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The move allows her to send money back home to Enrique so he can eat better and go to school past the third grade. Lourdes promises Enrique she will return quickly. But she struggles in America. He begs for his mother to come back. Without her, he becomes lonely and troubled. When she calls, Lourdes tells him to be patient. Enrique despairs of ever seeing her again. After eleven years apart, he decides he will go find her. Enrique sets off alone from Tegucigalpa, with little more than a slip of paper bearing his mother's North Carolina telephone number. Without money, he will make the dangerous and illegal trek up the length of Mexico the only way he can — clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains.

With gritty determination and a deep longing to be by his mother's side, Enrique travels through hostile, unknown worlds. Each step of the way through Mexico, he and other migrants, many of them children, are hunted like animals. Gangsters control the tops of the trains. Bandits rob and kill migrants up and down the tracks. Corrupt cops all along the route are out to fleece and deport them.

To evade Mexican police and immigration authorities, they must jump onto and off the moving boxcars they call El Tren de la Muerte- The Train of Death. Enrique pushes forward using his wit, courage, and hope - and the kindness of strangers. It is an epic journey, one thousands of immigrant children make each year to find their mothers in the United States. Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for feature writing and another for feature photography, Enrique's Journey is the timeless story of families torn apart, the yearning to be together again, and a boy who will risk his life to find the mother he loves.

Paperback , pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Enrique's Journey , please sign up. A junior in my world lit class is reading this to write a big paper. I have not read it but she has told me that it totally changed her views on immigration. Before she was pro-immigration but she now sees Enrique as selfish and immature and really a drain on our society.

It is difficult for me to address this; I get the idea that it is not a happy ending and Enrique does not prove himself worthy of a better life? Jane Harris I would consider her attitude to be simplistic in its response. Without giving away the ending, the author describes both positive and …more I would consider her attitude to be simplistic in its response. Without giving away the ending, the author describes both positive and negative outcomes. Realistically, she explains that children and their mothers who have been separated for years at a time, rarely experience "happy endings.

That is not to say that these individuals do not "deserve" to be reunited. See all 3 questions about Enrique's Journey…. Lists with This Book. Nov 08, Brina rated it liked it Shelves: Although the official month does not begin until September 15, I have a wide, varied lineup of books planned out and decided to get off to an early start. Winning the Pulitzer for feature reporting as well as additional awards for her work, Nazario details the complexity of decisions made by Central Americans when they choose to leave home for the luxuries of El Norte.

One morning while preparing for work, Nazario happened to have a poignant conversation with her housekeeper about children.

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From this talk, Nazario found out that her Honduran native employee had not seen her four children in over ten years since she came to the United States in a search of a better life. Intrigued, the seeds were planted for Nazario to research why Central American women flock to the north, leaving their children behind with relatives, in hope that their children would eventually have a better life than the one left behind. Nazario decided to target a teenager who followed his mother north and investigate the pluses and minuses to life in Honduras and the United States.

Her search lead her to seventeen year old Enrique and his mother Lourdes, who had already been in the States for over ten years. After meeting Enrique and Lourdes, the reporter decided to recreate his journey in order to bring to light the dangers of immigrating to the United States. Honduras is a country of few wealthy and many impoverished with the few controlling most of the nation's wealth. Healthy men leave for the north, leaving a population of women and their children. Most women in Lourdes' situation have little more than a fourth grade education because they are expected to work to help with their families' finances.

Once these women come of age, they have few opportunities to work, either making tortillas, selling their crafts, or obtaining menial factory jobs. As a result, they can barely make ends meet and the cycle of poverty repeats itself. Women decide to make a dangerous trip north, hoping that they will have enough money to either bring their children to live with them or to build a better future in Central America. Children like Enrique grow up in the care of relatives and come to resent their parents, and many, when they reach an old enough age, make the same trek north.

Nazario decided to make the trip atop train cars in hopes of showing just how dangerous the journey is for those hoping to immigrate to the United States. She had the luxury of protection from the Mexican authorities as well as the choice to check into a motel at any point along her trip. Enrique and people like him face many dangers: The ones who do make it become illegal immigrants. They resent the parents who they hoped to reconnect with in the first place and many only obtain the same menial work they could have had in their native countries.

