Greyhound by Steffan Piper
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
"The skin across my face was taut & smooth like plaster"
We start off meeting Sebastian Ranes as he is packing to leave his home in California & head to his grandparents home on the other side of the country.
His mother & her boyfriend take him to a Greyhound station in the middle of the night & send him on his way, on his own to travel 2,575 miles.
The book documents his journey as an 11 yr old as he travels. The people he meets, the stops & what happens at each one, the one person who befriends him & help him along the way, even giving him some life advice & helping him grow up a little.
The book wasn't great, it wasn't bad either. It was interesting. To imagine riding on a bus for 3 days straight & knowing all the while that your mother 'dumped' you for yet another boyfriend & you were in the way.
Marcus Franklin ends up getting on the bus about 2 stops into Sebastian's ride & they fast become friends being the back seat riders. Sebastian then has someone to look out for him... & look out for him is definitely needed in areas where strangers have horrible intentions & family abandon Sebastian again at various stops where they promise to check on him.
Its definitely not a must read... but it was a good read to pass time.
& will definitely make you go back to your memory bank of Daryl Hall & John Oats songs :)
"The last person I thought about before I fell asleep was my friend, Marcus Franklin"
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