When Brit’s parents drop her off at her grandparent’s house, they plan that Brit will merely be keeping watch on her elderly matriarch. But little do they know Nannie has a three-state road trip planned, with Brit as the driver. Brit has only had her driver’s license for eleven days, but its her job to pick up Nannie’s college roommates and take them to their sixty-fifth college reunion.
Dangerous interstates, and missed exits are nothing, though, compared with the real challenge that Brit must face. One of Nannie’s friends is confined to a nursing home, and they must “rescue” her. While chauffeuring these elderly women, and listening to their backseat reminiscing Brit learns to appreciate the elderly.
I enjoyed “Hit the Road.” Caroline B. Cooney is a great writer when it comes to depicting realistic people in situations that would otherwise be unrealistic. Along the way Cooney also manages to teach important lessons about how the elderly should be treated. I would recommend “Hit the Road,” for its great theme and memorable characters.