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1 Concert
2000 Miles
3 Ex-Best Friends

Alice, Summer, and Tiernan are ex-best friends.

Back in middle school, the three girls were inseparable. They were also the number one fans of the rock band Level3.

But when the band broke up, so did their friendship. Summer ran with the popular crowd, Tiernan was a rebellious wild-child, and Alice spent high school with her nose buried in...more
Hardcover, 325 pages
Published June 12th 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Hallie
Jul 29, 2012 Hallie rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya
I was going to give this a two-and-a-half-star rating, with three stars showing, but then saw the average rating here and decided to go with my first thought, which was two-and-a-half showing two. Read this on the recommendation of someone I'd never taken a rec from before, because I liked the sound of a funny road-trip story with a broken friendship that gets repaired over the course of the road-trip/book. But. I thought the execution of the story was quite weak, with that sort of charactizatio...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Reunited is one of those stories that stays with you for some time. I have read lot's of road trip books and I loved them all and when I read Reunited it reminded me of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants how they all start out as best friends and then there are little things that build to big things and there is a fallout and the girls are no longer friends.

In Reunited Summer, Tiernan, and Alice are best friends who do everything together and even love the same band Level3. Then Freshmen yea...more
Mary (BookHounds)
MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT



Take three best friends from junior high with one giant misunderstanding that causes them to hate each other, mix in some musical love and give them four years to marinated and grow up and you will get this wonderful debut, Reunited. Alice, the brainy one, hears an advertisement for a reunion concert for the band Level3 and buys tickets thinking they could all reunite as well and road trip to the show. The trio of girls had seriously bonded over the group when they were in mid...more
Katie McGarry
What an amazingly written book! Graham has done the very difficult job of capturing the distinct voices of three very different girls.

But what I found the most enduring is that Graham nails the crazy emotions of three ex-best friends struggling to find independence in the world surrounding them while trying to rebuild their friendship.

Friendships are never easy and, as we grow up, our insecurities can destroy ourselves and our relationships. Graham delves into this world, mastering the right m...more
Faiza CodeNameMilo
Top 10 reasons to really LIKE this book:

1) Road Trip!


2) Friendship is the focus which is a refreshing change.


3) A story about fallout between friends.


4) We all have that one (*cough* or ten *cough*) bands from early (*cough* or late *cough*) teen-hood we crazily obsessed and made googly eyes over.


5) I happily searched the recesses of my music archives for pop bands from back in the day to play with the book.


6) I pretended that Level3 was Hanson.
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7) Fan-girling in the book, lots of it!
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8) This Scoo...more
Ashelynn
First things first: I didn’t want to read Reunited when I first heard about it. I probably skimmed the cover and thought, “meh.” Which, guys, this happens to me a LOT. You would think by now I would learn, but alas, I haven’t . . so when Julie asked me if I was willing to read Reunited, I was thinking er. . . and decided to read what Reunited was about and thought, “Oh hey, this book might be good!”

I was wrong. This book is AMAZING! One of my favorite books of 2012, I swear. (I keep saying that,...more
Kaye
Okay, first of all, we can't start this party off without a little mention of the cover. Just take a moment to scroll up and look at that. From the moment the ARC slipped out of the package and into my hands, the feeling I got was, "Summer is here, so slather on the sunscreen and let's get some beach reading done!"

I kid you not. That shade of yellow is definitely an eye-catcher.

Anyway, down to what's inside that pretty package. The story centers around Alice, Summer and Tiernan - three best frie...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Genre* YA
*Rating* 4.0

*Review*

Four years ago, Alice Miller, Tiernan O’Leary, and Summer Dalton were best friends and Level 3 idolizers. They did almost everything together. They were so obsessed with the band that they covered the entire inside of a 1976 VW Camper (called the Pea Pod) with pictures of the band and themselves. Level 3 broke up at the beginning of their freshmen year because of family issues and shortly thereafter, after an incident at the Winter Wonderland Dance, a final wedge wa...more
Lenore Appelhans
1. The squirrel scene will likely be the funniest thing I read all year. Hilar!

2. I love the serendipity of road trips and how anything can happen. Sure, this particular road trip has its share of mishaps, but they ALL result in excellent stories to tell the grandkids one day.

