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Drive Me Crazy

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  308 ratings  ·  69 reviews
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Lana and Cassie have met only once before, at the wedding of Lana’s Grandpa Howe and Cassie’s Grandma Tess two months ago. They didn’t exactly hit it off—in fact, depending on who you ask, that first meeting was either an embarrassment or a disaster—but they’re about to spend an entire week together, just the two of them and their honeymooning grandparents, road-
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published April 28th 2015 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Apr 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is about Lana and Cassie. They met at their grandma's and grandpa's wedding. They both have different interest and friend groups. Cassie has very popular friends and Lana doesn't have popular friends. This book is amazing and i'd recommend this to other teenagers.
Kathy Martin
Mar 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a story told in alternate chapters by Lana and Carrie. The two are thrown together on a road trip with their honeymooning grandparents. They met for the first time at their grandparents' wedding. Lana thought that they had a chance to become good friends and was looking forward to the trip. Carrie isn't interested in being friends. Carrie is too busy trying to keep in touch with her new group of friends.

Lana is trying to have fun but she is also very worried about her mother. She has be
Jul 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
It was kind of boring and I didn't exactly understand.
Julia B
Nov 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book was AMAZING! In the beginning I wasn't so into it but it gets a lot better after about 50 pg's or so. I could not put this book down, so I ended up reading it in one day! though it took me a while to read, it was totally worth it! I would reccomend this to any teenage girl.
Kirsty-Marie Jones
Is swearing at a MG frowned upon?
Isabella Torres
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I thought it was an amazing story about friendship. I loved this book. I thought it was an amazing book. I loved this book. My favorite part was when they went to the carnival.
There are two types of middle-grade books: books about kids that also have potential value for adults, and books written exclusively for kids. I know a lot more about MG science fiction and fantasy than I do about MG kids books, but from what I can tell, the contemporary MG books with value for adults tend to be problem novels, particularly about disability. The ones written exclusively for kids, on the other hand, tend to stick to a few basic topics. If they're for boys, they tend to be 'funny' ...more
Jul 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
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This book is one Is a book I read if I have nothing else to read! So, this is like the 3rd time I've read Drive me crazy. And it is still pretty good!
Beyond the Pages
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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What an incredible book for middle graders and tweens! Targeted toward those ages 8-12 (grades 3-7), Drive Me Crazy was filled with the up and down emotions and the back and forth thought processes of two very different girls who were brought together for a super special adventure. I loved it!

My Thoughts...

Initial Meeting ->
Lana: From the start, I adored this character. Lana came across as a brave and wise old soul. She was bright, optimistic, intuitive, and compassionate. I loved the fact that
Dark Faerie Tales
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Quick & Dirty: A trip across country, filled with adventure, family, friendship and coming to terms with yourself and life.

Opening Sentence: “Wonderful is the only word to I can use to describe it.”

The Review:

This story is told in alternating chapters from Lana and Cassie’s viewpoints. It starts off in Lana’s viewpoint and immediately we get how excited she is to be on the trip with her grandparents, and for chance to really become friends with Cassie. Despite
Ms. Yingling
Jan 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Cassie and Lana are coerced into going on a road trip with their grandparents-- Cassie's Grandma Tess and Lana's Grandpa Howe have gotten married and want to take the girls, who seemed to hit it off at the wedding, on their honeymoon. Lana's pretty cool with the idea-- she misses her grandmother, but likes Tess and is glad her grandfather is happy. Lana is less excited, since she had a lot planned with her friends, whom she texts incessantly. There are tons
Erin Downing
Feb 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
So very sweet. Love the two very different POVs - both honest and true, in their own ways.
Mar 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love this book SO SO much! I've read it about 3 times or something... its great.
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I definitely recommend this book to anyone! It is amazing to walk through the characters and Thier feelings. I wish there was a sequel!
May 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Good book with conflicts, interesting characters, and great plot line.
Valerie McEnroe
I'm not even sure where to begin with this book. I'll start with the easy part. Plot summary. Cassie and Lana are step cousins. Lana's Grandpa Howe has recently married Cassie's Grandma Tess (although Cassie calls her Nona). The elder newlyweds are doing a California road trip for their honeymoon and have invited the girls along. Lana is excited even though she's worried that her mom's headaches are the reason her parents wanted her to go. Cassie is dead set against it, but has no choice. Both g ...more
Skylar Bishop
May 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Book 15
In this book Lana's grandfather and Cassie's grandmother are going on a road trip for their honeymoon, and they are taking Cassie and Lana with them. Lana is super excited to see her new step cousin Cassie again because they have only met once at their grandparents wedding. Cassie on the other hand does not want to go and miss out on all the juicy gossip between her friends. A least she has her phone, or so she thinks. Cassie and Lana may have their ups and downs but they have to work to
This is more like 2.5 stars for me. Although I frequently adore middle grade books and still try to read beyond my own personal interests to find good recommendations for students, this book fits into the category of books that didn't really do much for me, but which would likely be very popular with some student groups. I found it predictable, without anything fresh or interesting to offer. On the other hand, a middle class American journey through middle school friendships with a balance of fa ...more
Lily Watson
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was so fun to read. Also, this book was an emotional roller coaster, for example, Lana's mom's health which was always suspicious. But throughout the story, Cassie and Lana's relationship is even more complicated. But through all the differences and complication they finally learn how to be happy and have fun together. Towards the end of the story, I enjoyed Cassie and Lana's relationship a lot more than in the beginning that's why I rated it 4 stars.
Sep 04, 2020 rated it liked it
"Drive me crazy" is a really good book. Lana age 12 a sweet quiet girl is going on a road trip along with Cassie age 12 a louder addicted to her phone girl. They have only met once at Lana's Grandpa Howe's wedding with Cassie's Grandma Tess. Rule number 1.) No annoying questions) 2.) Act like friends in front of the Grandparents. 2 week is going to be a bumpy road, but what the girls are not expecting is lifelong friendship.
Emily Wells
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I got it sent to me and then picked it up one day. I really enjoyed it and I felt with the characters and felt as if I was in the moment and if it was a sad moment I was sad but if it was a happy moment I was happy.
Aug 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Super cute book about two girls who are opposite that over come differences and become the best of friends road trip with grandparents what fun
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I thought it was very good!!!
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 11, 2018 rated it liked it
A very fun and sweet read.
May 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books I pre-read for the teens in my life. I recommend this for summer reading selections for them. Great message and teen challenges
Mar 22, 2017 rated it liked it
A story that would appeal to sixth or seventh grade girls. It teaches a lesson about how to communicate and what is important in regards to having friends.
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Meh. It was okay. You could have probably figured out what was going to happen when you put two completely different people in a car for two weeks, so.....
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 stars. Loved this. Made me miss my grandma.

-- complete thoughts first posted on Rather Be Reading Blog

Looking back, it would have been a dream come true to be invited on a vacation with my grandparents sans parents. Grandparents are just the coolest, aren’t they? They understand us in a way that are parents don’t, right? (The spoiling part isn’t so bad either.) So Grandpa Howe and Grandma Tess inviting Lana and Cassie along for their honeymoon road trip sounds like total bliss. Grandpa Howe
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