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The Other Way Around

By Sashi Kaufman

Andrew has seen a flash of his future. (Dad: unfinished PhD. Mom: unfulfilling career. Their marriage: unsuccessful.) Based on what he's seen, he's uninspired to put a foot on the well-worn path to the adulthood everyone expects of him. There must be a

After a particularly disastrous Thanksgiving (his cousin wets Andrew's bed; his parents were too chicken to tell him his grandmother died), Andrew accidentally (on purpose) runs away and joins the circus. Kind of. A guy can meet the most interesting people at the Greyhound station at dinnertime on Thanksgiving day. The Freegans are exactly the kinds of friends (living out of an ancient VW camper van, dumpster diving, dressing like clowns and busking for change) who would have Andrew's mom reaching for a third glass of Chardonnay. To Andrew, five teenagers who seem like they've found another way to grow up are a dream come true. But as the VW winds its way across the USA, the future is anything but certain. The path of least resistance is a long, strange trip.

  • Will appeal to any teenager who wants to escape and live a different kind of life
  • An adventure story about a boy who runs away
  • Balances action and self-examination

About the author

Sashi Kaufman is a middle-school science and English teacher, who lives in Portland, Maine, with her husband and daughter. She is also an amateur trash picker.

ISBN: 9781512481778
Imprint: Carolrhoda Lab – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: November 1, 2017
Dimensions: 130 x 191mm, 288pp
Stock Status: Out of Print
Australian RRP: $18.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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