Hit The Road, Manny (The Manny Files #2)
Cue the pretend drum-roll: Keats's parents have a big surprise. No, they're not having a new baby. It's -- wait for it, wait for it -- a family road trip!
Okay, so this is not exactly the birthday present Keats had in mind (no iPod?!), but when Dad parks a rented RV in the Dalinger's driveway, Keats piles in with the rest of his family -- and the manny, of course -- bou...more
Hit the Road Manny is moreso Manny's story, though still told from Keats point of view. We continue to see his upbeat zaniness, but we also get to see some more vulnerable moments, as well as go into his past. Keats now know ...more
I would say the only reason this gets 4 stars and not 5 for me is that for me, the main character at times stretches the boundaries of what is believable. I get that he's precocious and advanced for a fourht ...more
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Keats is looking forward to having a fun summer with his family and the manny at home but his parents have a big surprise for him: a road trip!
Packed into an RV, Keats' family – his mom, dad, three sisters and the manny – all set out on a fabulous adventure across America.
On the way, th ...more
This one definitely had a more serious theme than the first one, which just alludes to the manny and Uncle max being gay until the very last page. This one really addresses it, ...more
More thought provoking than the first book. It was also very funny, but of the two, I would be much more likely to reread the first.
I liked the way it deals with some of the issues facing many today.
Loved the parallels of the book they were reading on the trip with what was going on in the story.