Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

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In the summer of her junior year, sixteen-year-old Ruby McQueen and her mother, both nursing broken hearts, set out on a journey to reunite an elderly woman with her long-lost love and in the process learn many things about "the real ties that bind" people to one another.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780689867651
Branch Call Number: TEEN FICTION Caletti Deb
Characteristics: 308 p. ;,23 cm.


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Jan 07, 2016

A great read because

1) Likable character, in spite of her stupid decisions
2) Dual plot that works really well and doesn't feel disjointed
3) Important and encouraging message
4) A real family and a makeshift one
5) Good balance of emotions -- not too perfectly happy-go-lucky, not too sad

Sep 30, 2012

to be honest i didnt find this book interesting and didnt even finish it. i love Deb Caletti but this is not one of her best books. i recommend THE STORY OF US instead.

Jun 29, 2012

“Right away I got that Something About To Happen feeling. Right away I knew he was bad, and that it didn’t matter.”

I’m a sucker for a great road trip story. There’s just something so intriguing about being on the road for long periods of time. So when my sister suggested this book to me, I was excited to jump into it right away. This book literally took me most of June to finish because that’s how much I could not get into the story line. Out of 308 pages, I hit 200 yesterday and that was when it actually started getting good.

Ruby McQueen is the main girl in the book and at first she was considered the ‘quiet girl’ and then there is Travis Becker who is the bad, rich boy that she meets. She becomes entranced by him and starts living dangerously because that’s the Ruby that he knows. In my opinion, both of these characters at this time were annoying. I hated Travis and how Ruby acted around Travis.

However, once the book starts picking up it got a bit better. Ruby’s mom drags her along to her book club called the Casserole Queens and I loved the characters of the old people. They were really fun and gave the story life and by meeting them Ruby begins to smarten up. Their road trip begins by stealing an old lady, Lillian, who is silenced by a stroke from an old folks home to reunite her with an old friend of hers.

At the beginning of this book I was thinking it was 1 star or 2 stars at the max, but reading the end of it there were some events and quotes that really made me rethink it. So I settled on a 3 because it wasn’t the best book, but the story line was satisfying. That being said, I don’t overly recommend it, but if you’re looking for a road trip book or if you’re into the bad boy act you should check it out.


Aug 24, 2011

Is the first of her books I read... and I wasn't quite impressed... it was kind of boring..
The one thing I liked is the humor she uses to write... but the story is boring...


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Nov 17, 2010

Indigo_Cat_26 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 16


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