Many teen boys join gangs and girls craving attention become pregnant. All wonder why their parents left them and did not stay in their native countries in the first place. I found Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother to be a compelling story yet one written like an extended newspaper article rather than well crafted book.

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The story showed Nazario's skill as a human interest writer as the prose was written in basic sentence structure and read quickly. I felt for a young Enrique who had to grow up without parents yet grew frustrated with him as he made poor life choices leading up to his immigration. The research and facts about immigration ended up being more intriguing than the actual story as Nazario tells about the toll that illegal immigrants and their often times legal children take on American taxpayers.

This number continues to rise as immigrants continue to flock to the United States and have children at a higher rate than native born Americans. Although this book is from ten years ago, the topic is as relevant as ever as immigration continues to dominate the headlines. Nazario leaves readers with these thoughts to ponder as she does not wrap up Enrique's story as neatly as she began it, as I rate this story 4 for the subject matter and 2.

View all 10 comments. Mar 13, Diana rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Stuff I already knew: There was one amazing woman who took care of amputees who lots their limbs in accidents usually while trying to board trains or from falling off trains. I was absolutely blown away by their faith and love for their fellow man. I also think that the book detailed the psychological effects of family separation This should definitely be read by lawmakers because I know that any upcoming immigration reform will be based on "family reunification.

My only complaint is that the writing wasn't particularly amazing, but the plot of the story just about tells itself. I definitely tore through this book and I'm not the fastest reader. I think it would explain a lot of things to people who know nothing about why "these people" come to our country Oct 22, Carol rated it it was ok Shelves: Lourdes, a single mother of 2 children, makes the decision to leave her homeland of Honduras for the United States to support her family.

She leaves behind Belky daughter, 8 years old and Enrique son, 5 years old in the care of two different relatives. Eleven years later, Enrique, sets out to find her. The book details Enriques harrowing 4 month struggle to reunite with his mother. The book details the perils of immigrants from trains, ba Book rating: The book details the perils of immigrants from trains, bandits, corrupt local police, INS migra agents government agents who patrol for illegal immigrants , smugglers hired men who take illegal immigrants to the US.

The book was difficult to read - so much suffering, but highly relevant for today's world. I'm glad I read the book. There were many things about the book that bothered me. Author was repetitious, ie. She repeats how dangerous it is to ride trains, riders often loose limbs and sometimes die. This is mentioned in just about every chapter with the author detailing specific full names of victims and locations. The author gives a lot of details about supporting evidence with many facts about the acts of brutality and kindness. This seems to clog up the book.

Oddly Enrique is treated the same Author does not give last names for any family members, does not develop Enrique on a personal level. There could be such richness to this story - but the author does not let us emotionally attach to any individual. Sentences are short and static.

Unfortunately this made the reading rather dull. Due to the writing style, I feared Sonia Nazario's lecture would be dull as well. I didn't attend the campus lecture. This web site give an update as to where Enrique and his family are now. View all 5 comments. Oct 04, Amber rated it it was amazing. Everyone in the US should read this book in order to understand the dangerous journey that Central American immigrants make in order to work in the US.

This is not a book that tries to persuade you to feel one way or another about immigration. It is simply about one boys journey through Mexico on top of trains and the perils that surround him. He has many flaws, but a deep desire to reunite with his mother who immigrated to the US when he was 6 and to send money back home to his family in Hond Everyone in the US should read this book in order to understand the dangerous journey that Central American immigrants make in order to work in the US. He has many flaws, but a deep desire to reunite with his mother who immigrated to the US when he was 6 and to send money back home to his family in Honduras.

Feb 12, Audrephilia rated it it was amazing. I can't believe how gruesome, violent, and nearly hopeless the journey is from South America to America! I mean, I thought all hispanic people snuck in with a few dangers. The news makes it sound like getting into America is easy as pie for migrants. There is NO chance someone traveling this way will avoid all of those things.

