Rules of the Road

Rules of the Road

Paperback - 2005
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Sixteen-year-old Jenna gets a job driving the elderly owner of a chain of successful shoe stores from Chicago to Texas to confront the son who is trying to force her to retire, and along the way Jenna hones her talents as a saleswoman and finds the strength to face her alcoholic father. Jenna Boller is the confident, smart, & moral heroine of this novel that deals with the effects of alcoholism on a family & a girl's growing friendship with a wealthy, elderly woman. Annotation. Meet Jenna Boller, star employee at Gladstone's Shoe Store in Chicago. Standing a gawky 5'11'' at 16 years old, Jenna is the kind of girl most likely to stand out in the crowd?for all the wrong reasons. But that doesn?t stop Madeline Gladstone, the president of Gladstone's Shoes 176 outlets in 37 states, from hiring Jenna to drive her cross country in a last ditch effort to stop Elden Gladstone from taking over his mother's company and turning a quality business into a shop-and-schlock empire. Now Jenna Boller shoe salesperson is about to become a shoe-store spy as she joins her crusty old employer for an eye-opening adventure that will teach them both the rules of the road-and the rules of life.
Published: New York : Speak, 2005, c1998.
ISBN: 9780142404256
014240425X
Branch Call Number: YA BAU
Characteristics: 201 pages ;,21 cm

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sladderud
Jun 01, 2016

Very cute and suitable for a teen read. Adults may still find it entertaining and a quick read.

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Chaney
Aug 12, 2010

I loved this book! The plot was great! I did this for a book project, and let me tell you, it was a very fun project to do for this book! Its a great story!

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yogachick22
Jul 26, 2010

I love this book. It has a great plot with underlying messages, due to the main characters father being an alcholic, but is still funny and lighthearted. I love the intricate characters! I would highly recomend.

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conniez86c
Jun 30, 2015

conniez86c thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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Yasou_no_Hanabi thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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Jul 26, 2010

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sladderud
Jun 01, 2016

This book is about a girl named Jenna who drives the founder of Gladstone's Shoes, Madeline Gladstone around to various shoe store locations in hopes to learn how her son's plans for the company have been received by her employees. When the shareholders meeting occurs near the end of the book, things get interesting... This book is cute and a quick read. I rated it a 3 because it was more for teen readers than adult.

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