Wish You Were Here
Wish You Were Here
Wish You Were Here
Catherine Clark
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.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Ariel (no, not the little mermaid) Flack is obsessed with exactly two things: skittles (who wouldn't be?) and sending postcards home to Gloves, her cat, and Dylan, her almost-sort of-kinda boyfriend. After her dad gambles the family's life savings away (not to mention Ariel and her little sister's college money) and embezzles from his company, her family's dilemma is splashed across the cover of newspapers everywhere.

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