It doesn't happen to some, a few, or most. At least one but like multiple of those things absolutely will happen and that is so fucking upsetting! From the gangs that board trains to the motherfucking POLICE that do it, it's such an unbelievably brutal and impossible trip! Enrique had to start over what, 8 times?! When he wasn't caught and deported, he was just beaten within a half centimeter of life. There's no denying that it is a certainly perilous endeavor. People starving in these countries, desperate for hope, SOME way to make some money, SOME way to be able to send money for their children hear that it's dangerous and probably think what we up here in the land of mostly sososo much think--Yeah, it's dangerous, if you're not careful.

If you're a girl on the train, plan your psychological coping with rape. Just go ahead and mark it on your day planner. If it isn't immediately stolen in Chiapas by the lowest human life forms ever. Before they push you off the train and lose you a leg, arm, or head to the vortex at the wheels and tracks. The lucky prosperous can afford smugglers: And the most the average South American can seem to save up is in the hundreds, especially without a very devout benefactor already in the U.

You know all that money we pay illegals? And how well they live? I mean, it's a dream to some of them, but by our own standards, it's repugnant. Both perspectives were interesting. Why Lourdes left her children to come here and the outrageous struggles she faced! Being scammed and robbed by Americans who say, "We can help you get papers! We can help you get your children papers! We'll take that," then their whole business disappears overnight. I felt horrible for her! Then Enrique living in Honduras, never enough or any of most things, selling spices in town, feeling abandoned by his mother.

I sympathized with him, too. When they're reunited, I kind of found them both to be dicks. Enrique was a smarmy brat who when he wasn't criticizing his mother for abandoning him and wasting money on "luxuries" spent his time and money on weed, beer, topless bars, and paint thinners to get his huff on. Lourdes never indulged in those things, but I guess that didn't occur to him. He could NOT stop his venomous tirades against Lourdes for leaving him in Honduras, but spends days calling Maria Isabel his girlfriend and babymama in Honduras begging her to come to the U.

He says it's what's best for their daughter! I also didn't wholly sympathize with Lourdes who felt the money and objects she sent back to Honduras for her children was love. That she thinks Honduras is a disgusting, lawless, horrible place. But it's totes cool that her two kids are there without her! And she got pregnant when she moved here. Even though they have MANY faults, some of them enormous, it's still egregious that there's almost a system of necessity for leaving children behind, coming here, sending back money, and never seeing their kids again.

I never thought about it. When I went to wire money once for a friend, I stood in a long line behind hispanic people. Never thought about it. Immigrants don't take anything from us. Look what happened right here in Alabama! We're still affected by unemployment like the rest of this country in our recession, but who poured in at farms to replace the crop pickers run out of the state by our fascist immigration laws? Those farms are in astronomically dire straits now because of it! Not only that, but they pay our taxes. If they have utilities or ever buy anything here, they pay them, but reap very few of the benefits that legal citizens do.

To make it habitable. To look out for the vulnerable populations. So what we can do is make our own country more accessible, for the love of Jesus. Even though his name sounds suspiciously hispanic. No one should have to experience the things people do on that trip north. Aug 14, Ryan rated it really liked it. I learned a lot about illegal immigration from reading Sonia Nazario's Enrique's Journey. Nazario, a distinguished journalist for the Los Angeles Times very much takes a "features" approach in her writing, emphasizing the human stories and motivations that create the statistics.

It certainly makes for a compelling read. Enrique's story starts in Honduras with his mother, Lourdes. Lourdes cannot afford to feed and educate her children, so she leaves for "el norte. Things don't go expected: By the time he's 17, his girlfriend is pregnant, he is sniffing glue, and he has been kicked out of several households.

Enrique decides to follow in his mother's footsteps. I think it would be fair to say that he feels as though without her love, he will never be complete. Migrants like Enrique travel by train. Readers from North ern America are predisposed to romanticize people that "ride the rails," but it's more dangerous than we might expect. In addition to gangs and bandits, Enrique has to dodge corrupt police officers and, of course, "la migra. He is severely beaten at one point as well. Nazario emphasizes that gang rape and decapitation by train wheels are common occurrences. However, Enrique is on a quest to reunite with his mother, and he endures.

