The Way Back Home by Alecia Whitaker
  

The Way Back Home

Written by Alecia Whitaker
Illustrated by
Part of the Wildflower Series

Synopsis

The Way Back Home by Alecia Whitaker

Music sensation Bird Barrett is hitting the road, headlining her first national tour after the launch of her second album. Singing to sold-out crowds can mess with a girl's sense of perspective though. Luckily Bird has her older brother Dylan and her best friend Stella along for the ride to keep her grounded. When Dylan and Stella pair off as more than friends, Bird starts feeling left behind and throws herself completely into her performances, cover shoots, and high-profile interviews. But the more she tries to distract herself with her career, the further she pushes everyone away--including her longtime crush, Adam Dean, who joined the tour as her opener. Before long all the pressure becomes too much for Bird on her own. In a life like this one, a country girl needs her family and friends--and maybe an old flame--most of all.

Reviews

Praise for The Road to You

School Library Journal

Whitaker ( The Queen of Kentucky ) has a knack for evoking the feel of a live performance--both the atmosphere of the venue and what it's like to play on stage. She's created a winning protagonist in Bird.... Fans of shows like Nashville will fly through this like Bird on her fiddle.

What separates this novel from others featuring teenage superstars is how grounded Bird is, even as she struggles to process the dramatic changes taking place in her life... Genuine dialogue, a quick pace and a plot that strikes the right balance between realistic and fantastic make for an engaging read... This tender introduction to a newly minted country superstar sets the stage for a compelling series.

Fans of country music will enjoy the contemporary references to well-known stars, and aspiring musicians will appreciate the detailed plotlines involving Bird's work in crafting music and song lyrics... Instant success isn't always this easy, but Wildflower gives the reader a satisfying novel with a cast of characters who are all worthy of making it to the top of the charts.

Whitaker's novel Wildflower is pitch perfect and bursting with soul and heart.

Authentic, romantic, and entertaining-- Wildflower and Bird will make you fly.

About the Author

Alecia Whitaker grew up on a small farm in Cynthiana, KY. She is the author of The Queen of Kentucky and the Wildflower series, as well as an actress with appearances on several television programs and commercials. She packs her schedule with school and library visits each year, near or far: www.aleciawhitaker.com/bookings. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and three children

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
304 pages

Author

Alecia Whitaker
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Publisher

Poppy an imprint of Little, Brown & Company

Publication date

30th June 2016

ISBN

9780316251440


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