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Exit Here.

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  2,960 ratings  ·  269 reviews
Enter apathy.

Travis is back from college for the summer, and he's just starting to settle in to the usual pattern at home: drinking, drugging, watching porn, and hooking up.

But Travis isn't settling in like he used to; something isn't right. Maybe it's that deadly debauch in Hawaii, the memories of which Travis can't quite shake. Maybe it's Laura, Travis's ex, who reap...more
ebook, 464 pages
Published June 17th 2008 by Simon Pulse (first published May 1st 2007)
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Meryl
Oct 02, 2011 Meryl rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NO ONE. NO ONE!!!
Shelves: waste-of-paper
Oh mah odd, I cannot begin to explain how terrible and disappointing this book was. I thought it would be one of those angsty unforgettable books that you throw at all your friends because it changed your life. WRONG.

This book was unbelievably redundant: trashy, horny white kids who do coke ALL THE TIME and listen to crappy music. That's all this book was about. Every other page was "snorting rails" or having sex. There is a slut and every single character must be good-looking and the protagonis...more
Jessica
Everyone has a small collection of books on their shelves at home that speak to you in a way no one will ever understand. It's those few books that have made you cry, have changed your life, have made you think in a completely different way. 'Exit Here' by Jason Myers is one of those books.

Though the content is raw, inappropriate, and absolutely crude, it's realistic. It's scary. It's chilling. It gives you goosebumps and it shows the good and the bad of the human nature. It isn't formatted and...more
Calcitrix
Could this book be more misogynistic? Nothing really bad happens to any of the male characters (Cliff being the exception, I guess), yet we see almost the entire female cast suffer sexual or physical abuse, end up HIV positive or dead, thought of only as sex objects or as the subject of fashion jokes. How am I supposed to feel any sympathy at all for the main character Travis, who is the world's biggest jerk, hypocrite, and pathetic whiny loser?

Who was this book really written for? Someone plea...more
Gretchen
Supposedly this is a YA novel, but it reads like a 30-something trying to write like a teenager. I was completely confused by what the time period was supposed to be--references to Wonder Years, Mr. Belvedere, and Saved by the Bell combined with vast amounts of cocaine made me think it was the 80's but cell phones and text messaging made me think otherwise. Not a modern-forward thinking book on any level. Jim Beam, American Apparel, and 400 Blows must have paid Myers for product placement. Chara...more
Alhamm11
I have just joined this site, and I figured this book should be the first book I put a review in for.
Jason Myers is such a powerful writer! His material he gives is so raw and there's no skirting around the powerful and intense words that he puts on the page. "Exit Here" is one of my ultimate favorite books and everything written in it is so in your face and it hits you like a brick wall.
the character is simply mysterious in his own way, and he doesn't always do the right things but he has the...more
Adam
I can't believe that this dude essentially rewrote LESS THAN ZERO then managed to get Simon Pulse to package this as a YA book. I was kind of fascinated that this was the dumbing-down of a great book... and then incredibly irritated that I read this entire thing.

The author's bio is priceless: "Jason Myers has lived the EXIT HERE LIFE... lived close enough to guys like Travis to know how to tell this story right." If that doesn't stand out as a plea to take his 'creds' seriously, then I don't kn...more
Anastasia Hudson
Oct 04, 2011 Anastasia Hudson rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like crappy books
This Book is about this poor little rich white boy who wants to make a "Change" in his life and start over. So how does he show the reader this, you ask? He continues to party and drink and do drugs and have sex. Yep all the good stuff. And this goes on forever. Mind you, he's in college a time in your life where these things should be understandable and okay to do. Anyway this book is fulled with card board cut outs of what Jason Myers calls characters and scenes in the book that are there to "...more
Lana Barber
When I was reading this book, I was in an angsty kind of mood. I wanted to read something from YA fiction to fuel that feeling. I don't normally read things from the young adult section, but this book surprised me by being something very...enjoyable.

I think that there are a lot of YA books out there that have been fluffed up by people who want to be careful what they say to teenagers, they have been embellished until the story no longer resembles anything close to reality, or they are written by...more
Mallory Mcandrew
Oct 23, 2011 Mallory Mcandrew rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Mallory by: Maggy Greenway
Exit Here by Jason Myers is a very good book. His imagination for this book is wonderful. The drugs, smoking, and alcohol are a daily routine for main character Travis Wayne. After high school in California, Travis went to college in Arizona but dropped out without telling his parents and took off for Hawaii. He did some bad things while he was there for about a week. When he came home, he thought things were going to be how they were before he left for college. Unfortunately things cannot be pi...more
Colby
I'm not done yet, but nothing this book does from this point on can redeem it. It's so horrible and stupid I just can't.
UPDATE: (finished)

So we know that old saying don’t judge a book by its cover, right?


