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Publisher Comments:

andlt;bigandgt;andlt;bigandgt;there are two sides to every breakup.andlt;/bigandgt;andlt;/bigandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; 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. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Then Jordan dumps Courtney — for a girl he met on the Internet. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; 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. andlt;iandgt;La la laandlt;/iandgt; — this is Courtney pretending not to care. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; But in a strange twist, Jordan cares. A lot. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Turns out, he's got a secret or two that he's not telling Courtney. And it has everything to do with why they broke up, why they can't get back together, and how, in spite of it all, this couple is destined for each other.

Review:

"Barnholdt's (Reality Chick) set-up here is amusing if a bit staged: Courtney and Jordan are broken up-he claims to have met a new girlfriend through MySpace-but her parents insist that he drive her to their orientation at Boston University as they originally planned. Both teens provide their perspectives of this understandably grueling road trip, using flashbacks to fill in the gaps about how they met and developed their relationship-including the painful secret that Jordan is keeping from Courtney. Readers will figure out the hidden scandal long before it is revealed, and they will know from the beginning that this road trip is going to end with the odd couple revving their relationship back up. What makes the story work is author's solid grip on her characters: Courtney knows she tends to 'analyze everything to death' while Jordan is a ladies' man who operates in 'avoid-and-deny mode.' They spy on each other's MySpace pages and gossip about each other on their cell phones; Courtney, in particular, has constant drama on the road, getting food poisoning at a rest stop and later having a meltdown in a Burger King bathroom. But despite their scheming, Courtney finally comes to terms with what she's known all along: 'no matter how much you tell yourself you're over someone, your heart knows the truth.' In the end, this is predictable-and pretty fluffy-but the neurotic narrators make the trip worthwhile. Ages 14-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

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. La la la — this is Courtney pretending not to care.

But in a strange twist, Jordan cares. A lot.

Turns out, he's got a secret or two that he's not telling Courtney. And it has everything to do with why they broke up, why they can't get back together, and how, in spite of it all, this couple is destined for each other.

About the Author

Lauren Barnholdt is the author of One Night That Changes Everything, Two-way Street, and Watch Me for teens, and Rules for Secret Keeping, Four Truths and a Lie, The Secret Life of Devon Delaney, and Devon Delaney Should Totally Know Better for tweens. She lives in Waltham, Massachusetts. Visit her at laurenbarnholdt.com, follow her at twitter.com/laurenbarnholdt, and friend her at facebook.com/laurenbarnholdt.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416913184
Author:
Barnholdt, Lauren
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Author:
Lauren Bar
Author:
nholdt
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Social Issues - New Experience
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Automobile travel
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20070626
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
14-17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Barnholdt's (Reality Chick) set-up here is amusing if a bit staged: Courtney and Jordan are broken up-he claims to have met a new girlfriend through MySpace-but her parents insist that he drive her to their orientation at Boston University as they originally planned. Both teens provide their perspectives of this understandably grueling road trip, using flashbacks to fill in the gaps about how they met and developed their relationship-including the painful secret that Jordan is keeping from Courtney. Readers will figure out the hidden scandal long before it is revealed, and they will know from the beginning that this road trip is going to end with the odd couple revving their relationship back up. What makes the story work is author's solid grip on her characters: Courtney knows she tends to 'analyze everything to death' while Jordan is a ladies' man who operates in 'avoid-and-deny mode.' They spy on each other's MySpace pages and gossip about each other on their cell phones; Courtney, in particular, has constant drama on the road, getting food poisoning at a rest stop and later having a meltdown in a Burger King bathroom. But despite their scheming, Courtney finally comes to terms with what she's known all along: 'no matter how much you tell yourself you're over someone, your heart knows the truth.' In the end, this is predictable-and pretty fluffy-but the neurotic narrators make the trip worthwhile. Ages 14-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , 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. La la la — this is Courtney pretending not to care.

But in a strange twist, Jordan cares. A lot.

Turns out, he's got a secret or two that he's not telling Courtney. And it has everything to do with why they broke up, why they can't get back together, and how, in spite of it all, this couple is destined for each other.

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