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Night Road
Night Road
Author: Kristin Hannah
Jude Farraday is a happily married, stay-at-home mom who puts everyone's needs above her own. Her twins, Mia and Zach, are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill enters their lives, no one is more supportive than Jude. A former foster child with a dark past, Lexi quickly becomes Mia's best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi a...  more
ISBN-13: 9780312364427
ISBN-10: 0312364423
Publication Date: 3/29/2011
Pages: 400
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 158 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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This is a powerful and moving story of mistakes and forgiveness. It makes you examine your own life to see if any forgiveness is due. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. A great read!
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I'm a longtime fan of Kristin Hannah's books, but have been disenchanted with her last few efforts. The last book I really enjoyed was True Colors.

I'm glad that I didn't pay any money for this book. I'd never heard the pejorative phrase "helicopter mom" (overparenting) before picking up this book. I could only get through the first 75 pages or so before throwing in the towel and skipping to the end. I found it boring and predictable. It reads like a YA novel or an ABC After School Special movie, and it's categorized as women's fiction. Not hardly. I really disliked the characters of the overprotective mother and the needy daughter. The husband's character was underwritten.

Again, as she has in previous books, she ties the end up in a pretty bow, and it's not really believable.
While Ms. Hannah writes really well, her stories are not ones that I care to read about in the future. I doubt that I'll pick up any more of her books.
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This is my first experience with the reading of a book by Kristin Hannah. The book kept me interested all the way through, but I found it very depressing most of the time. Life is not always a happy party though, and a lot of issues covered in this book were very serious issues that parents of teenagers might find helpful. One review mentioned that it read like a Young Adult book, but I disagree...although teenagers might gain some insight by reading it. It reminded me of one of my favorite authors, Jodi Picoult who tends to write about controversial issues, and I intend on reading more books by Ms. Hannah in the future.

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  • Currently 1.5/5 Stars.
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Several of the characters in this novel did not ring true for me. The over protective mother, Jude Farraday, was especially so. In addition, she was unlikable. The most interesting and, hence, the most realistic was Lexi Baill. Her longing to belong, to have popular friends, to be able to go to the college of her choice are reminiscent of my own high school days. In addition, I was most uncomfortable about the choice to send Lexi to prison for the accident. Others may enjoy this read. I was disappointed.
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I LOVED this book! It was inspiring, fun, happy, and heartbreaking. The story line was unique, and the characters were well-developed. I felt like I knew them personally. I was sad to reach the last page, even though the ending was perfect. This is a must-read!
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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This has a strong and powerful message within these pages. A storyline for any teenager to read and get the message if they have any brain at all.

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