Wish You Were Here by Barbara Shoup

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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.

 

About Barbara Shoup

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Barbara Shoup is author of six novels and co-author of two books about the creative process. Her short fiction, poetry, essays, and interviews have appeared in The Writer and the New York Times travel section and her young adult novels, Wish You Were Here and Stranded in Harmony, were selected as American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults.
 
Published May 8, 2008 by Flux. 336 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Amanda is unbelievably saintly, for example, and the marriage of Jax's father and Brady's mother seems a gratuitous touch while the suicide of Jax's ex-girlfriend on graduation day borders on soap opera.

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