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