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We Picked Up

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Ever wonder what it's like to thumb from Atlantic to Pacific and back again? We Picked Up puts you right on the travel route alongside two seventeen-year-old friends, and asks you to rely on your wits. This adventurous, funny, and spirited novel, based on a true story, is two teenage boys' expansive search for meaning and truth in our increasingly jaded American culture. ...more
Published June 6th 2014 by Balboa Press
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Rick Bylina
Jul 20, 2014 Rick Bylina rated it really liked it
Confession. I hitchhiked back in the timeframe in which Otto and Roger, two 17-year-old's from New Jersey, started their cross-country journey of unintentional self-discovery and Americana. The language and framing of the culture captured in this book are a time capsule of the period. Sometimes it gets in the way of the story telling; sometimes it gives us a portal to the mores and attitudes of the day without a filter. Kudos for little or no filter. WE PICKED UP is not BLUE HIGHWAYS or TRAVELS ...more
Oct 16, 2014 Jesse rated it really liked it
"I loved my position on the Earth. It was like having the whole United States in front of me. I lifted my arms as if cradling the nation in my arms. This great body of water carried no subordinate names, like bay, cove, inlet, sound or kill. It was ocean, the biggest in the world."

I never bother to think of hitch-hiking as a means of transportation, but reading this well-written novel has me vying for a cross-country trip, solely relying on the good faith of others. If you are interested in a re
Min Shin
Oct 15, 2014 Min Shin rated it it was amazing
its a youthful story that captures the mind and spirit of a seventeen year old teenage boy harnessing life and everything it has to offer. the characters are real with their own set of foibles but their humor and innocence always brings the readers back on the road. it's a quick and delectable read. highly recommend it!
Aug 15, 2014 Annie rated it really liked it
I truly enjoyed this story!! Lots of genuine life lessons, humor and excitement. Extremely well written! Will recommend to others for sure!
Scott Harrell
Sep 23, 2014 Scott Harrell rated it it was amazing
I'm biased. The author is a dear friend
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