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Take Me There by Carolee Dean
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Oct 08, 2011

really liked it
Read in September, 2011

Take Me There was a story about a 17 year old boy who grew up without a father because his father was states away in prison. Growing up, noone talked to him about his father or why his dad was locked away. He grew up knowing nothing about his family's past. As he travels down the "bad" road, winding up in juvie and struggling to break out of the gang crowd, he makes a last ditch effort to figure out who he is by running to meet his father who is waiting his execution date just two weeks off. Half of the book is about Dylan Jr trying to piece his family's life together to get answers... and then trying to decide what is the "right" thing to do. Because what is the truth and what is right don't always measure up against each other.

Jess is a beautiful rich girl who wants people to like her for who she is, not for how much money her father has in the bank. Dylan Jr and Jess met as young adolescents and as Dylan was in and out of schools because his mother moved him all across the Californian state to outrun her memories, Jess lived a good life in the sense that she was gorgeous, had friends, had money. They meet again as Dylan is a mechanic and her Beemer has is busted. But Jess is smart and can see through the rough exterior to Dylan's heart of gold. He would do anything to feel worthy of Jess's love, but has trouble letting himself feel enough to take her into his heart.

Take Me There is about letting love rule, forgiveness and doing what you believe is right in the face of death- no matter what. It's an easy read, though the topic is heavy. And the ending leaves some unanswered questions.
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Anjolie Lopez Now this defiantly sounds like a book I want to read! Thanx for the great review!

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