Monday, May 23, 2011

"Night Road" by Kristin Hannah (UPDATED)

This book would make an excellent Hallmark or Lifetime movie! Night Road by Kristin Hannah is the story of three teens, two girls who become friends and the twin brother of one of the girls who falls in love with her friend. One night they drink and drive and the outcome of that mistake tells the story of this book. What made this book so good to me is that you care about each and every one of the characters. The writing is that good and also I liked the beautiful ending! Well worth your time to read this—it's a winner!
(Gerard's Review)

I loved Night Road by Kristin Hannah! This is such a heartbreaking story that delves into friendship, teenage drinking, family relationships, dealing with grief, love and forgiveness. Lexi is a very lonely but nice girl who grew up in foster care for most of her life. She becomes best friends with another lonely girl, Mia, who comes from a very good family. Lexi falls in love with Mia’s twin brother, Zach, the homecoming king. Mia’s parents, especially her mother, Jude, are thrilled Mia has a friend and treat Lexi as a member of the family. In one night, everything changes, just two weeks before graduation when the three good friends drink, drive and get in a car accident that leaves Mia dead.

This is just an amazing read. I could feel the emotions the different characters went through and couldn’t help but feel sorry for Lexi, the driver of the car. Zach, Lexi and Jude all played the blame game, mostly blaming themselves. I can’t say enough good things about this book! The characters were likeable and realistic, the plot is well done and certainly sends a strong message not to drive drunk. I have to read more books by Kristin Hannah—this one was so good! I highly recommend it to parents and teens or anyone who likes a good love story. This is definitely one of the best books I've read so far this year!
(Karen's review)

Other Reviews of this book:  Sheery's Place loved it!

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  1. I've read a few reviews of books written by Kristin Hannah lately and everyone likes them. Good to see you do too! I've been looking at this one and Forgotten Garden. It's so tempting but I need to remind myself of the size of my TBR pile. It really must dwindle a bit before I buy more. (if I can hold out, that is;))My Bookshelf

  2. I LOVED it also, I already have 2 others on the shelf. I must read more by her. I gave this one a 5, here is my review.

  3. I've read quite a few of Kristin Hannah's books but I haven't read this one yet. I will though! Thanks for the review!

  4. Glad you liked it sounds like a good one. That nice what you doing for every comment too. Good idea!

  5. Shirley:
    Kristin Hannah seems to like gardens. I read "Winter Garden" by her and the mother in "Night Road" also had a flower garden that was symbolic of life. I bet "Forgotten Garden" is good too. You should see if the library has it. I have about 5 or 6 more of her books on order from our library and look forward to reading them.

    Thanks for the link to your review! I read it this morning and left a comment. I like seeing what others thought of books I've read. I ordered about 5 or 6 more of her books from the library and look forward to reading them. This one was really interesting, very good! Happy reading to you! Thanks for stopping by and taking time to comment.

    Beaded Tail:
    I am so glad I read this one. I saw someone's review of it and thought it sounded good so got it from the library. I've only read one other of hers besides this one, "Winter Garden." It was good too. Have you read that one? I ordered several of her other books from the library and look forward to reading more of hers.

    Confuzzled Shannon:
    Thanks, Shannon, for taking time to comment! "Night Road" is an amazingly realistic and very good book! A bit sad but not to the point of tears. I only cried once near the end at a sweet moment between mother and daughter

  6. Such a fun read - and I love that you donate in return for comments left. If you liked Night Road, I definitely suggest you try Firefly Lane, which is also by Kristin Hannah.

  7. I finsihed this book today and posted my review. Oh my gosh - 'Night Road' was amazing! I've only read one other book by Hannah - 'Firefly Lane' but that one is amazing, as well. I definitely intend to read more by her now.

  8. Julie: Thanks for the recommendation.

    Sheery: I'm glad you let me know your review is up. I felt the same way about there being so much to discuss about it and included the link to your review at the end of ours.

  9. I absolutely LOVED this book! After it was over, I couldn't read a new book for at least a week because it affected me that much.

    It would make an excellent Lifetime movie, I agree!!

  10. I also thought it would have made a great Lifetime or Hallmark movie. That's why Night Road made me puke myself. Worst book ever.


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