When I Hit the Road

Category: Book
By (author): Cavanaugh, Nancy J.
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Age 10-14
  JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational
  JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Published: May 2020
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 8.50in x 5.75in x 1.50in

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

From the author of the award-winning This Journal Belongs to Ratchet comes a new kind of journal by a girl on a madcap road trip, featuring a karaoke-loving grandma, a cute boy, and a wild summer of memories that will last a lifetime.

Samantha is not exactly excited to spend what was supposed to be an awesome summer vacation with her grandma all the way in Florida. Or to be testing out her mom's "Dear Me" Journals-writing to her future self just feels weird. But it turns out Gram has some not-so-boring plans up her sleeve...

Gram and her friend Mimi are going to audition for the Seniors Have Got Talent Karaoke Contest!

A road trip in Gram's new Mustang turns into a series of hilarious mishaps that flip Samantha's summer on its head. And to make things more awkward, Brandon, Mimi's totally handsome grandson, is also along for the ride.

It looks like those journals just might be worth keeping after all. Because this summer will be one Samantha will never want to forget.

Review Quote*"A wild, lighthearted exploration of a summer trip to remember. ...A perfect beach read." - Kirkus Reviews
Review Quote*Young readers excitedly anticipating carefree summer fun, or road trips of their own, will enjoy When I Hit the Road.
Review Quote*"A fun road trip that readers will enjoy, and a pleasant addition to realistic fiction collections." - School Library Journal
Biographical NoteNancy J. Cavanaugh has a BS in education and an MA in curriculum and instruction with multiple published works. She was a teacher for more than fifteen years and currently works as a Library Media Specialist at an elementary school. Nancy lives in Tarpon Springs, FL with her husband and daughter. Visit www.nancyjcavanaugh.com