It is difficult not to become discouraged while reading about all of the people that prey upon the migrants. However, Nazario highlights several instances in which people, often motivated by Jesus' teachings to care for the poor, demonstrate remarkable charity and self-sacrifice. It's also disappointing to read that life in America is not all its cracked up to be. Children that do manage to reunite with their mothers soon become disillusioned by many realities.

For one, their mothers are not ideal, and they still have to work hard rather than spend time with their parents, which aggravates the children's sense of abandonment and deepens their resentment. The mothers, Nazario explains, are not inclined to apologize, viewing their actions as a sacrifice their children cannot understand. These children often turn to drugs, gangs, or pregnancy to find the love that they feel they are missing. I'm often frustrated when reading the newspaper by how easily journalists are manipulated into spreading a corporate or political message.

Here, Nazario seems to have presented a balanced picture. I couldn't think of anyone that she should have spent more time interviewing, excepting perhaps policy makers. She herself follows in Enrique's footsteps, though with guards and visas. She quite effectively illustrates the hardship of this migration while also pointing out the resources that Americans spend responding to this phenomenon.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. There's just something about a road-trip book that makes me happy--and want to travel, of course. In fact, I had to resist the impulse to buy myself a VW Microbus like the girls had and travel the US I really would like to do something like that someday--but in a bit more comfort than a Microbus.

The three girls, while BFFs and rabid Level3 fangirls all through middle school, had a serious falling out one they refuse to talk about, allowing the resentment to fester and parted ways in high school. But their favorite band is getting back together, Alice has both the tickets and the ride that can take them to the concert, and all three are looking to escape before heading off to college in the fall.

But, despite all three choosing to be in the Pea Pod with one another, only Alice is happy with the situation--mostly because she's somewhat oblivious to the swirling tensions she's in what I call her "happy bubble". I like a good happy bubble. As they bounce from one weird road situation to another, they begin to reconnect, to remember why they were friends in the first place.

A road trip wouldn't be a road trip without weirdness. From the hippie-like farm gathering around a large bonfire to the cute-boy encounter over snow cones to the series of mishaps as they near the concert location, REUNITED is a fun ride despite a somewhat predictable plotline with somewhat cliched characters.

I found I really didn't mind the predictability or cliches because the dialogue was sharp, the road trip was quite excellent, and I was more than content to just sit back and enjoy the journey. One person found this helpful. I didn't want to read Reunited when I first heard about it. I probably skimmed the cover and thought, "meh. You would think by now I would learn, but alas, I haven't. One of my favorite books of , I swear. I loved the relationship between the girls; I loved how real everything felt.

It was one of those books were you wanted to experience the road trip with the girls--and trust me, I really want some sno cones right about now. It is not easy at all. Not only do they have to deal with the fact that they are no longer friends, but the trip is a complete mess. They run into so much trouble along the way with just their car, the concert, and just the trip in general.

Road trips are never easy aren't they? Add in three no-longer-friends who may still have a few problems with each other and are complete opposites and you have even more problems. So, you have a mess of drama, adventure, yet there's still some fun. As I mentioned, this book is about the friendship. The three girls grow into getting along and figuring their problems out. That's what I really liked about it. I liked seeing these old friends get together ans stick with one another through this hard trip, yet still have fun and even become friends again.

Also, from the start these ex-friends may have hard feelings for each other except for Alice. She's the nice girl who tries to fix things , but you could tell that there's still something between them. Why else would they do this? I know I'm rambling, but I just found it oddly wonderful. Also, there really isn't any romance in this book! There are some brief mentions, but they never take up the story!

It's a really nice contemporary book with adventure, friends, and a very eventful road trip. If you enjoy books with road trips and friendships, this is the one for you! Apr 17, Andy rated it liked it Shelves: I'll make this a short review as I'm incredibly frustrated and sleep-eye tired from trudging on with this book. As you can see from the start and finish dates of this book, I took a very very long time to read this book and it's mainly because Reunited was one of those books I had thrown on the sidelines because of how "dry" and disengaging the story was.

