Rules of the Road (Rules of the Road, #1)

By Joan Bauer

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Meet Jenna Boller, star employee at Gladstone Shoe Store in Chicago. Standing a gawky 5'11" at 16 years old, Jenna is the kind of girl most likely to stand out in the crowd for all the wrong reasons. But that doesn't stop Madeline Gladstone, the president of Gladstone's Shoes 176 outlets in 37 states, from hiring Jenna to drive her cross country in a last ditch effort to s Meet Jenna Boller, star...

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July 7th 2005 by Corgi Childrens

(first published 1998)

Quotes From "Rules of the Road (Rules of the Road, #1)"

"My grandma always said that God made libraries so that people didn't have any excuse to be stupid."
"It seemed to me that the people who made the rules of the road had figured out everything that would help a person drive safely right down to having a sign that tells you you're passing through a place where deer cross. Somebody should stick up some signs on the highway of life.

CAUTION: JERKS CROSSING.

Blinking yellow lights when you're about to to something stupid.

Stop signs in front of people who could hurt you.

Green lights shining when you're doing the right thing.

It would make the whole experience easier."
"Some things go too deep for words."
"Cope or die."
"Mom's note on the dining room table to me and Faith read:

Daughters of mine,
In case you haven't noticed, no one has seen the top of our dining room table in months. I seem to recall it is oak, but as the days dwindle by, I'm less and less sure. Perhaps this is because your school books, files, papers, magazines, letters, underwear, etc., are shielding it from normal use. My goal for you, dear offspring, to be accomplished in twenty-four hours (no excuses), is the clearing/exhuming of this space so that we may gather around it once again and spend quality time. Even though I am working the night shift, I will still be watching. Do it or die.

Your loving mother"
"Now I see that it isn't the problems along the way that make us or break us. It's how we learn to stand and face them that makes the difference."
"I looked at her from the corner of my eye. Some people are hard to imagine as children."
"She shoved her can right under his chin. "Don't mess with seniors," she growled at him."

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