God, isn’t that just a great cover?
Which is why I am SO ANGRY that this book sucks as much as it does. I’ve been wanting to read Exit Here because of its cover for the longest time and last week I found it at a low price, so I went for it. And that was a bad decision…in fact, I’m definitely thin...more
Jason Kurtz
Sex, drugs, and rock and roll—a few of the cornerstones of realistic young adult literature. Now throw in a good portion of porn, rape, murder and a cast of callus, delinquent (even criminal) characters that have no respect for themselves or others—yes, we are still talking about young adult fiction. All of these, and more, can be found in "Exit Here" (2007), by Jason Myers.

So what could possibly be the value of having a book like Exit Here on the young adult classroom or library shelf?

Myers t...more
Cara
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Kim
"I lean closer to her, planting my hands above her shoulders, and we rub the tips of our tongues together. 'Spit in my mouth,' she says. I draw a glob of saliva to the front of my mouth and drop it into hers. 'Awesome,' she swallows." Ah, young love...

God, am I glad to have finished this book. This is probably one of the top five worst books I've ever read...I don't think I've ever rated a book one star before! When I read the author's note I learned that Exit Here is his first book - and you kn...more
Mayra
Mar 03, 2008 Mayra rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mature teens.
Travis goes to college and has a chance in life but after a trip to Hawaii he's life changes.He drops out of college and returns home.He does drugs and parties but after a while , he discovers that his ex is dating somebody else and that life is not like what it used to be.His friends have changed for the worst.Cliff is into some dirty business and his life is at risk.Chris's girlfriend is unfaithful to him but yet Travis can't say nothing.Travis's sister is doing drugs and partying with people...more
Marisa
Imagine you are returning to your hometown and nothing is the same. Your future seems bleek, your boyfriend or girlfriend of 5 years now has a new relationship. All of your best friends have gone off the deep end, including yourself. Drugs are the only thing there is to turn to. Your parents don't trust nor like you and they keep pushing for things that just aren't possible. Maybe this doesn't seem too bad just yet, but it gets a whole lot worse.
In the novel Exit Here by Jason Meyers, Travis,...more
Samantha Wise
Samantha Wise

Specific events & Plot : There is a nineteen year old boy named Travis Wayne who flunks out of college and goes back home. When Travis was thirteen him and his buddies started selling and smoking weed. Now one of his best friends Kyle is a coke dealer and all of them do coke and get drunk almost every night. When Travis gets home from college he starts partying , going out and getting messed up. He starts hanging out with his old friends Kyle, Michael, Claire and Emily. One nig...more
Lola
Travis is your average cool kid who has it all going for him – tons of drugs, rad friends, an amazing girlfriend and rich parents. Not to mention his “Johnny Depp” good looks. However, after returning from a year in school and a particularly nasty trip in Hawaii, things aren’t the same for Trav. His friends notice, his family notices and Travis can tell as well. As he tries to put his former life back together he realizes that maybe it wasn’t ever together in the first place.

I liked this book...more
Kaylie
This book is told in 1st person by Travis (the main character). Exit Here about a 19 year old boy named Travis Wayne. Travis is caught up in a lot of drugs, alcohol, he doesn’t work, and he just dropped out of college. He has nothing going for him in his life at all when he comes home from Hawaii. Before he left after Senior Year of HighSchool, he was the popular kid that had the highest reputation (which wasn't always good.) Everyone and anyone knew who Travis Wayne was. His father had Travis'...more
Karina
The reason that I kept reading the book was because, to me it was very interseting and something that caught my attention because some of the things it talks about in the book also can relate to my own life and the things that I have seen go on around my friends and at parties. My favorite character had to be the main character, Travis. The reason that he was my favorite character probably was because out of everybody in the book he seemed to have things more in control in his life then most of...more
Morgan
I picked this up from the library's new release shelf (something like five years ago, mind you) and was already home when I realized it was YA fiction. It wasn't because I saw the genre printed on the back. No, this book reads like it was written by a relatively vapid individual who knows little to nothing about building a solid story. I don't think it's necessary for books intended for tweens to be poorly written, devoid of substance, or lacking emotional maturity. It's basically doing a disser...more
Dylan
This book was really good, even if it took me a long time to finish it.

