We thought we could run away from the world.
A mad adventure across the country
We thought we could escape time.
And for a while - we did....
Axi Moore is a "good girl": She studies hard, stays out of the spotlight, and doesn't tell anyone that what she really wants is to run away from it all. The only person she can tell is her best friend, Robinson - who she also happens to be madly in love with.
When Axi impulsively invites Robinson to come with her on an unplanned cross-country road trip, she breaks the rules for the first time in her life. But the adventure quickly turns from carefree to out-of-control....
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©2013 James Patterson (P)2013 Hachette Audio
I got this book to listen to on a long car trip and did not really have any other option at the time or I might have turned it off. It really reminded the people in the car of a poorly written The Fault in Our Stars.
The book seemed way too unrealistic. If they had not taken so many liberties with the crime spree it might have been a little better. Also, his parents were a little to accepting of the spontaneous return home. I'm not sure if this book was supposed to be a young adult novel or not, but it definately belongs in that category and should be marketed directly to young adults (aka teenagers).
Lauren Fortgang made the book tolerable. She is a talented reader.
I am not really interested in the further tales of Axi.
I wish James Patterson would contribute a little more of his style to some of the books he is lending his name to.
Maybe...if she doesn't try to be a teenage boy again. It wasn't convincing and distracting at first.
Sure, it passed my time appropriately while I was traveling.
This is very much a Young Adult / Teenage novel. Not sure what I was expecting?? It was OK, nothing special, a nice little story.
I normally don't read or listen to books like this - it's been on the bestseller list for a while now so I thought I'd give it a try. Reminded me of a Jodi Picoult-style story but I was so disappointed, I couldn't even finish it. In order to make a 4 or 5 star rating the characters have to have some depth and not be cliche; I've read Judy Blume books that were more interesting than this book.
Yes. Won't make this mistake again.
Don't waste your money or time!
I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.
This book hit very close to home and was very unexpected. I cant't go into detail without spoiling and I won't do that that. But, both the place and subject matter resonate. Don't read this book without a tissue handy. The formula has been done before; but the way in which the novel unfolds is rather unique and there are numerous surprises and very nice moments. It leaves your wondering and feeling. Give it a listen.
not write it
by far the worst, James Patterson has to stop putting his name on every book that comes accross his desk. I think he is maybe trying to be the "author with the most books with his name" prize, but come on...boring story that was going nowhere.
loved it, finished it in 3 days because i couldnt stop lisyening to it. the book just made me want more and more, and when i finished, i listened to ten other books and none of them were the same, and the i listened to it again.
The not often seen/heard of people putting someone else first and not wanting or expecting anything else in return.
When they went to Robinson's house and the family welcomed her in as one of their own.
When Robinson said he was just kissing the older lady because he didn't want to be rude.
At certain points I didn't want to put it down but it didn't just grab me from the start.
Love reading Patterson books and am always amazed how good they are even out of his "norm" crime thrillers.
Yes, I am a James Patterson fan.
It was real.
Probably wait for the DVD
As a James Patterson fan I was a little disappointed with this book. It was slow, but I kept on listening because I knew eventually it would keep my interest and prove to be a great story in the end and it was.
If you have read The Fault in Our Stars, then don't read this book because you'll spend the entire time comparing the books and finding a ridiculous amount of similarities in the plots. The worst part is that I actually wanted to like this book.
Spoiler alert! Don't read past this sentence if you haven't read it.
Too many similarities. Star crossed kids who have had cancer go on a journey. They meet an author of whom the girl is fond. The boy's cancer returns with a vengeance and he dies. Except this story wasn't half as well written as the other. The girl spent half the book thinking about the boy and what he thought of her and if he loved her. Very annoying. But because I listened until the very end, I gave it 3 stars. It was ok.
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