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Wish You Were Here


Jackson Watt’s senior year should have been a blast. Then Jax’s best friend Brady runs away without telling anyone. His mom gets remarried, which means a new family, a new house, and a new role as well-adjusted stepbrother. Not until a life-changing road trip to Graceland does Jax learn to accept the past year—and what it means to grow up.

Format: Ebook
ISBN: 9780738724966
Publisher: Flux
Tags:  Reading Level: Grades 9-12, Interest Level: Grades 9-12, Family

Everything is falling apart for high school senior Jackson Watt. His best friend Brady disappears without a word. His mom remarries, which means a new stepdad, a new house . . . a new life. He falls in love with the girl of his dreams, and then risks blowing it for good. It’s only when Jax takes one last road trip to Graceland that he can accept the past year-and what it really means to grow up.

Copyright: 2008
Page Count: 336
Lexile: 750L
Rights Territory: Worldwide
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / General

Barbara Shoup is a critically acclaimed and award-winning author of novels for teenagers and adults. Shoup has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including a Master Artist Fellowship from the Indiana Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writers Award. Her novel Wish You Were Here was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. It will be published in paperback by Flux in May 2008. She lives in Indiana.

Reviews and Awards

“[A] touching, thought-provoking, and very candid coming-of-age tale.” — Booklist

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

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