Zigzag (Paperback)

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Robin can't believe it when her boyfriend, Chris, tells her that his parents have enrolled him in a summer program in Rome. It's their last summer together before he goes away to college, and now they won't even have that time together. It feels like the worst thing that's ever happened to her.
Since Chris is leaving, Robin agrees to join her aunt and cousins on a cross-country road trip, in spite of her reservations -- she and her younger cousins have never really gotten along, and since their father's death they've become even more problematic than before.
Soon the four of them are zigzagging through the West on an eye-opening journey. They explore parts of the country Robin never dreamed existed -- and she discovers inner resources she never imagined she had.

About the Author

Ellen Wittlinger was the critically acclaimed author of the teen novels Parrotfish, Blind Faith, Sandpiper, Heart on My Sleeve, Zigzag, and Hard Love (an American Library Association Michael L. Printz Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award winner), and its sequel Love & Lies: Marisol’s Story. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, and an MFA from the University of Iowa. A former children’s librarian, she passed away in November 2022 at the age of seventy-four.

Praise For…

"This book is proof a road trip can change your life."
-- Seventeen magazine

"17 Things We're Loving Right Now"
-- Seventeen magazine

"A moving, realistic exploration of first love, class issues, girls' self-confidence, and the process of healing."
-- Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780689849985
ISBN-10: 0689849982
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: February 1st, 2005
Pages: 288
Language: English