The Great Good Summer by Liz Garton Scanlon

 
This book is a story of faith and friendship.  When Ivy Greene’s mother hits the road with a traveling preacher of questionable motives, Ivy is left to wonder what it means to be good, to be faithful and to be left behind.  As she begins a summer of soul searching she forms a tentative friendship with a highly intelligent classmate, Paul Dobbs.  Paul is also disillusioned this summer, having found out that the Space Shuttle program has been scrapped.  The two teens hop a greyhound bus in search of spaceships and missing persons and finds much more on the way.
Appropriate for grades 5 and up.

Date finished:  11.5.14

Interest:  grades 5 and up

Source:  ARC from publisher

Publication date: 5.15.15

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