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16 things I thought were true Teen Book 16 things I thought were true

Gurtler, Janet.
TEEN GURTLER

When Morgan's mom gets sick, she takes a road trip with her friends to find her real dad.




Amy & Roger's epic detour Teen Book Amy & Roger's epic detour

Matson, Morgan.
TEEN MATSON

After the death of her father, Amy, a high school student, and Roger, a college freshman, set out on a carefully planned road trip from California to Connecticut, but wind up taking many detours, forcing Amy to face her worst fears and come to terms with her grief and guilt.




An abundance of Katherines Teen Book An abundance of Katherines

Green, John, 1977-
TEEN GREEN

Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.




As easy as falling off the face of the earth Teen Book As easy as falling off the face of the earth

Perkins, Lynne Rae.
TEEN PERKINS

A teenaged boy encounters one comedic calamity after another when his train strands him in the middle of nowhere, and everything comes down to luck.




Crash into me Teen Book Crash into me

Borris, Albert.
TEEN BORRIS

Four suicidal teenagers go on a "celebrity suicide road trip," visiting the graves of famous people who have killed themselves, with the intention of ending their lives in Death Valley, California.




Going bovine Teen Book Going bovine

Bray, Libba.
TEEN BRAY

Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen year-old who, after being diagnosed with Creutzfeld Jakob's (aka mad cow) disease, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital in an attempt to find a cure.




Hit the road Teen Book Hit the road

Cooney, Caroline B.
TEEN COONEY

Sixteen-year-old Brittany acts as chauffeur for her grandmother and three other eighty-plus-year-old women going to what is supposedly their college reunion, on a long drive that involves lies, theft, and kidnappings.




How my summer went up in flames Teen Book How my summer went up in flames

Doktorski, Jennifer Salvato.
TEEN DOKTORS

Placed under a temporary restraining order for torching her former boyfriend's car, seventeen-year-old Rosie embarks on a cross-country car trip from New Jersey to Arizona while waiting for her court appearance.




Jerk, California Teen Book Jerk, California

Friesen, Jonathan.
TEEN FRIESEN

Plagued by Tourette's syndrome and a stepfather who despises him, Sam meets an old man in his small Minnesota town who sends him on a road trip designed to help him discover the truth about his life.




Mare's war Teen Book Mare's war

Davis, Tanita S.
TEEN DAVIS

Teens Octavia and Tali learn about strength, independence, and courage when they are forced to take a car trip with their grandmother, who tells about growing up Black in 1940s Alabama and serving in Europe during World War II as a member of the Women's Army Corps.




Night road Teen Book Night road

Jenkins, A. M. (Amanda McRaney)
TEEN JENKINS

Battling his own memories and fears, Cole, an extraordinarily conscientious vampire, and Sandor, a more impulsive acquaintance, spend a few months on the road, trying to train a young man who recently joined their ranks.




Paper towns Teen Book Paper towns

Green, John, 1977-
TEEN GREEN

One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.




Rainbow road Teen Book Rainbow road

Sanchez, Alex, 1957-
TEEN SANCHEZ

While driving across the United States during the summer after high school graduation, three young gay men encounter various bisexual and homosexual people and make some decisions about their own relationships and lives.




Red glass book Red glass

Resau, Laura.
eBOOK OVERDRI

Sixteen-year-old Sophie has been frail and delicate since her premature birth, but discovers her true strength during a journey through Mexico, where the six-year-old orphan her family hopes to adopt was born, and to Guatemala, where her would-be boyfriend hopes to find his mother and plans to remain.




The Disenchantments Teen Book The Disenchantments

LaCour, Nina.
TEEN LACOUR

Colby's post-high school plans have long been that he and his best friend Beth would tour with her band, then spend a year in Europe, but when she announces that she will start college just after the tour, Colby struggles to understand why she changed her mind and what losing her means for his future.




The last little blue envelope Teen Book The last little blue envelope

Johnson, Maureen, 1973-
TEEN JOHNSON

Sequel to 13 Little Envelopes. While the first book was more “trains, planes, and boats” as Ginny crisscrossed Europe following the clues and tasks her Aunt left her, this latest book sees Ginny squished into a beat up car driving the final legs of this adventure




The miles between Teen Book The miles between

Pearson, Mary (Mary E.)
TEEN PEARSON

Seventeen-year-old Destiny keeps a painful childhood secret all to herself until she and three classmates from her exclusive boarding school take off on an unauthorized road trip in search of "one fair day."




The secret life of Prince Charming Teen Book The secret life of Prince Charming

Caletti, Deb.
TEEN CALETTI

Seventeen-year-old Quinn has heard all her life about how untrustworthy men are, so when she discovers that her charismatic but selfish father, with whom she has recently begun to have a tentative relationship, has stolen from the many women in his life, she decides she must avenge this wrong.




The true meaning of Smekday Juvenile Book The true meaning of Smekday

Rex, Adam.
J REX

When her mother is abducted by aliens on Christmas Eve (or "Smekday" Eve since the Boov invasion), 11 year-old Tip hops in the family car and heads south to find her and meets an alien Boov mechanic who agrees to help her and save the planet from disaster.




Two*way street Teen Book Two*way street

Barnholdt, Lauren.
TEEN BARNHOL

Courtney is about to embark on a cross-country road trip to college with her boyfriend, Jordan, when he dumps her. Despite the breakup, they decide to go on the trip together.




Whirligig Teen Book Whirligig

Fleischman, Paul.
TEEN FLEISCH

While traveling to each corner of the country to build a whirligig in memory of the girl whose death he causes, sixteen-year-old Brian finds forgiveness and atonement.




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