Harmony Book Reviews

Wish You Were Here by Catherine Clark

Posted on: April 1, 2008

Wish You Were HereWhen Ariel gets stuck going on a road trip with her mom and little sister, she’s not the happiest person in the world. She’s much rather be at home with her sort-of new boyfriend and her cat. But the roadtrip ends up not being a roadtrip, but a cross-country trip on a Leisure Lee bus with her mom, sister, grandparents and uncle. Oh, and about fifty other old people. The only other teen on the bus is Andre, the boy who’s always underlining words. Ariel’s summer becomes slightly better as the trip continues, but when her father, who recently left the family, shows up, she’s not quite sure to do. And what about Dylan, who barely returns her emails and keeps hinting that it’s okay for her to date someone else?

Wish You Were Here was a funny and original story about love, friendship, and what happens when you get stuck on a Leisure Lee bus. Each of the characters had their own realistic quirks – Andre highlighting words all the time and Ariel sending postcards to everyone. I was seriously laughing out loud as I read this, especially at the things Andre’s mom did. The whole plot was one I haven’t read about a lot and Catherine Clark writes with such a unique style that even if it was the most over-told story, she could have made it amazing. I really suggest reading Wish You Were Here because it’s that great and I can guarantee you’ll love the characters.

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3 Responses to "Wish You Were Here by Catherine Clark"

ooh, i really want to read this book πŸ˜€ catherine clark is seriously one of my fav authors πŸ˜€

this book sounds great! i can’t wait to read it!

I read this book last year! I went to the library to browse for some Gossip Girl novels and came across this ( DONT ASK! HA) and I took it home and read it before I even opened any of the Gossip Girl ones. Its a great book & I wont share anything in case anyone who hasnt read it would like to!

I recommend it for teenage girls!

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