NIGHT ROAD by Kristin Hannah

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For eighteen years, Jude Farraday has put her children’s needs above her own, and it shows — her twins, Mia and Zach, are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close-knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia’s best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable. Jude does everything to keep her kids on track for a good life and out of harm’s way. But senior year of high school tests them all, and on a hot summer’s night, one bad decision will change the course of all their lives. In the blink of an eye, the Farraday family will be torn apart and Lexi will lose everything. In the years that follow, each must face the consequences of that single night and find a way to forget…or the courage to forgive.

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Naughty Little Tidbits: "Hollywood" Teenage Behaviour, Disturbing Behaviour, Disrespect Loving Authority Figures, Disrespect Rules/Laws, Bad Role Model

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Would I recommend this book for...
Teenagers?No
Adults?Yes

Comments: This is a sad yet provocative novel. I really liked this one and it frustrated me the way a great book should. The characters grow so much and have to learn and sacrifice a lot in order to get to the end. It has some very questionable teenage behavior and it takes it pretty far (thus the garbage award) so I would not recommend it for teens and though I shouldn't recommend it at all it is more in the New Adults age range.

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