It fai I'll make this a short review as I'm incredibly frustrated and sleep-eye tired from trudging on with this book. What saved the rating from a pitiful 2 stars was the fact that the 3 friends realise they're so obvious mistakes. Basically, it was a book that progressed slowly, giving us a glimpse into their cheerful pasts and diverging present. While the premise sounded interesting, the writing style and lack of original plot threw me off.

I couldn't really connect with any of the characters and feel some recognition.

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I mean I felt like the book was a series of events rather than the "proper" the oh-so-exciting blurb had promised. It reminded me of the over hyped Fangirl , which I also painfully had to give a 3 star rating too. I am however, definitely not cruel. Nov 26, Emma Hoke rated it it was amazing Shelves: It was so quirky and original, with three totally wonderful and distinct narrators. I liked how it focused more on the relationship between Tiernan, Summer and Alice more than any sort of romance though there is a bit-- what would a book be without it?!

Although they're each so different, the author really captured the essential base of their friendship and the chemistry between the three. I think each person who reads this book could connect with one of the girls in some way LOVED this book! I think each person who reads this book could connect with one of the girls in some way. My favorite was Tiernan-- she was absolutely hilarious and sarcastic and unique. She learns a lot about herself on the trip, and recognizes she made some mistakes that led to the girls' seperation. She has the guts to admit it though, which I really admire.

Another thing that made this book so awesome was the song lyrics at the beginning of each chapter-- they give us a bit of foreshadowing and made me wish Level3 was a real band I actually checked-- how sad is that? Definitely one of my fav road trip books, one I plan on re-reading! Mar 02, Kimberly Sabatini rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want a perfect YA book for the summer? The Pea Pod a pea green VW camper van houses three ex-best friends, on a less than ideal, two thousand mile road trip to go back in time and see a one-time only reunion concert for their favorite middle school band, Level3.

But sometimes, things that are less than ideal have a way of being the best things that ever happened. Take a ride with Alice, Summer and Tiernan--you won't regret it. Jun 24, Gabriela rated it liked it Shelves: This book was everything you would expect a YA cute contemporary to be: If you ever had a band your group of friends worshiped and fangirled over this will 'cause you feels. If you haven't I'm afraid this will seem childish and boring to you.

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It is certainly a fun ride, I didn't rate it higher 'cause I couldn't get over some stereotypes and the common place beginning. May 10, Laci rated it it was amazing Shelves: Check out my blog for a review! May 20, Jennifer Girard rated it really liked it Shelves: This book would have been my favorite book in high school. I really liked it. It was a little bit over the top but overall it was a very good road trip book.

Aug 16, Heather rated it it was amazing Shelves: So, you ever read a book that makes you want to go back to high school? But this makes me want to go back to the summer between graduation and college. It also makes me want to send this book to a best friend that I can no longer even call friend. The kind I've known since I was in first grade. The kind that was there when my first child was born. Then something bad happened and I walked away, but I miss her. That's what kind of book this is, it makes you miss those friends that r So, you ever read a book that makes you want to go back to high school?

That's what kind of book this is, it makes you miss those friends that really knew you when you were a kid all the way through high school. The kind that knew you in those God awful nerdy 7th grade awkward days with the braces and the terrible hair. That's the kind of friends Alice, Summer and Tiernan are or were until something happened at the Winter Wonderland Dance between Summer and Alice brought on by Tiernan and they all practically ran away from each other.

They had been thick as thieves until high school. Level3 posters and collages covered the van. The girls knew the words to all the songs and even had dance routines. Then as a graduation present, Alice's parents fix the van up for her, leaving the insides alone, and hand her the keys. That's why on the spur of the moment Alice buys the tickets to the concert and invites both Tiernan and Summer. Neither are bit by the nostalgia bug but they have their own reasons for going. The trip from the get go is tense and hilarious.

From an ex-con to an introduction to kudzu to Bourbon street and the heat of the South, the girls experience a lot in the five days it takes them to get from Massachusetts to Texas. I enjoyed every moment of it and because I didn't know these girls that well, I never had friends like them don't worry, I had friends I couldn't predict what they would do. Because as the miles rolled away, the girls changed and grew. Each one was uniquely different. Alice, though she seems shy and nerdy, she's adamantly honest about how she feels.