It's about a nineteen year old boy named Travis Wayne, who hangs out with the wrong crowd. He starts doing coke while in Hawaii, and leaves in fear of something that happens there. Would be a spoiler to say what happens, but the book was really great.

In essence, it's about self doubt and learning what it means to have a purpose in life. The main character is empty inside and confused. I really did enjoy going on the journey w...more
Jasmine
Jul 01, 2009 Jasmine rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who read VICE magazine
Shelves: own, well-that-sucked
This book annoyed me. The entire time I read it.

I feel as if Myers relied too much on physical descriptions of characters, as if describing what a person wears gives an accurate portrayal of their personality.
It’s littered with hipster references that have nothing to do with the plot or story at hand. They’re simply there. Annoying in a way only a hipster could love.

Once you're able to ignore the constant plugging for the hipster lifestyle the severe drug abuse and general lack of interest in l...more
Jessica
Wow that is what i have to say about this book is WOW! You can read anymore things as Raw as this book. i have to say if it wasnt so foward i would not like it. SO basic info it is about travis and he just came home from a trip from Hawii and something happend in that trip something that changed him as a person becuase he isnt the same travis that his old buddies come to relize when he is home longer. all of these kids are just basicly snoty rich kids that are coke heads and all they do isparty...more
Lydia
I read this book a year ago and it was seriously one of the most amazing books I've read in a long time. Yes this beats John Green and Cassie Clare and Stephen King and Jeremy Randolph and all of my other favorite authors! The surrealism I feel every time I read this book just makes me love it even more. I wouldn't go to say that it's my favorite book of all time but it sure is up there!! I recommend to anyone that sees this book sitting on a shelf somewhere to pick it up and buy, for it is a bo...more
Brooklynn
Jul 21, 2009 Brooklynn rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
Recommended to Brooklynn by: Chloe
Lets get this straight, this book was really screwed up.
I don't ever want to read a book with that much swearing in it again.
In the end, it was fairly pointless and the subplot was way too buried in everything else to make any difference or impact.
However, the writing style was fairly enjoyable. (Minus the profanity) It was original and seemingly rough around the edges. Which fit the book very well.
The ending of the book was fitting, doing all the characters justice. Which isnt much to say,...more
Kemireads!
The author tries so hard to make it edgy, it got annoying. He also tries to garner sympathy for the main character. Yeah right. Why should I feel bad for some spoiled rich little coke head with no sense of responsibility? It was awful. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for books with sex scenes and drug use, but it got annoying when every other moment they were getting high. *SPOILER* And it was especially annoying how the exact same thing happened to Kyle, Chris, and Travis.
Julie
Too much alcohol. Too much cocaine. Too many cigarettes.

Travis: everything in your life would be better if you'd get a good night's sleep, eat some good food, and stay sober for two ore three days every week.

So. Much. Angst.

This book made me melancholy and feel unhealthy. I wish I hadn't read it.
Jessica
This book is raw, but honest. I can't say I enjoyed reading it because most of the things in the book feels real and wrong and at some point it makes you feel sick, but there was something pulling me to read it until the end, like a hard drug that you hate but love at the same time.
Garrett Oates
The first novel of Jason Myers, Exit Here., introduces us to Travis Wayne, a nineteen year-old who has just returned to his hometown the summer following a difficult first year of college. Travis is a rebel, living the punk lifestyle, in a world of sex, booze, and drugs. He lives with his wealthy parents and sister, and his relationship with them, especially his father, is strained. He has a small group of friends he hangs out with regularly, doing drugs and having promiscuous sex with any girl...more
Meredith
In the end, I am not sure if this was meant to be a scare-teens-about-the-horrors-of-sex-drugs-and-rocknroll, or not.
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Jason Myers was born in 1980 and raised on a farm ten miles outside of the small town of Dysart, Iowa. After
he graduated high school, he moved to San Francisco where he studied
film at the Academy of Art University. It was there, after taking a
Screenwriting 3 class that he met and studied under the inspiring instructor
and author James Dalessandro. James helped Myers grasp the value of
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“But the thing is, my slate will never be swiped clean--this will never fade into the background and become some sort of learning experience or bump in the road. The shit that happened in my life and this book is real. And because I finally woke up to that whole realization much too late--the realization that life really happens and there is always a consequence for your actions--I lost everything in some sense, but in a weird kind of great way, if you flip it all around, I may have gained the most important thing of all: the truth.
I can live with that.”
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