Perfect Escape by Jennifer Brown

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Kendra has always felt overshadowed by her older brother, Grayson, whose OCD forces him to live a life of carefully coordinated routines. To Kendra, the only way she can stand out next to Grayson is to be perfect, and she has perfection down to an art -- until a cheating scandal threatens her flawless reputation.

Behind the wheel of her car, with Grayson asleep beside her, Kendra decides to drive away from it all -- with enough distance, maybe she'll be able to figure everything out. But even in the midst of the road trip's flat tires, gas-station food stops, and detours to quirky roadside attractions, eventually Kendra must stop running and come to terms with herself, her brother, and her past.


About Jennifer Brown

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When not writing about serious subjects, Jennifer Brown, a two-time winner of the Erma Bombeck Global Humor Award, is a columnist for the Kansas City Star. She lives in Missouri with her husband and three children. She is the author of Hate List.
Published July 10, 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 380 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Rather than face consequences, she hijacks Grayson for an impromptu road trip to see California’s Hayward Fault (one of his leading obsessions) while hoping to reconnect with her past best friend, Zoe.

Jun 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Perfect Escape

Teen Reads

The illness has always lurked inside of him, but it spiraled out of control after the huge blow-up with the neighbors, causing them to move away and leaving both Kendra and Grayson without their best friend, Zoe.

Sep 21 2012 | Read Full Review of Perfect Escape

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In a desperate attempt to cure her brother and allow herself time to figure out how to fix her own problems, Kendra escapes with her bother when he falls asleep in her car- and so the voyage to ‘normal’ begins.

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