NIGHT ROAD is vivid, emotionally complex novel that raises profound questions about motherhood, identity, love, and forgiveness. It is a luminous, heartbreaking novel that captures both the exquisite pain of loss and the stunning power of hope. This is Kristin Hannah at her very best, telling an unforgettable story about the longing for family, the resilience of the human heart, and the courage it takes to forgive the people we love.
My Thoughts: As always I was not disappointed by Kristin Hannah's book. She took a problem that faces so many teen-agers and their parents and wrote a very thought provoking story. It seems every Spring with the graduation parties taking place there are always some who get drunk and then drive. The consequences that families have to face are very devastating, to say the least.
The story drives the point home of just how dangerous drinking and driving can be. It helps us understand how everyones life changes in an instant for the ones left behind. I think anyone who has ever raised teen-agers (and of course we were all teen-agers at one time) can relate to this story.
It just seems that as teen-agers we couldn't seem to realize that driving while drunk is a killer. I shed a few tears while reading this book, and it also brought back memories of my teen-age years. We weren't completely innocent in the 50's either.
I gave this book 4**** because it was an interesting book to read, and I also liked it.
I bought this book and it is part of my personal library.