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My Road Trip to the Pretty Girl Capital of the World
My Road Trip to the Pretty Girl Capital of the World
by Brian Yansky
Edition: Hardcover
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TWO THUMBS UP TO HITCH A RIDE WITH SIMON, November 13, 2003
One part Homer, one part Salinger and a huge three parts that can only be labeled "Yansky," this coming of age Odyssey features a cast of misfits who are both endearing and enlightening. On the brink of manhood, the adopted Simon sets out on a journey to find his birth parents. Like Odysseus, he meets his obstacles with courage. Like Holden, he retains a healthy irreverence for all things fake. But in his quest for that which will bring meaning to his life, young Simon has something neither Salinger's nor Homer's hero had: the King of Rock and Roll in the car with him.

Yansky has a rare talent for transforming restaurants, motels and highways into mythic structures. Funny, poignant, and satisfying as a young adult road trip, this novel should have teens saying, "Yeah, this author really gets me." Those of us a little past the YA age can read (and reread) and remember when we were at that age when the rapid unfolding of life's mysteries was as exciting and scary as putting the pedal down on an open interstate.
Buy this book and enjoy the ride!

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