Thelma and Louise gets remade in this powerful, darkly funny teen novel from acclaimed authors Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry. Two teenage girls who have had enough of the controlling men in their lives take their rage on the road to make a new life for themselves.
Winona has been starving for life in the seemingly perfect home that she shares with her seemingly perfect father, celebrity weatherman Stormy Olsen. No one knows that he locks the pantry door to control her eating and leaves bruises where no one can see them.
Lucille has been suffocating beneath the needs of her mother and her drug-dealing brother, wondering if there’s more out there for her than disappearing waitress tips and a lifetime of barely getting by.
One harrowing night, Winona and Lucille realize they can’t wait until graduation to start their new lives. They need out. Now. One hour later, they’re armed with a plan that will take them from their small Michigan town to Chicago.
All they need is three grand, fast. And really, a stolen convertible can’t hurt.
Chased by the oppression, toxicity, and powerlessness that has held them down, Winona and Lucille must reclaim their strength if they are going to make their daring escape - and get away with it.
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So much fun!
I really loved this book & I didn’t think I would because I’m really in a fantasy mood over any other sub genre but this has the perfect amount of serious & hilarious fun. Exactly a modern YA version of Thelma and Louise as described in the summary and it’s perfect for escaping! I’m definitely rereading this post surgery later this year!
Another fantastic book by Brittany Cavallaro!
This is an author who has a talent for taking well known and beloved stories and placing them in a modern day teenaged life.
Emotional, detailed and fast paced! She captured the social intricacies of child abuse and the cycle of poverty with a bit of whimsy and fantasy that many survivors have had.
Julia Whelan always does a superb job of narrating novels, building suspense and gets into character in a way that brings every character to life.