Rules Of The Road

Rules Of The Road

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Jenna has a holiday job in a shoe shop and finds that she can sell anybody anything. Unfortunately her personal problems are not so easy to sort out. When the company president, Madeline Gladstone, asks Jenna to drive her across the USA to a vital meeting, Jenna jumps at the chance to get away from her family and hit the road. Together the wise old woman and the sensible young woman teach eather other a lot about the rules of the road - and the rules of life.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 14mm | 155g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552550361
  • 9780552550369
  • 1,717,300

Review quote

"An inspirational read for all teenage girls" The School Librarian "Deals with social issues from a teenager's perspective with a refreshing honesty and humour" Inis "Fabulous and somewhat flamboyant characters, witty dialogue and memorable scenes ... Bauer's best yet" School Library Journal (USA) "Moving and memorable, this is a top-class, racy read" Mizz "Warm, original, funny and sharp as a stiletto heel" Bournemouth Daily Echoshow more

About Joan Bauer

Joan Bauer is an award-winning American novelist. She is fascinated by politics and loves hill-walking. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and has one daughter.show more

Review Text

"Moving and memorable, this is a top-class, racy read"show more

Back cover copy

'Jubilant, strong and funny, this is a road trip to remember' Bulletin, starred review Jenna is the star employee of Gladstone's Shoe Store - she finds the perfect fit for everyone who comes in. But Jenna's proudest possession is her driving licence because she hopes that one day it might help her escape from her family problems. So when Madeline Gladstone, the elderly president of the company, needs a driver for the summer, Jenna grabs the chance to get out of town. The two make an unlikely pair but, behind the wheel on the road from Chicago to Dallas, Jenna learns more than she ever thought possible about the rules of the road - and the rules of life. Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizeshow more

Rating details

4,888 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
5 30% (1,480)
4 39% (1,884)
3 24% (1,180)
2 5% (250)
1 2% (94)
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