Destination Unexpected by Donald R. Gallo

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Ten extraordinary authors contribute original stories about journeys of discovery, taking readers on a trip they’ll never forget - and to destinations
they never expected.

Darius climbs on a bus to a part of town he’s never seen. Mick goes for a
short walk on a dark golf course with a sister he barely knows. Jared rides
his bike day after day to the same destination, ultimately reaching a very
different one. Whether they’re leaving the country or just walking around
the block, whether traveling to Europe, Cape Cod, summer camp, the racetrack, or the local diner, the characters in these stories experience things along the way that change the way they look at the world, and at themselves. As distinct as they are compelling, these ten tales of intriguing teenage journeys are spun by ten outstanding authors - including Newbery Award winner Richard Peck, National Book Award winner Kimberly Willis Holt, and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner Graham Salisbury.

About Donald R. Gallo

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Donald R. Gallo is the editor of a number of short story anthologies for teens. He is the recipient of the ALAN Award for Outstanding Contributions to Young Adult Literature, and his anthology SIXTEEN was named by the American Library Association as one of the 100 Best Books for Young Adults published between 1966 and 1999.
Published January 1, 2003 by Candlewick Press. 240 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Brief notes about each author provide a transition between stories so that readers (who may feel the sensation that they are on a road trip themselves) can get their bearings and mull over unexpected plot twists before heading in a new direction.

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Gallo's marvelous collection, Destination Unexpected, are all about the journeys young people make, both literally and figuratively, from city to country, from ignorance to understanding.Author Joyce Sweeney leads off the anthology with "Something Old, Something New," the story of a black teenage...

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