August Shroeder, a burned-out teacher, has been sober since his 19-year-old son died. Every year he's spent the summer on the road, but making it to Yellowstone this year means everything. The plan had been to travel there with his son, but now August is making the trip with Philip's ashes instead. An unexpected twist of fate lands August with two extra passengers for his journey, two half-orphans with nowhere else to go.What none of them could have known was how transformative both the trip and the bonds that develop between them would prove, driving each to create a new destiny together....
|Title||:||Take Me with You|
|Number of Pages||:||362 pages|
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Take Me with You Reviews
Okay so when I first stumbled across this as a deal on Amazon and read the blurb I was more inclined to pass it by than to pick it up. I honestly did not think I was ready to deal with a burned out teacher and recovering alcoholic who is still dealing with the tragic loss of his son. This did not exactly sound like uplifting fare, but after reading a couple of reviews on goodreads that raved about it, I bit the bullet so to speak and grabbed it.
Thank you Goodreads!
This story is so fantastic ...more
TAKE ME WITH YOU by Catherine Ryan Hyde is an entertaining coming-of-age, adventure novel full of family values and addiction awareness. It hit one of my favorite tropes, which is “travel challenges”. I didn’t expect it to be mostly from the male point-of-view, but it was an agreeable difference.
It’s TBR Challenge day with Wendy the Super Librarian and time for me to visit the other challenge participants. I love doing this every month! There are a couple of pictures from my trip to Yellowstone ...more
Take Me With You
This was one of my unlimited kindle books that sat on my list for about a year and wished I would had read it sooner than later because it was that great of a book. I am glad I read it when I did though because it has helped me deal with a few things going on in my life at the time and the memories these characters shared together also showed me that even though life is what it is that there is still a lot of good memories there as well...
Got caught in my throat more than once in this story. Thank you for making me feel human. If you have another that touches me like this did, I'll be reading it soon. Hopefully many more. Like August, I want to savor every minute of this journey you've put together. It's even more impressive that you make August and the boys real feeling beings and not standardized males.
August Shroeder is making a road trip in memory of his son Phillip, hoping to heal some of the heartache he feels over his death by visiting special places and scattering some of his ashes. When his motorhome needs repairing, he takes it in to be fixed but comes away with two additional passengers, Seth and Henry. They need somewhere to stay over the summer, and someone to care for them. As they travel from place to place, a friendship begins to build, and eight years later, on a road trip of a ...more
The first half of this book was amazing and I enjoyed every word of it. I was completely absorbed in the story and the characters, feeling such a sweetness coming from Seth especially. And the visits to the AA meetings were fascinating to me, especially seeing how Seth was trying to come to terms with his dad's alcoholism. When August returns the boys to their father at the end of the summer, I wondered what would happen in the rest of the book, since it felt like the story was over and there wa ...more
Fantastic Book!! Another great book by Catherine Ryan Hyde.
I am very surprised that I didn't find this author long ago! I did see the movie "Pay it Forward" based on her book by the same name many years ago and loved it. When I came across this book and read the description I thought it sounded pretty good. However, it more than exceeded my expectations. I devoured it and since then I've been a huge fan.
As I read her books I often find myself nodding along and agreeing with something a charact ...more
I really enjoyed the beginning of this book but my enthusiasm waned as the book dragged on, and on, with nothing really ever happening except travelogues of national parks. I found it to be a depressing & somewhat sappy tale of redemption that just didn't live up to its potential.