Thou Shalt Not Road Trip
By Antony John
(Dial, Hardcover, 9780803734340, 336pp.)
Publication Date: April 12, 2012
One crazy road trip that's a mix of rejection, redemption, and romance
When sixteen-year-old Luke's book, Hallelujah, becomes a national bestseller, his publishing house sends him on a cross-country book tour with his older brother, Matt, as chauffeur. But when irresponsible Matt offers to drive Luke's exsoul mate, Fran, across the country too, things get a little crazy. On the trip, Luke must loosen up, discover what it truly means to have faith, and do what it takes to get the girl he loves.
Told with Antony John's signature wit and authenticity, and featuring smart, singular characters who jump off the page and into your heart, this story is a spiritual awakening and rockin' road trip in one.
Antony John (antonyjohn.net) is the author of the Schneider Awardwinning novel Five Flavors of Dumb. He is a stay-at-home dad who writes by night, and lives with his family in St. Louis, Missouri.
"A highly readable balance of humor, heart, self-discovery, and shenanigans."
-The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Christian values are conveyed with humor, devoid of potentially preachy pitfalls."
-School Library Journal
"Features multifaceted teens whose faith is integrated with their thinking but doesn't define them completely . . . [A]n upbeat read with a unique premise, great settings, and just a little more."