The Long Way Home (Family Tree #2)

 
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The Long Way Home (Family Tree #2)
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8+
Release Date
October 29, 2013
ISBN
978-0545359436
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Four girls. Four generations. One family. The second entry in the beautiful new series from Ann M. Martin. Dana is Abby's daughter -- but she's always been much closer to her father, Zander. He's a celebrated New York author who encourages Dana's artistic talents . . . even if he sometimes drinks too much. Dana is on his side in any argument, regardless of whether he's wrong. And then her father dies. After years of moving, often with her mother and three siblings, Dana is angry at Abby, and wants nothing more than to leave her family and get back to New York City. She moves in with her young, bohemian aunt Adele, determined to study art, attend school, achieve independence, and avoid all the mistakes her mother made. But can she leave her family and Maine behind?

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When I read the blurb for this book and the series, I was intrigued. I grew up reading the Ann M. Martin series The Babysitter's Club so I was excited to read this new series.

What I liked: I enjoyed the historical aspect. It was interesting to read about events like the Cuban Missile Crisis and President Kennedy's assassination from the perspective of a teenage girl and her family. I'm interested to see how the next two books in this series move forward in different/more recent times.

What left me wanting more: Dana was a difficult character for me to like. She was at times very selfish and it was very easy for her to walk away from her family when things got tough and go back to New York with her aunt. I understand this is all part of her character and as the series moves forward, I'm sure we will learn even more about Dana.

Final Verdict: I'm interested to read the next two books in the series. I think this is a series worth investing in.
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