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by Catherine Clark

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  • ISBN 0060559837
  • ISBN13 978-0060559830
  • Language English
  • Author Catherine Clark
  • Publisher HarperTeen (April 1, 2008)
  • Pages 224
  • Formats mbr lrf docx mobi
  • Category Teenagers
  • Subcategory Literature and Fiction
  • Size ePub 1859 kb
  • Size Fb2 1505 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 453

The next morning we meet at the world headquarters of Leisure-Lee Tours.

Which is a sentence I never thought I'd write.

Ariel Flack never thought she'd write a postcard saying "Wish you were here," especially to Dylan, the boy she's had a crush on forever and is finally (sort of) dating. She also didn't know she'd be sending that postcard from the family vacation from hell—a two-week geriatric bus tour with her crazy mom, annoying sister, embarrassing uncle, and frighteningly energetic grandparents.

As South Dakota rolls by at five miles an hour, Ariel begins to learn that sometimes life is just too complicated to fit on a postcard. Sometimes your parents let you down (and sometimes they don't). Sometimes you meet an unexpected fellow traveler. And sometimes you just have to go where the road takes you—even if the tour bus won't.


Catherine Clark has really improved since her Main Squeeze days with this book. Fans of Maureen Johnson's 13 Little Blue Envelopes will enjoy this one, although Wish You Were Here is certainly a novel of its own class.

Catherine Clark has really improved since her Main Squeeze days with this book. The postcard format is very inspiring. Ariel is a strong, humorous, and down to earth narrator whose incisive and grounded voice will attract readers of all ages.

Wish You Were Here book. She is not I enjoyed the book "Wish You Were Here" by Catherine Clark. I found that the entire story kept my attention and I always looked forward to reading another part of the book. Though her boyfriend is at camp all summer and her mom is making her go on a road trip with her family on a bus.

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After the worst year of Ariel's life, in which her father's gambling compulsion costs Ariel both her college fund and her social standing at school, the last thing she wants to do is go on a road trip with her inescapably nerdy mother.

After the worst year of Ariel's life, in which her father's gambling compulsion costs Ariel both her college fund and her social standing at school, the last thing she wants to do is go on a road trip with her inescapably nerdy mother, her 3 sister and her mother's relatives. Despite her protests, Ariel finds herself on a Leisure-Lee bus tour of America's Heartland, where the only viable company is a boy her age who wants to be on the bus almost as little as she does.

Catherine Clark - Author. Author of ELEVEN THINGS I PROMISED, THE SUMMER OF EVERYTHING, HOW NOT TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT. Question: Is my seasoning more a subtle, herbal note or a take-no-prisoners Mrs. Dash type?

Dylan!You won't believe this. I'm trapped on a tour bus with my relatives. And other crazy people. And two overly chipper tour guides. It's some crazy plan to get us to bond while seeing the US. ish u were here instead

Dylan!You won't believe this. ish u were here instead. ArielAriel Flack never thought she'd be stuck on a bus writing postcards to Dylan, her d-boyfriend.

Alors, there you are! Regard – look at my petite Agathe. As right as what you English bizarrely call rain, and all thanks to you, monsieur

This to the queue of people waiting patiently beside us for the loo. We were quite close to the front as it was. He’s a doctor. Alors, there you are! Regard – look at my petite Agathe. As right as what you English bizarrely call rain, and all thanks to you, monsieur. My name is Camille de Bouvoir and I am eternally grateful. James took her tanned, extended hand. Orthopaedic surgeon, I purred. And I’m his wife, Flora. She briefly touched the fingers of the hand I’d enthusiastically offered but turned straight back to James.

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Catherine Clark is a female American author of several young adult, children and teen books, including ‘The Alison Rules, Picture Perfect, Maine Squeeze, Unforgettable Summer’ among other interesting bestseller novel titles

Catherine Clark is a female American author of several young adult, children and teen books, including ‘The Alison Rules, Picture Perfect, Maine Squeeze, Unforgettable Summer’ among other interesting bestseller novel titles. Clark grew up in western Massachusetts where her father was a teacher at the Northfield Mount Hermon Boarding School. She attended and graduated from the Wesleyan University and later received her MFA in creative writing from the famous Colorado State University.

