November 11, 2008
November 11, 2008
Meet Jordy. He’s on his own in New York City. Nobody to depend on; nobody depending on him. And it’s been working fine.
Until this girl comes along. She’s 18 and blond and pretty–her world should be perfect. But she’s seen things no one should ever see in their whole life–the kind of things that break a person. She doesn’t seem broken, though. She seems . . . innocent. Like she doesn’t know a whole lot. Only sometimes she does.
The one thing she knows for sure is that the world is an ugly place. Now her life may depend on Jordy proving her wrong. So they hit the road to discover the truth–and there’s no going back from what they find out.
This deeply felt, redemptive novel reveals both the dark corners and hidden joys of life’s journey–and the remarkable resilience of the human soul.
From the Hardcover edition.
In this powerful, evocative young-adult novel by the author of PAY IT FORWARD, two troubled teenagers travel together in search of the beauty that makes life worth living. Exiled from his family, Jordy is desperately trying to take care of himself in the trenches of New York City when he encounters Chloe, an extremely troubled young woman whose beauty hides her pain. Taking her under his wing, Jordy is afraid she'll end it all unless he inspires her to keep on living. He accompanies her on an eventful cross-country trip that takes the pair through the highs and lows of life, and ultimately provides them with some important answers.
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: People + Places / United States / General, Social Issues / Friendship, Social Issues / Sexual Abuse, People + Places / General, Social Issues / Runaways, Action + Adventure / General, Social Issues / Homelessness + Poverty
- Age: Teen
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
- Online Item #: 11325417
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-2407
- ISBN: 9780375832604
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported