Friday, January 31, 2014

Once Upon A Road Trip earns the Literary Classics Seal of Approval

Literary Classics is pleased to announce that the young adult book, Once Upon A Road Trip, written by  Angela Blount, has been selected to receive the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.  The CLC Seal of Approval is a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design.

Angela Blount has created an inspiring and enlightening coming-of-age book through the memoirs of her eighteen year old self.  Angeli is a bright girl, but she doesn't know where her life is heading.  Feeling overwhelmed by the sense that she should have a plan for her future, she decides to take a two month long solo road trip in a quest for self-discovery.  Somehow she hopes that along the way she will come to some sort of realization as to the direction she should take in life.  Her plan is to drive to various places throughout the U.S. and Canada where she will stay with a number of the people whom she has befriended through an internet chat-room.  Along the way she encounters obstacles, heartache and betrayal.

Once Upon A Road Trip is an engaging read with lots of interesting developments that keep the reader hinged to see what will happen next.  Blount tactfully addresses a multitude of subjects that young people often tend to encounter.  Young Angie has a beautiful soul and a strong faith which helps guide her through some challenging situations.  The undercurrent of her faith is a big part of what makes this book unique.  Angie's weaknesses and insecurities are no match for her faith which seems to keep her grounded.  Blount has done a terrific job of exposing Angie's vulnerabilities all the while highlighting her journey towards a deeper understanding of herself and the people in her life.  As the story progresses she slowly sheds some of her youthful naiveté and learns who she can and cannot trust --and ultimately lets go of her insecurities and allows herself to love and to be loved.

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