Drive Me Crazy
Lana and Cassie met at the wedding of Cassie’s grandmother and Lana’s grandfather. The two girls might both be twelve years old, but that is about all they have in common. They couldn’t be more different and don’t particularly like each other. Suddenly they find themselves stuck in a car together for a week, accompanying their grandparents on their honeymoon, of all things. Lana thinks she’s been sent away because her mother is sick and her parents don’t want to tell her what’s going on. Cassie is pretty high-maintenance and has friends who are even more high-maintenance and not very nice. Can these two girls make peace or even become friends without destroying their grandparents’ honeymoon?
This is a great concept for a middle-grade novel, and Terra Elan McVoy does a terrific job bringing it to life. The dual point of view is perfect, with Cassie and Lana, each with a very distinct and pitch-perfect voice, telling her own story in alternating chapters. All the characters are interesting and well rounded. The story is compelling and fun, and the writing excellent. Young readers will love this one.
|Page Count||288 pages|
|Publisher||Katherine Tegen Books|
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