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Wittlinger, Ellen.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2003
ISBN  0689849966
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Robin and Chris are from very different backgrounds. He is the son of two physicians and Robin is the daughter of a single parent mom who is a nurse.  Robin loves Chris with all her heart and he says he loves her, but he is clearly excited about his future and leaving Iowa. Its summer and she can’t imagine what she’ll do without Chris.  She’s so desperate that she agrees to help her aunt drive her two cousins on a zigzag trip across the American west.  The trip is a lot harder than Robin ever imagined it would be. She finds herself becoming the buffer in this grieving, dysfunctional family as she helps them come to terms with each other and themselves.  Robin surprises herself with her strength and ability. Read about her trip across the American west and the discoveries that Robin makes. (Tookie Harrop,  South Carolina Book Awards, 2006)
SUBJECTS:     Automobile travel -- Fiction.
                        Vacations -- Fiction.
                        Cousins -- Fiction.
                        Aunts -- Fiction.
                        Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.


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