3. The way these three girls friendship revolved around a band and then imploded around the time the band broke up resonates, and its fitting that Alice believes the band's reunification means it's time to patch up the frie...more
Jamie
Once in a great while, a book comes a long that I feel I can really relate to. Reunited is one of those books. Every time I go anywhere with my best friends, some sort of unrealistic shenanigans happen to us. The same is true with Alice, Teirnan, and Summer in Reunited. They used to be the best of friends until one night it all ended and throughout this book, the reader wonders what happened to cause such issues between girls who seem to be true soul sisters. Sure, they’re all different in their...more
A.C. Gaughen
This is the book I wish someone had given me right before I entered college. Maybe even earlier, but what I LOVED about this book was that I am SO an Alice--I am so the girl looking for the patterns of fate in everything, looking for the plan, looking for the way everything connects and has a grand master plan that over-arches all of my very human planning. And man do I wish that I had a book like this that's a snarky whirlwind of unplanned hilarity, and epic battle of control freak vs. the real...more
Emma  Hoke
LOVED this book! It was so quirky and original, with three totally wonderful and distinct narrators. I liked how it focused more on the relationship between Tiernan, Summer and Alice more than any sort of romance (though there is a bit-- what would a book be without it?!). Although they're each so different, the author really captured the essential base of their friendship and the chemistry between the three. I think each person who reads this book could connect with one of the girls in some way...more
Heather
So, you ever read a book that makes you want to go back to high school? No? Me either. But this makes me want to go back to the summer between graduation and college. It also makes me want to send this book to a best friend that I can no longer even call friend. The kind I've known since I was in first grade. The kind that was there when my first child was born. Then something bad happened and I walked away, but I miss her. That's what kind of book this is, it makes you miss those friends that r...more
Jessica
Hilary Weisman Graham's Reunited takes a look at what really makes people friends and whether the past can be set aside in order to re-spark a previous friendship.

The story begins with disappointments and the high school graduation of three ex-best friends. After finding out that her summer abroad has been cancelled, Alice is hoping for a new laptop as a grad gift, but gets a refurbished 1976 VW camper van called the Pea Pod instead. While she's breaking in her new wheels, Alice hears her ex-fav...more
Tara
REVIEW ORIGINALLY POSTED http://hobbitsies.net/wordpress/2012/...

I connected with Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham on a scary level. Well, not all that scary, but basically me and my friends were obsessed with a boy band when we were younger (Dream Street, and I won’t say I’m not still obsessed) and I never got to see them perform – which is a whole other story in itself.

Anyway, so I loved the whole concept of Reunited and I was able to connect with all of the characters off the bat because our...more
Chelsey
What an absolutely cute and heartwarming book!! This story takes us, the readers, on a road trip with three girls who USED to be friends; weird, huh? Alice Miller finds out that her favorite boy band is getting back together for a one time reunion show, so why can’t she and her two ex- best friends? Spontaneously she purchases $200 tickets to the one time concert in hopes that they will attend. Before she knows it Summer and Tiernan are riding alongside her in her newly refurbished van (that’s a...more
Joanna
Won an ARC through a Goodreads Giveaway, thanks Hilary & Goodreads!

I wasn't suprirsed by how much I enjoyed Hilary Weisman Graham's debut novel Reunited. I love stories featuring roadtrips and nostalgia so before starting I was prepared to fly through this contentedly. I wasn't prepared to immediately relate with three wonderfully realistic and flawed characters, and get caught up in their slapstick misadventures en route to the Level3 concert.

It would be easy to write off Reunited as fluf...more
Riya
Originally posted at The Teen Book Guru


**This review is based on an Advance Readers Copy (thank you S&S!)**

Hilary Weisman Graham's debut is a fun, bubbly and heartwarming coming-of-age story of friendship, love, and ultimately, finding yourself and being true to who you are --- no matter what. It's one of those books that has a little bit of everything, for everyone... one of my favorite YA Contemporary reads of 2012 so far!


Reunited was one of those books that I just loved from the very begi...more
Andrea
Three high school graduates. One pea green VW bus. A roadtrip to Austin to see their favorite band, Level3, reunited. REUNITED had all the makings for the exact sort of Contemporary Young Adult story I love.

The girls who make up REUNITED are three very different, distinct girls. Alice is the organizer. She is a sweet, well-meaning but a bit exasperating control freak. Tiernan is the rebel. She's abrasive, infuriating, uses humor to mask emotion, and I completely adored her. Summer is the sweeth...more
Marian
I thought this story was very enjoyable. Have you ever wondered what it was like to be reunited with friends you haven't spoken with in years? Well, this story depicts that, and boy is it awkward.

