Are We There Yet? Paperback – 1 Aug 2013
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About the Author
David Levithan was not born in France, Milwaukee or Olympia, Washington. He did not go to Eton, Harvard Law School or Oxford University. He is not the author of War and Peace, Hollywood Wives: The New Generation or The Baby-sitters Club #8: Boy-crazy Stacey. He has not won the Newbery Medal, the Pulitzer Prize, the Bausch & Lomb Science Award or the race for eleventh-grade vice president. He currently does not live in Manhattan.
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Then it's different. My sister and I had nothing much to do with each other as children but the death of our mother reunited us.
In this story, the elder brother cares for his younger brother but they grow apart until their parents send them n on a holiday together, which they are both dreading.
On this holiday they drift even further apart until another person reunites them again.
I read this book in virtually one sitting. I wanted to get to the end to see what happened but I also did not want to get to the end because I didn't want to part with the characters.
They say that `all roads lead to Rome.' Like one of the brothers in this book, I met an old friend in Rome, from whom I'd drifted apart. I've heard other people tell the same tale.
It's a bit like those pilgrimage observations where you have to travel a long distance to get back to the place where you first started.
The book began to drag for me in the second third, where the characterisation was in place but not much seemed to be happening. Mind you the book is short and fast enough for this to be a minor complaint, and it does pick up after that to the point I was actually left wanting more, but I always am with Levithan's solo efforts!
If you've never read David levithan before I'd recommend starting with Will Grayson, Will Grayson which he co-authored, so you can see if his style's for you, and if you are familiar with him Are We There Yet is a nice addition to a strong body of work.
Born seven years apart, Danny and Elijah are complete opposites - Danny is a workaholic advertising guru and Elijah is a high school student who is more interested in chilling out and getting stoned than really being engaged with the world. And their relationship is incredibly strained - they have very little in common and are sent on holiday together by their parents but aren't really interested in spending any time together.
I found both of them frustrating, but Elijah in particular was quite likable, despite his pretty laid-back attitude towards life. I do wish there had been more about Julia's past as I found it quite hard to understand her behaviour, which wasn't really wierd but rather quite random. What I did like though was that there wasn't a huge focus on the relationships between Julie and the brothers, instead it was more of a hint of what could have been.
Although the relationship between the brothers changes during the course of their journey, I found it quite hard to pinpoint exactly when it evolved, which is both a positive and a negative - a positive because there's nothing worse than the blatant 'let's love each other now' moment, and a negative in that I didn't really understand why their relationship changed and they became closer.
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