The Rocky Road Trip of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang

The Rocky Road Trip of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang

Book - 2013
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Embarking on a summertime road trip with Papa Dad and Daddy after surviving the ups and downs of their first year in junior high, Julie and Lydia use their Powers of Observation to catalog the traditions and oddities of each new location they visit before confronting uncomfortable truths about sensitive family dynamics.
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781419709722
9781419701825
1419701827
Branch Call Number: J FIC Ignat
Characteristics: 204 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm

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kadBookworm
Feb 23, 2016

The Rocky Road Trip of Lydia Goldblat and Julie Graham-Chang is one of the best books in the whole series. It's really funny, the vocabulary is very exciting and the girls are just a great pair. I would recomend this book to lots of my friends. If you like reading a good book, feeling like you're in the story or just getting a great laugh you would like this book. Great job Amy Ignatow!

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violet_panda_971
Jun 27, 2014

Lydia looks better with blue hair.

frankielandaubanks Sep 26, 2012

hope to read this soon, loved the first one.

_hollister_ Jul 31, 2012

"you would not believe-you have to come over to see melody. she's a little different..."
OMG!!!!!!! cant wait for the next book!!!!!!!!

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Ubalstecha
Jul 02, 2012

Julie and Lydia are back! In this volume Julie's dads take the girls on a cross country roadtrip as part of their summer vacation. Along the way, there are visits with both girls' families. Both girls learn that families can be complicated, with both finding members of their family who don't accept them for who they are. They also find that the family you choose and/or make is sometimes better than anything you could imagine.

Author Ignatow has produced her best work with this volume of Lydia and Julie's adventures. Lydia's distant and unaccepting father is contrasted with both of Julie's loving fathers. Julie's grandparents, who never accepted that their son is gay, married and adopted a daughter are compared to her other grandparents who embrace the life their son has made for themselves. The girls' relationship with each other is strengthened through the trip. We also see Lydia's relationship with her sister Melody strengthen through the emails the two girls exchange. And all of this is captured in the diary/notebook/graphic novel style that helps to make this series so endearing.

Go get this. Heck get the whole series.

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Fanoos Nafez
Jun 11, 2012

i love these books it was really weird that i checked out the 4th book then i wanted to take it out again it said it wasn't in the system

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Jasleenrox
Apr 04, 2012

CAN'T WAIT TO READ IT!!! I've only read books 1 and 2. I bought book 2 from Chapters. Don't by hardcover. Its expensive. Haha.Anyways, the characters in this book just feel so real. But I think Gretchen should dye her streak another color. Purple would look so cool! Haha

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bambi13
Mar 18, 2012

i know aren't they AMAZING?!
I just finished reading the 4th a few hours ago and i have to say it TOTALLY cracked me up! it was the best in the series by far!

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gurleencupcakes
Mar 17, 2012

I <3 THESE BOOKS

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