See You Down the Road by Kim Ablon Whitney
A Novel (Booklist Editor's Choice. Books for Youth (Awards))

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A fascinating glimpse into the lives of Irish Travelers in America, from a new voice in YA literature.

Welcome to Bridget’s world: Her family lives in a trailer, moving every so often; she’s engaged and her wedding is sooner than she’d like; and her parents want her to quit high school so she can help more with the family business. The problem is Bridget’s not sure the Traveler life is for her anymore. She feels guilty about pulling scams, and she’s definitely not sure she wants to get married, even though Patrick’s a good guy. But Bridget’s always been the good girl who does what she’s told, and there’s no way her parents will let her out of the wedding. And if she leaves the life, she’s out of the family for good.

Tautly written, with a riveting storyline and sympathetic characters coping with universal themes of family and social pressure, See You Down the Road will captivate readers to the very end.

About Kim Ablon Whitney

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Kim Ablon Whitney is a full-time writer and part-time horse show judge who recently received her Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing from Emerson College. She lives with her husband, son, and greyhound in Cambridge, Massachusetts. "From the Hardcover edition.
Published February 10, 2004 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 192 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Bridget struggles with some compelling issues—not only does marriage seem "so final, so fixed," but Patrick seems to be "messing around" with other girls, which only guys are allowed to do in their culture.

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Bridget Daugherty and her family are modern-day nomads called Travelers, who live in trailers and move frequently.

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