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August 30, 2009

Destination Unexpected

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Destination Unexpected

Author: Donald R. Gallo

Page Length: 221

Reading Level: 3

Genre: Fiction         

PLOT SUMMARY: Gallo compiled ten short stories by ten different authors to complete a book about young adults on journeys in their lives.  In each of the stories, the main characters learn a life’s lesson after a short journey. The journeys take the reader to various destinations such as Cape Cod, Europe, a local café, a racetrack, summer camp, and a bus ride.  The plots involve romance, sibling rivalry, a kiss from a prince, a rifle, a catastrophic death, and cultural differences. 

REVIEW: I enjoyed the variety of stories that were written.  The authors had their own writing styles and ideas of journeys where the young adults come out of the trips with a positive impact in their lives.  I would recommend the book to females.  I don’t think the stories have enough action to hold a boy’s interest.

TOUCHY AREAS-PAGES: Mild profanity (p. 105-130)

AREAS OF TEACHING: Setting, Cause/Effect, Compare/Contrast, Character, and Point of View

RELATED BOOKS: Who am I Without Him, Baseball in April, Visions, Brainstorm, My Land Sings

REVIEWED BY: Shirley Wagner


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