The Ride Home

ISBN-10: 1459821424
ISBN-13: 9781459821422
Author: Anderson-Dargatz, Gail
Interest Level: 4-7
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Publication Date: January 2020

Copyright: 2020

Page Count: 128

Series: Orca Currents

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Interest Level

Grades 4-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: Y
Lexile: HL490L
Accelerated Reader Level: 3.5
Accelerated Reader Points: 2.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Bullying

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

JUVENILE FICTION / Lifestyles / Country Life

Mark is a city kid who has come to a small town to live with his grandmother after his mom goes into rehab. He has to take a school bus home for the first time. The long, noisy ride home is nothing like riding city transit. There?s some kind of secret code of where you?re allowed to sit, the kids scream non-stop, and there?s pudding and cheese flying through the air. Someone even tries to set Mark?s seat on fire. Mark quickly decides that all these kids are nuts and does his best to avoid interacting with any of them. But when the bus is involved in a serious accident, Mark has to work with a couple of other students to get everybody to safety. He soon learns that he has more in common with these rural kids than he would ever have imagined. In turns funny and heartbreaking, The Ride Home is about learning that not everything is as it seems and that everyone has a story.
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