Road to Somewhere

Road to Somewhere

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ISBN-13: 9781619634718
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 03/11/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 82,576
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Kelley Lynn and Jenny Morris' relationship as collaboration authors began with a silly short story about the struggles of two lovers, Lego Larry and Lego Lucy. The women had been critique partners for a while and helped found the group blog, Falling for Fiction. For the grand opening of the new blog, the FFF girls took on the A to Z challenge and each person was assigned a letter. Kelley and Jenny ended up with the letter L. They decided to each pick a character and write a section from that character's POV. When the story was ready for the group to read, no one knew which author wrote which character. This gave Jenny an idea. If their writing flowed that well in a short story, could they pull it off in a book? Emails were sent, character bios were created. And ROAD TO SOMEWHERE was born.

Kelley and Jenny knew the talent each writer possessed before they set off to work together, but they never imagined the powerful story they could create when those talents were combined. Even though Jenny lives on the West Coast and Kelley lives in the Midwest this friendship and writing partnership knows no bounds.
Jenny S. Morris is six of seven children, born in the north but raised in the south. Jenny's passion for music spurred her to write songs but she soon discovered the characters living in her mind refused to fit in a song. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest where you will find her at home trying to write to the beautiful background noise of her two boys light saber dueling with their father.
Eventually the day came when the voices in Kelley Lynn's head were more insistent then her engineering professor's. So instead of turning to her Thermodynamics book, Kelley brought up a blank page on her computer screen and wrote. Somewhere along the way she became a Young Adult author.

Kelley was born and raised a Midwestern girl. She fills her free time with softball, soccer and volleyball. (Though you probably don't want her on your volleyball team.) She occasionally makes guest appearances as a female vocalist for area bands.

ROAD TO SOMEWHERE is Kelley's second published book. FRACTION OF STONE, a YA Fantasy, was published in March 2013 (Sapphire Star Publishing). You can find Kelley hanging out at her blog, titled in her name, and her Facebook author page. She loves to receive reactions to her work, Kelley is a member of the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators.

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Road to Somewhere 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous 12 days ago
This book was really good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She never read this book and a cheater i really dont like her
Lisa-LostInLiterature More than 1 year ago
If you know me, you know about my love (and slight obsession) with road trip books. So of course when I saw the cover and premise of this one, I jumped on it. Sadly, it’s not really what I would categorize as a road trip book. Yes, they all got in a car and drove somewhere, but that’s the extent of the road trip part. The story takes place at the destinations the girls arrive at, more so than the driving part. Still, I really enjoyed this story. A car full of teenage girls… this is just begging for drama. Charlie is a singer, and a pretty amazing one at that. When she hears of a singing competition, she promptly thinks of a lie to tell her parents so she’ll be allowed to go. Her parents don’t believe with her dream of becoming a professional singer. They think she should be attending college for something more productive, like a business degree. Since her friend is moving to attend college out of state, she uses this as an excuse for a road trip. She’s going to help her friend move. Yet the only way she’s allowed to do it is if her annoyingly perfect younger sister goes for the trip as well. Lucy is a bit of a wallflower. She’s in great shape, does wonderfully in school, and tries to be as perfect as everyone thinks she is. However, for Lucy, this is completely exhausting. Though she has plans to go to college and become a doctor, which is what others think she should do with her life, her real dream is playing the piano and writing music. She’s never had a boyfriend, never had any real adventures in life, and only does what others expect of her. She has a lot to learn and even more to experience. This story line was exactly what I was hoping for. Aside from the two sisters, we also have a boatload of characters added to the fun. The friends, and fellow band members, were a fabulous addition to the story. They were so much fun, each so different and adding their own drama to the story. And we can’t forget about the hot cowboys romances!! It wouldn’t be a complete story without a few handsome cowboys to entertain them, now would it? I loved the dynamic of the two sisters and how their relationship changed as they progressed through this summer trip. It was a fun story of self growth and being who you are, rather than who others want you to be. There’s also a strong family element to the story. This is definitely a story that was right up my alley and I’m happy I read it. Though this is a standalone novel, I still have hopes of seeing more of these characters again in the future.
Kazhy More than 1 year ago
Wow. I don't even know where to begin. Road to Somewhere had me at road trip and cowboys, but it definitely exceeded my expectations. Summer is just starting to show here in my part of the world, and this is a definitely a nice read to accompany that with. Fresh out of high school, Charlie has nothing to look forward to but the road trip to L.A. with her friends. College isn't looking promising and so she's grabbing on to her last chance of getting away from the disappointment that she's sure she'll bring to her family: a recording contract. But because her parents don't trust her enough, they only agree to let her go if Lucy, her younger sister, comes with her - like she has a choice. It was easy to connect with Charlie because I know the feeling of being scared and unsure about college and the future. I wondered what happened to turn her from sweet to rebellious daughter, and it was sad because whatever that was, it also affected her relationship with Lucy who just wanted her big sister back, who Charlie thought had it all together with her good grades when she was in fact very lost and lonely. Both Charlie and Lucy thought they had nothing in common and that the other was better, driving the two sisters apart. Charlie irritated me at one point because she was so selfish and insensitive, not realizing how left out Lucy feels or how she's driving everyone away because she's so busy chasing after something she thinks is worthwhile. Lucy, on the other hand, was so insecure that she couldn't let anyone in, thinking she does everything wrong and will ultimately drive everyone away. But that's what I loved about these two: they were flawed and they knew it, and then they tried to do something about it. God, I'm lame. Why am I not picking out one of these guys and seeing if he'll take me for a ride? Oh, that did not sound good. Mind out of the gutter, Charlie. Cowboys. Good heavens. I think I need to search for more books with cowboys in them. Anyway, although they weren't the ultimate solution to these girls' troubles, they certainly helped them find their way. Now, I love a standoffish couple because of all the sexual tension and whatnot, but I also love a shy, cute couple. Put them together in a single book? Jesus. I couldn't stop grinning! But it wasn't all kisses and rainbows. I loved how the characters in this book were all realistic about their relationships and knew what they were and weren't capable of. A funny and heartwarming tale of family and finding one's self, all the sunshine and grass in Road to Somewhere somehow felt therapeutic for someone like me who has to stay at home. It's made me want to grab my friends and go on our own road trip, although I doubt even a single hot cowboy would be involved in ours. If you're looking for a short and sweet summer read that will touch your heart and make you giggle to no end, this one's for you! MY FAVORITE PART was Lucy finally having the guts to go after what, or, rather, who she wants. :3
JBodnarDrowley More than 1 year ago
I love Road to Somewhere so much! There is romance, which will leave you swooning, but the story is about so much more––family, sisters, road-trips, summer loves, cowboys (Texas cowboys!), the journey to discovering who you are and what is most important in life. This story will leave you with a smile on your face as you swipe away a tear. It is a beautiful story that is well written, relatable and has the ability to reach beyond the young adult market. A must read!! *High Five* to the authors!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sister dynamics of this tale feel so realistic. I love that both point of views are very distinctive. It is rare to get a chance to see what an older sister thinks of their younger sister and vice versa. I hope there is a sequel because I'd love to spend more time with these characters.