Road Trip

Road Trip Cover

Road Trip

By Melody Carlson

Multnomah Books, Paperback, 9781590521427, 292pp.

Publication Date: December 15, 2003

Description
After signing a contract with a major recording company, Redemption's dreams are coming true. Chloe, Allie, and Laura begin their concert tour with the good-looking guys in the popular band Iron Cross. Allie's mom and her brother with Down's syndrome add a little variety to their entourage. But as soon as the glitz and glamour wear off, the girls find life on the road a little overwhelming. Even solid, well-balanced Laura appears to be feeling the stress - and Chloe isn't quite sure how to confront her about the growing signs of drug addiction...
we want it all, or so we say / but what gets lost along the way? / along the road to riches, fame / we know we ll never be the same
The guys in Iron Cross occupy Chloe's thoughts a little more than she cares to admit. Still, life on the road gets less and less glamorous and more and more overwhelming especially when solid, well-balanced Laura begins acting strange. Her hostility toward Chloe's concern makes the girls wonder how much longer they can keep their act together...
Story Behind the Book
Over the years, I have worn many hats, from pre-school teacher to Young Life leader to political activist to senior editor. But most of all I love to write In the past few years, I have published more than ninety books for children, teens, and adults. I hope the Diary of a Teenage Girl series will impact the lives of teens through an honest and gutsy approach of a "diary style" book.


About the Author
Melody Carlson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than ninety books for teens, women, and children, with total sales over 2 million. Several of her books have been finalists for, and winners of, various writing awards, including an award this last May for children s literature from CSLA in Wisconsin . She has two grown sons and enjoys an active lifestyle of hiking, skiing, and biking. Melody and her husband live in the beautiful Oregon Cascade Mountains with their Labrador retriever."