She gets it off her chest and then she's done with it. Tiernan, though she appears to be a rebel with blue hair and Doc Martens, has never really recovered from her parents divorce, her dad's desertion and her mom burying herself in her job. She just wants to be accepted somewhere, wherever she can find it. And Summer, she's the cheerleader type dating the football player, really popular, the kind that everyone hates behind her back, very pretty and looks really put together, like she's got it all made. But she really doesn't.

She just wants some attention and she's probably in a relationship that ended a long time ago just so she wouldn't be alone. She writes poetry and plans to get the H out of Dodge as soon as she can. She's a cheerleader with layers. You really don't see that in YA. So these three girls are all anomalies to me. Maybe you've seen them before, not me. But don't worry, this novel is meant to entertain as well as slip a little lesson in and the entertainment factor is high. Had to wipe the tears of laughter away a few times so I could continue reading. It's got a bit of romance but it's more about friendship.

But you know girls when they get together, can't go ten minutes without talking about guys. So they're in there. It's a clean book, maybe a few mentions of something sexual, but not about sex itself. A couple of WTF and that's about it. This was a great coming of age story, road trip story and contemporary YA fiction. That special shelf is growing bigger all the time. But this is one I'll want to read again.

Jun 01, Shayla rated it liked it Shelves: What is a sure-fire way to make me love a book? What is it about road trips that I love so much? I think it all started back when I read Paper Towns by John Green and laughed my butt off at the road trip parts, but even before I'd read it my friends and I had been planning a post-graduation road trip for years.

This book was so much fun. You know, sometimes I just have to ignore goodreads average ratings and my desire t Question: You know, sometimes I just have to ignore goodreads average ratings and my desire to read only books rated a 4 or higher because sometimes goodreads reviewers are just really snobby and can't enjoy a book for what it is. I don't look for amazing characters with layers and layers to their personalities and complex plot and beautiful writing in every book I read. Sometimes I want to have fun and read about best friends on a road trip with the exact, unrealistic ending I was praying for.

Reunited is the story of Alice, Summer, and Tiernan, 3 ex-best friends who get together after their high school graduation to see Level3's reunion concert. Unfortunately, in my friend group of 4 there is 0 chance of all 4 of us being in love with the same band because we've all got different music tastes. So Alice is the quiet-ish overachiever with great parents who is the mastermind behind the road trip.

Summer is the popular, pretty girl dating one of the hottest guys in school. Tiernan is the combat-boots-loving rebel. Let's take a moment to just enjoy this ginormous cliche for a sec, shall we? Anyone who has read that one book The Anti-Prom I read it 2 or 3 times because it was so much fun or Burn for Burn or pretty much any other book with a group of 3 girls will be familiar with these girls.

Why is it always like this? Are there no options besides the normal one, the popular one, and the rebel? I've met tons of girls with different personalities, but I suppose these are just the easiest girls to write about. Anyway, once on this road trip, anything that can go wrong will go wrong, right up until the very end. There are some really funny parts like with Michael the Archangel and the squirrel and I really enjoyed reading everything in this book. My one complaint is the drinking. God, it's like impossible for me to read a YA book that doesn't include random drinking!

I am 16 and I don't think me or any of my friends would ever go into a bar and get wasted! And also we would not be anywhere around to high guys and a random 22 year old who rides a motorcycle and wants to take us to a swimming hole. Which is probably why if we'd been in that book our road trip would have gone MUCH smoother and we would not have had the perfect ending that this book had. Also, these girls are ridiculous and I pray for the day when people learn to be sensible and talk things out. Jul 05, Tammy Dahle rated it really liked it. It's eye catching yellow screams to be picked up.

The girls holding the map yells adventure. It's a road trip you will love being a part of. Do you remember the friends you had in middle school? The all night giggle sessions? Making up award winning dances to your favorite boy bands in your living room? The promises made that you would be best friends forever? Then high school happened-one drama filled night changes everything and the girls go in different directions.