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VAZGINO
Ariel Flack's "no comment" response to Fox News when the reporters bombard her with questions about her father's gambling addiction and losing everyone's money all around, brings Ariel's school year down the drain. Now that her parents are divorced, her father broke and claiming to be have stopped going to casinos, the Flack family are taking a two week long surprise bus tour--or so the tour guides say. Not too pleased about spending the summer away from her semi-boyfriend Dylan, she sends him postcards and vows to meet him in Wyoming where he works as a camp counselor, even if she has to pack her bags and run away with Andre--the only sane tour buddy--at the crack of dawn.

Catherine Clark has really improved since her Main Squeeze days with this book. It's witty, charming, humorous, and by far, this is my favorite of her's.

The postcard format is very inspiring. Really. The quotes--famous sayings, catch phrases, and slogans--are very catchy, and they almost make me want to run outside and spin the postcard rack to find a witty card that I can write lame stuff on. And it's really fitting for the story, since Ariel is on a road trip, so she's visiting all sorts of places. As a girl who's never gone further than Pennsylvania and hasn't brought a postcard since (possibly) eight years ago, the urge to follow the trend sounds almost silly. I'm "in the moment", I guess, which will pass in a couple of hours when I move on to my next book.

Even though this novel is finished, I still can't help but smile remembering it. Ariel's wit and humor will probably stay with me for quite a while, especially while I try to remember some of her famous lines. Let me try to find a few of those laugh-out-loud moments. Ah, here's one: "She's always saying this about my mother, which probably isn't that cool a quality in a mother-in-law. Or an ex-mother-in-law, which I guess would be a mother outlaw" (Clark 16). Hahahah. Okay. I'm too lazy to look for other stuff.
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What do you get when you combine a bus load of senior citizens, a couple of teens, a mailman with a fear of squirrels, and a stowaway Chihuahua? Pick up a copy of WISH YOU WERE HERE, and you'll find out.

Ariel Flack, not named after the little mermaid, is about to embark on the adventure of her life. Her mother recently divorced her gambling-addict husband and has decided a road trip is just what they need. However, Ariel and her younger sister are shocked to learn that their dear mother has not been completely truthful. Instead of traveling by car, they are joining their grandparents and their eccentric uncle on a week-long bus tour.

The prospect of spending even a short time in the company of a bus load of senior citizens being escorted by a wacky husband and wife tour guide team has Ariel ready to lace up her favorite running shoes and head for the hills. She had to leave behind her new boyfriend and her beloved cat for this! Fortunately, the seating arrangements place her next to another frustrated teen named Andre who was also tricked into the tour by his controlling mother.

Together Ariel and Andre find ways to endure the agony of the Leisure-Lee bus tour company's idea of a good time - endless listening to the soundtrack of Oklahoma, visiting scenic wonders like the one of the world's largest ball of knitting yarn, and eating buffalo burgers in the Badlands. At times the two seriously consider ditching the tour and heading off on their own, but in the end, they both discover more than they bargained for on this crazy adventure.

I've always been a fan of Catherine Clark's work, and I'm happy to say, I think WISH YOU WERE HERE is her best yet. There are wonderful characters, great humor, and heart-warming family moments that make this a delightful read.

Reviewed by: Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky"
Djang
Ariel (no, not the little mermaid) knows her mother has completely lost it when she drags her and her little sister on a road trip for a "bonding experience" the summer after her parent's divorce. And not just any road trip, but a bus tour complete with cheesy tour guides, Oklahoma! music and a plethora of senior citizens. Thankfully, she is saved from complete insanity by Andre, who is also forced to accompany his crazy mother and her beloved Chihuahua. But besides making things bearable, Andre also makes things quite complex. Fasten your seatbelts for this one, it's going to be a long, crazy, and hilarious ride.

Impulsive, laugh out loud funny, and unforgettable, Wish You Were Here will take you on a trip with a cast of fun, eccentric characters, and a plot line that can't be beat. Catherine Clark does it again, weaving her talent for painting clever and colorful characters with real to life issues and dysfunctional families to reveal a poignant, expressive, witty, and lovable story. Fans of Maureen Johnson's 13 Little Blue Envelopes will enjoy this one, although Wish You Were Here is certainly a novel of its own class. Ariel is a strong, humorous, and down to earth narrator whose incisive and grounded voice will attract readers of all ages. Clark fans will be hard pressed not to miss this one.