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Rocky Road Trip

(Courtney Von Dragen Smith #2)

3.22  ·  Rating details ·  419 ratings  ·  26 reviews
It was a zoo the day I left.

All I remember is pulling out of the driveway. I thought I was going to crumble into a hundred pieces.

I looked at Grant. He looked at me.

Mom hit reverse. It all seemed so tragic, like I was hipping off to war.

Still and all. A really, really dumb idea to come this far for college.
Paperback, 311 pages
Published June 10th 2008 by HarperTeen (first published September 1st 2001)
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Nathan Nguyen
Jan 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Catherine Clark has certainly crafted a relatable, understandable, and attention-grabbing story with this sequel to Truth or Dairy. It starts off with main character Courtney Von Dragen Smith moving to a different state to attend college. However, she has left her boyfriend in her previous location. Not only that, but she found a lot more than what she expected in her time at her new place. She is a vivid vegetarian, but her job introduces serving meat. She is against destruction of the O-zone ...more
Aug 25, 2011 rated it did not like it
I sadly really really disliked this book. The one star actually is for the cute cover. I hate that I didn't like it because the synopsis made it sound soooo good and the cover is really cute but hence this is why one does not supposed to judge a book by it's cover.

One of my biggest pet peeves is the book has NO chapters but instead is divided up into long diary entries...long boring whiny diary entries that I grew sick of before I got into the book 50 pages but still I trudged on and listened to
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Wurst Case Scenario by Catherine Clark was a book I read one summer when I was in college. It's really fascinating to go back and read about college "way back when" now. Particularly given how technology has advanced, there are aspects of plots from the early 2000s (and before) that just wouldn't happen today. I mean, it all makes sense to me given I was there and lived that life, but man, this stuff is dated. Remember when
Jul 19, 2018 rated it did not like it
Character is like every other flighty, insincere, ridiculous girl I had the unfortunate opportunity to observe in college. Hard to root for an idiot.
Jan 15, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I had hoped for something funnier.
Wurst Case Scenario is narrated through the journal of Courtney, who is starting to study at an out-of-state college. Perhaps I would have liked her better if I had read the previous book, Truth or Dairy, but as it was, I found her extremely irritating. She was several things I can't stand, and probably a very realistic character because of that. Her hypocrisy, martyr mentality, immaturity, and poor choice of friends remind me of phases I have gone through and
This one was okay. Glad I finished it. I thought it was going to be an adult-ish read, at least in the writing style, I didn't expect it to be a eye-opening, riviting read. The author wrote from the perspective of a diary-writing, eighteen year old college girl. And it was not what I was in the mood for! I don't know if I'd ever be in the mood for it. There wasn't a lot of background, no insight, nothing. Just diary thoughts, you know? It was an extremely quick read since most of the pages ...more
2004- Once again we meet Courtney Von Dragen Smith, who's all grown up and entering Wisconsin?! Courtney is a likable character, and is shows in this diary of her first semester. However, I read Truth or Dairy (the prequel) earlier this year, and even I couldn't remember who some of the characters were she constantly mentions. It would have been nice if the author had woven in a quick explanation of who Jane and Beth were just to refresh our memories. I felt like this book could ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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Courtney arrives at college 1,000 miles away from her home, her best friend, and her boyfriend. She meets her meat-loving science nerd roommate and immediately her vegan self thinks - this isn't going to work out.

She struggles meeting new people, making friends, balancing her job and schoolwork, and surviving a long-distance relationship.

With all her stress and worrying, Courtney wonders how she'll survive four years on her own.

Catherine Clark
Lauren Kennedy
Mar 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
I would recommend this book to someone who appreciates a good Young Adult novel. The main character, Courtney, is honest and hilarious. I found myself not being able to put the book down and wanting to find out what happened next.
Aug 05, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is not original, yet I enjoyed it. It reminded me a bit of my college days, where I moved miles away to a little small town and had to adjust. The style of a journal fit pretty perfectly. It was just the same as many other stories I've read.

Not bad for 50 cents.
Andi (Andi's ABCs)
Feb 19, 2011 rated it did not like it
Found Courtney even more annoying and whinny then she was in the first book. She is way too much for my liking. can't say I would recommend it at all. It was pretty painful to read because she annoyed me so much.
Apr 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cute book about growing up, going to college, long distance relationships and friendship. Courtney and her college adventures were a nice read and escape.
Jul 10, 2008 rated it it was ok
It seems to have a lot of imcomplete thoughts just floating around in the book.
Ashley Barmore
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
love this series !
Jun 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hannah Theriault
Jun 12, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't really like this book that much...
Jessica *The Lovely Books*
Oct 16, 2012 rated it did not like it
Umm well that was not entertaining at all. I am not a fan of journal entry type books, plus Courtney was annoying and whiny. How her Grant put up with her I will never know.

Tracy Fagan
Feb 17, 2013 rated it liked it
It was a cute story. Not a whole lot of complexity in the plot. I read it to see if the content was ok for my 10 year old, and I am fine with her reading it!
Courtney Von Dragen Smith is back in this sequel to Truth or Dairy, and this time she's at college in the meat-and-cheese capital of the world: Wisconsin.
Laura Brumbaugh
read this and the first one, Great books.
Feb 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
loved the realistic college life and journal entries. College classes were a bit unrealistic but it was a good read! liked the roommate drama (we can all relate) and boyfriend worries.
Apr 28, 2013 added it
This was a really cute book:D Nice and short too:)
Sep 17, 2012 rated it liked it
actually i've read this book but unfortunately i forgot the whole storyline.this story suitable for teenager.Its good. about college and stuff. so am re-reading it now...hehe. happy reading
Kayla (booksandbloomies)
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
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