Four years go by without a word between them-they graduate high school and everyone is going their separate ways forever. In a crazy spontaneous moment Alice hears that the band the girls worshipped back in the day-Level3 are reuniting for one night only-a concert 2, miles away in Austin, Texas. She buys three tickets and invites her two ex-best friends for a road trip of a life time.

Can these girls put the past behind them and find their long buried friendship again? Can these now strangers find forgiveness in each other and themselves? Two things that I loved about this book is- 1.

The fact that Level3 is a real band and their lyrics are throughout the story-cool addition to story. Three incidents that had me snort laughing while I read this book- 1. Michael the hitchhiker 3. Now I would like to give the opportunity to read this little gem to someone else. I give these away in hopes that the winner will read, enjoy and possibly review also. Share the love my friends! This giveaway is open to followers of Mug of Moxie. Please leave your GFC name and contact info in the comment section below.

This giveaway is international. The contest runs from July 20 to July A winner will be chosen by Random. The winner has 48 hour to confirm or another winner will be drawn. What could be better than a cross country road trip with your three best friends, or ex-best friends, as the case may be? This book packs so much fun, mayhem, laughter, tears, and girlbonding into one amazing story. I love a book that can deliver unique, kick ass characters, crazy adventures, and music.

Reunited delivers all of these in spades! Alice, Summer, and Tiernan are as different as any three girls could be, but they have two things in common, their love of the band Level3 and the fact t What could be better than a cross country road trip with your three best friends, or ex-best friends, as the case may be? Alice, Summer, and Tiernan are as different as any three girls could be, but they have two things in common, their love of the band Level3 and the fact that they used to be inseperable. High school, boys, and misunderstandings got in the way and the girls don't talk anymore.

Until Alice finds out that Level3, the band they obssessed over when they were younger, is reuniting for one night only. Sure the concert is on the other side of the country, sure the girls haven't spoken in years, and sure a roadtrip in Alice's VW camper van seems like the craziest idea she's ever had, but when has anything been too crazy when it comes to Level3? So with the hopes of reconnecting with her former besties, Alice buys the tickets and sets the plan in motion. I loved all three girls in this book.

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Alice was smart, organized, and so determined to make this all work out. Tiernan was sassy and more than a little rebellious. Summer is a rule follower, who also happens to be extremely popular, and a little bit sassy. Initially it's hard to see how the three of them were ever so close, but as the story goes on we learn more about them and their shared pasts, and you really start to see how much these girls cared for each other. And maybe, deep down, still do. I don't want to forget the Pea Pod, Alice's VW camper van, which is just as important a character as the girls.

Their friendship, and Level3 obssession, blossomed and endured in that vehicle. And it carries the three of them on some awesome adventures along their trip. There are a few cute boys thrown into Reunited as well, but it's not really what the story is about and I found myself enjoy the girls journey with each other, even more than I needed the romance. Okay, I'm going to share something that got me totally geeked while reading, feel free to laugh at me.

One of the characters has the same name as me. First and last, which is so silly, but I loved it! Feb 21, Cheyenne Teska rated it really liked it Shelves: Being trapped in a pea-green Volkswagen bus with your two ex-best friends doesn't seem like the ideal summer vacation, but some how, it turns out to be so much more for Alice, Summer and Tiernan. When Alice gets the news that Level3 are having a reunion show, she jumps the gun and buys three tickets without thinking about what would happen if Summer and Tiernan said no.

After all, once-upon-a-time, they were inseparable. In Reunited, we find out what split the girls apart in the first place Being trapped in a pea-green Volkswagen bus with your two ex-best friends doesn't seem like the ideal summer vacation, but some how, it turns out to be so much more for Alice, Summer and Tiernan. In Reunited, we find out what split the girls apart in the first place and what sticky situations bring them back together in a way they never imagined.

Each of the girls were able to steal your heart from the moment they got into the cleverly named VW bus, The Pea Pod, and began their journey across the country. While Alice is just looking for a little summer fun and a once-in-a-lifetime experience, Tiernan plans to break out of her bedroom where she's been condemned to until college begins, and Summer just wants to get away from her fresh break up, lies and heartache.

I enjoyed all three of their personalities.