Friday, May 29, 2009

Driving Sideways

Driving Sideways by Jess Riley

Whenever my daughter or I read a great book we share it. Driving Sideways was first read by Lauren and she passed it along with a great review read by the author no less. Knowing that the author might read your review is very daunting to me. I am not an English major and tend to write in short but sweet sentences. But here goes.

Leigh Fielding has a kidney disease (PKD) and for the last five years has been on a restricted diet and constrained by being on dialysis. Now thanks to the late Larry Resnick and his transplanted kidney, she is free. She plans an adventure to Los Angeles. Leigh hits the road planning to stop in Colorado to pick up her best friend and see a few tourist sites in between Wisconsin and California.

What follows is a funny and sweet trip about friendship. Leigh is hi-jacked or rather her purse is, by a seventeen year old, Denise and forced to give her a ride. She also feels that she is finding new things to like because Larry is 'showing' her the way. Leigh wants to visit his family to thank them. Leigh also wants to re-connect with her long-lost mother.

The characters in this book are engaging and that is why it is a book you just can't put down.

First Line: "It's strange how much you can change in just one year."



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