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In the Path of Falling Objects by Andrew  Smith
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Dec 07, 2011

really liked it
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Two brothers of a mother who ran off, a father who's in jail in a nother state, and an older brother who enlited and went to fight in Vietnam, decide to take the family horse and travel to Arizona to see their father when he gets out of jail. The horse dies shortly after the trip starts and teh rest is downhill from there for Jonah and Simon. They get picked up by a beautiful girl and a psychopath, and spend the next several interminable days on the road to hell.

Interspersed with the dreadful and suspenseful story of their road trip are letters from Matthew, the brother in 'Nam, that Jonah has saved in his pack. The mood of these seem to follow along with how bad things get in the book, until both stories culminate in tragedy. For Jonah and Simon, however, there is a silver lining to the tornado-like cloud of their lives, believe it or not.

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