Wish You Were Here, by Shoup, Barbara
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- ISBN: 9780738713557 | 0738713554
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 5/1/2008
Jackson Watt's senior year should have been a blast, girl-chasing and partying with his best friend Brady. But a few days before school starts, Brady runs away without telling anyone. Rumors fly about where Brady could be: thumbing his way from boring Indianapolis across the country, protesting in an anti-nuke rally, or shadowing the Grateful Dead. When the rumors stop, Jax tries to forget. But how do you forget your best friend? Now everything in Jax's world is changing. His mom gets remarried to a straight-laced guy with two young and scared daughters, meaning a new family, a new house, and a new role as well-adjusted stepbrother. For a few days, everyone seems happy and Jax falls in love during an all-family Florida honeymoon. But news that his biological father has had a serious accident hauls him back to reality. Not until a life-changing road trip to Graceland does Jax learn to accept the past yearand what it means to grow up.