Friday, June 10, 2011
Night Road by Kristin Hannah
Their senior year they are, as most seniors are, intent on college applications and are thinking of themselves as adults with the accompanying adult behaviors of sex and partying. Although Jude is strict with her children, she has loosened up a bit and allows them to go to a party where she knows they will drink. She allows it as long as someone is a designated driver. Of course, things go wrong and well, I'm not going to give anything else away.
I keep thinking that this was a young adult novel. It reads like one-the heavy-handed anti-drinking message, the teen romance, even the obvious too-pat ending. I liked the book, really I did, but it just didn't feel like an adult novel.
There were a few things I didn't like about it. I didn't think that Lexi would really make the decision that she did and I felt that the consequences were too harsh but overall I thought that it was an enjoyable book, a tear-jerker and a romance. There was some strong language, enough to make it R-rated.