Our lives are based on a series of decisions that we make as we grow. Most of the time they are simple and immediate. Other times it's not as clear and you have to meditate. And then there are times when it's shades of grey. What is right and what is wrong? It's what shapes us into individuals.
When Lexi decides to sit next to Mia in the cafeteria, they instantly become best friends. Years pass and the bond grows between them. Then Zack and Lexi fall in love and the three of them become inseparable. But as graduation looms closer, it becomes clear that Lexi doesn't have the opportunities that the twins have. Will this be the thing that comes between the trio?
The three of them fumble through the next few weeks coming to terms with what college will mean to them. With one bad decision it all comes to a screeching halt and a tragedy that will alter many lives. Here, we come to those shades of grey. What is the right decision? What atonement can you give to be forgiven by yourself and others? Two families tied together in friendship are torn apart in grief.
I loved this book! It was an emotional wrecking ball but I felt everything right along with these people. Happiness, guilt, anger, joy, love and forgiveness. It's a book that makes you look at the decisions you've made and will make in your life. To truly consider what the outcome of those decisions will be. Night Road will stay with me for a very long time.
I had a hard time with this book, it takes you on an emotional rollercoaster. however, I couldn't stop listening. this is the second book I have read by Kristin Hannah and I am left again surprised at how much I love her writing. She is unpredictable and it isn't always a fairy tale, but a heartfelt, real story.
Not what I expected from this amazing author. Story of despair & teenage tragedy & parental despondency. Prison. Bleak. Hopeless, but wait, after all that agony...will it end up all right??? Shoot me now. I am sorry I listened to this one.
After reading Nightgale from Kristin Hannah, I was very excited to read some of her other books, but Night Road was a disappointment.
I MIGHT be able to give her another chance, because of Nightgale, but this book was disappointing.
The general plot line was interesting, but the characters were annoying and the development was rushed and imbalanced, so I couldn't fully embrace the story.
I found the character of Jude irritating from the beginning. She was so self-righteous throughout the novel, and then she became bitter and unreasonable for the majority of the plot. I didn't really care to hear her thoughts and opinions, because I disagreed so much. Towards the end, she has some redemptive moments, but it the change feels extremely sudden, and I didn't trust it. There are a few plot points that are started, but honestly never brought up again--it felt choppy and I was not caught up in the emotion that a novel over this subject matter would elicit. Not my favorite listening experience.
Night Road is a very compelling story of friendship, enduring love, motherhood, poor choices and coping with the consequences. It's also about forgiveness of others and yourself. The characters are well-developed and ones the reader will feel strongly about. This story will bring laughs and tears. The narrator does an excellent job bringing it and the people to life. I only gave the story section a four because I believe there needs to be a small epilogue that includes Aunt Eva. She deserves that.
It would be hard to recommend this book. The sexual content would make it hard to recommend to a teenager however you would have to be 16 or 17 to be able to enjoy it.
I kept waiting for something to happen but it just kept on droning away about whether the boy of the well-to-do family loves the underprivileged girl and whether the parents would accept the girl as a suitable match for the boy and whether the twin sister of the boy, who is also the best friend of the girl, will be able to accept the devastating idea of her brother being with the girl.... blah... blah... blah. I was completely bored the whole time and actually made it to chapter 15 before I started skipping ahead to see if anything else would happen. Nope...
She did a very good job. That was the only thing that made the book worth listening to.
Not at all.