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Hudson Wheeler is a teen for whom everyone had high expectations but since his father was killed when he was ten he's felt unmotivated to pursue much other than his art During his s Rating 45 StarsThis is my second Berla book and I have to say she knows how to write a book that tugs at my heartstrings I really loved being able to accompany Hudson on his journey as he took a crooked path in trying to find his way back from his grief and towards his future•Pro I instantly like Hudson He had an interesting voice and I was so happy to be with him on this crazy journey •Pro There were a multitude of other characters to love as well Fritzy and Mr Pirkle were two stellar characters who brought so much to this story I must also share my love for Jennifer the boy poodle who they dyed pink I smiled every time Jennifer was on page •Con There were two romantic threads in this story One thread was tied off the other not so much I sort of want to know what happened because that was the ship I was rooting for •Pro Yeah for older folks This was the second book I read in two days that showed some love for our seniors I was so pleased with all the different ways Berla presented these characters and think it's important to show seniors and teens interacting in positive ways •Pro It was nice to see an alternate path presented in the story Maybe traditional high school and college is not for everyone and it's important to show that there are other avenues that can lead to success and happiness •Pro Hudson's mom was sort of awesome She didn't make these new life choices easy for Hudson nor did she allow him to do it all on his terms There was bargaining and compromise and I loved the way she treated him as an adult •Pro The main plot was one I love a good coming of age self discovery type story but there were a bunch of great sub plots too which were done in such a way that I never felt overwhelmed by the amount of story I was getting •Pro Connection is something I feel we don't have enough of these days and part of what helped Hudson find himself was connecting with others In his effort to withdraw he actually widened his social circle and gained so many beautiful things by doing it •Pro Hudson's struggle with trying to live up to other people's expectations and seeking validation gave me to love I think it's very human to need these these things and I was really happy with the resolution Berla gave him concerning these needs •Pro When Hudson finally opened up and shared some of himself the concept for his graphic novel was born and it brought tears to my eyes Mr Pirkle told me that the most difficult thing a man has to do in life is to open his heart to someone In his mind he had failed but I knew different I knew he had succeeded And I knew that one day I would too Overall A beautiful story of love loss friendship connection and finding the places you will goARC provided in exchange for an honest review BLOG | INSTAGRAM |TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS

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Going Places Hletic girl who shows him by example what it means to be a man; and solves the painful mystery of the WWII vet whose poignant plight forces Hudson out of the comfort zone of boyhood This author's characters are always such a joy to read The best part? They're flawed Flawed but utterly relatable And as always the voice is just right A great read

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doc ê Going Places ✓ Paperback Read Æ Kathryn Berla Ê Hudson Wheeler is a teen for whom everyone had high expectations but since his father was killed when he was ten he's felt unmotivated to pursue much other than his art During his senior year he decides to home school thinking he will get to relaxEnior year he decides to home school thinking he will get to relax and focus on his two lazy businesses But instead he experiences love and rejection for the first time; meets an at I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewHeartfelt story about being a teen with thought provoking sub plots about loss and warI loved this story It took me right back to the misery and occasional joy of being a teen in love and how many wrong turns we take before finding the right person who 'gets' us Hudson is a teen who is 'going places' and decides that he wants to largely learn from home only attending school for two lessons At his yoga class he swiftly falls for Alana an 'alternative' kind of gal with a tattoo on her neck who is already dating someone else At the same time he meets Fritzy a sporty lady who swiftly becomes his best mate sarcastic sparring partnerIn addition to the romantic relationships there's also Hudson's clients he runs two businesses from home in particular Pirkle a 90 year old with possible dementia issues and a pink poodle my favourite So what's good about this book? It is thoughtfully written and really gets inside a teenager's head the woes of being in love with the wrong person and the complexities of forming relationships There's a serenity to it that's pleasant too; no wild action or massive twists just insightful appealing explorations into character and the whole process of growing into an adult Really lovely stuff thoroughly enjoyed