-old boy. When his grandmother dies, Davy must move to Manhattan to live with his estranged mother. Between alcohol-infused lectures about her self-sacrifice and awkward visits with his distant father, Davy's only comfort is his beloved dachshund Fred. Things look up when he and a boy from school become friends. But when their relationship takes an unexpected physical turn, Davy struggles to understand what happened and what it might mean. New York Times Best of 1969 Book List School Library Journal Best of 1969 Book List Starred review from Kirkus Reviews The contribution this book makes gives] reason why it should be available wherever young people read. --New York Times

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The 40th anniversary edition of a groundbreaking teen classic When the grandmother who raised him dies, Davy Ross, a lonely thirteen-year-old boy, must move to Manhattan to live with his estranged mother. Between alcohol-infused lectures about her self-sacrifice and awkward visits with his distant father, Davy's only comfort is his beloved dachshund Fred. Things start to look up when he and a boy from school become friends. But when their relationship takes an unexpected turn, Davy struggles to understand what happened and what it might mean. Shattering... frank... intelligent.--Horn Book This book... should be available wherever young people read.--New York Times Sophisticated... remarkably touching. --Time magazine New York Times Best of 1969 Book List School Library Journal Best of 1969 Book List This anniversary edition features reflections from Brent Hartinger (Geography Club), Martin Wilson (What They Always Tell Us), and Kathleen T. Horning (Director of the Cooperative Children's Book Center), with a foreword by Stacey Donovan (Dive).

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ISBN:
9780738721347
Author:
Donovan, John
Publisher:
Flux
Author:
Donovan, John
Subject:
Social Issues - Homosexuality
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Homosexuality
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Anniversary
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
228
Dimensions:
8.00x5.30x.52 in. .49 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The 40th anniversary edition of a groundbreaking teen classic When the grandmother who raised him dies, Davy Ross, a lonely thirteen-year-old boy, must move to Manhattan to live with his estranged mother. Between alcohol-infused lectures about her self-sacrifice and awkward visits with his distant father, Davy's only comfort is his beloved dachshund Fred. Things start to look up when he and a boy from school become friends. But when their relationship takes an unexpected turn, Davy struggles to understand what happened and what it might mean. Shattering... frank... intelligent.--Horn Book This book... should be available wherever young people read.--New York Times Sophisticated... remarkably touching. --Time magazine New York Times Best of 1969 Book List School Library Journal Best of 1969 Book List This anniversary edition features reflections from Brent Hartinger (Geography Club), Martin Wilson (What They Always Tell Us), and Kathleen T. Horning (Director of the Cooperative Children's Book Center), with a foreword by Stacey Donovan (Dive).
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