I found the main characters to be very interesting, because they didn't really fit into molds. For instance, Summer was popular but also artistic. Tiernan is rebellious but also looking for acceptance. Alice is the naive and calm leader of the group, but you definitely don't want to get on her bad side!...more
Kimberly Sabatini
Want a perfect YA book for the summer? REUNITED is it!!!!! The Pea Pod ( a pea green 1976 VW camper van) houses three ex-best friends, on a less than ideal, two thousand mile road trip to go back in time and see a one-time only reunion concert for their favorite middle school band, Level3. But sometimes, things that are less than ideal have a way of being the best things that ever happened. Take a ride with Alice, Summer and Tiernan--you won't regret it.
Laci
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Jamie
Being a child of the nineties, I am no stranger to boy band fandom. So the thought of three girls traveling across the country in a beat up camper all for their favorite band's reunion show gets me pretty excited. I also get pretty excited about post-high school YA and multiple points of view - another few things that can be found in this novel.

When Alice's parents gift her with a running Pea Pod after graduation, her mind instantly flies to a summer-long road trip with her best friend. Friend g...more
MaryBookSwarm
There's just something about a road-trip book that makes me happy--and want to travel, of course. In fact, I had to resist the impulse to buy myself a 1967 VW Microbus like the girls had and travel the US (I really would like to do something like that someday--but in a bit more comfort than a Microbus).



The three girls, while BFFs and rabid Level3 fangirls all through middle school, had a serious falling out (one they refuse to talk about, allowing the resentment to fester) and parted ways in hig...more
Jessica
I cannot believe this was Hilary's debut novel because it was absolutely FANTASTIC! There's nothing better than reading about a summer road trip of three ex-best friends during a nice summer day! The girls are all so different, but completely lovable in their own way that they made they made the book as awesome as it could be.

Alice heard of the Level3's reunion tour, the same band who united the once best friends so many years ago before their falling out. Before she could chicken out, Alice bo...more
Hannah
I wanted to love this book. The whole idea sounded like so much fun - I love road trip books, especially ones set in the summer after high school. And three ex-best friends reuniting to see their ex-favorite band perform is such a cool idea. Reunited sounded like a book I could love, but unfortunately, it didn't happen.

The unique concept caused for a fun plot, but I believe the characters suffered from it. To me, they fell flat. Alice is the brainy, control-freak-ish one; Tiernan is the troubled...more
Tammy Dahle
My Thoughts:
I'm calling this one "The Perfect Summer Read"
This debut novel by Hilary Weiman Graham is funny as well as touching.
First let me tell you that I LOVE the cover of Reunited. It's eye catching yellow screams to be picked up. The girls holding the map yells adventure.
And it is! It's a road trip you will love being a part of.
Do you remember the friends you had in middle school? The all night giggle sessions? Making up award winning dances to your favorite boy bands in your living room? T...more
Olivia
4.5/5 stars!

I loved this book! I have been wanting to read this since the first time that I saw it. It just looked like it would be so much fun to read. I have also heard many good reviews over it, so my expectations were pretty high and I can say that this didn't disappoint!

Reunited tells the story of three ex-best friends; Summer, Alice, and Tiernan. Their friendship ended in middle school over a big misunderstanding and when their favorite band, Level3, broke up. When Level3 announces a one-t...more
Sarah (The Book Life)
What could be better than a cross country road trip with your three best friends, or ex-best friends, as the case may be? This book packs so much fun, mayhem, laughter, tears, and girlbonding into one amazing story. I love a book that can deliver unique, kick ass characters, crazy adventures, and music. Reunited delivers all of these in spades!

Alice, Summer, and Tiernan are as different as any three girls could be, but they have two things in common, their love of the band Level3 and the fact t...more
Allison Crosato
Alice, Tiernan and Summer were best friends who shared everything, especially their fondness for the band level3. That is until the night of their freshman winter formal dance when their friendship like their favorite band broke up. Fresh from their high school graduations they learn Level3 will reunite for a one night only charity concert. On a whim Alice buys three tickets. She hopes her ex-bestfriends will come with her, and as if by fate Alice’s parents gifting her the 1967 Volkswagen bus th...more
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Hilary Weisman Graham is an award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter, and novelist.
She lives in rural New Hampshire with her husband and son, roughly thirty minutes away from the nearest grocery store.
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