Road Tripped

Road Tripped

Steven Gerald Gabel?a.k.a. Stiggy?needs to get out of Minnesota. His father recently took his own life, his mother is a shell of the person she used to be, and his sort-of-girlfriend ghosted him and skipped town. What does he have left to stick around for? Armed with his mom?s credit card and a tourist map of Great River Road, Stiggy sets off in his dad?s car. The only Steven Gerald Gabel?a.k.a. Stiggy?needs to get out of Minnesota. His father recently took his own life, his mo...

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Title:Road Tripped
Author:Pete Hautman
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Genres:Contemporary
ISBN:Road Tripped
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Road Tripped Reviews

  • Jessica
    Jun 13, 2019
    Great read. A) I am a very hard sell for road trip novels... but this one was more than tolerable. Alternating flashback chapters really helped. Also the absence of a soon-to-be soulmate road trip buddy. B) I don?t know if I have ever met a guy like Stiggy in YA... but BOY HAVE I MET...
  • Carrie
    Nov 23, 2019
    Moral of the story: if everyone you meet seems like as asshole, maybe the asshole is you. You feel for Siggy, know he?s gotta be depressed, but he?s definitely not sympathetic. He doesn?t really have an a-ha moment as much as you might want him to. The characters he meets are pre...
  • Mrs. Kenyon
    Apr 27, 2019
    Stiggy?s life seems to be in a downward spiral and he just feels the need to get out town. His father committed suicide a few months before, his mother is walking around in a fog and his girlfriend has left to stay with a friend. Stiggy takes his mom?s credit card and his father?...
  • Abbey
    Jul 15, 2019
    Fact: I'm a sucker for road trip stories. And this one starts and ends in Minnesota, which is like my second home. It's written in a very easy style with fast pacing and it deals with a heavy topic without making it feel heavy or depressing. All in all, a good, quick read. ...
  • Kelley
    Oct 28, 2019
    Roadtripped by Pete Hautman is about a crazy kid named Stiggy. He doesn?t have the best life but decides to take a crazy trip to find his ex girlfriend. She decided to ghost him and moving so he wants to figure out why. This story takes a ton of turns where you meet a crazy amount ...
  • Shanya
    Jun 23, 2019
    Honestly, this book is getting three stars because of how much I enjoyed the chapters being song titles. It honestly was like I was on the road with Stiggy, with the windows rolled down, arm hanging in the wind, and classic tunes playing through the speakers. It felt like an adventure....
  • Kimberly
    Oct 14, 2019
    2.5 *'s I have to admit that I was really looking forward to diving in to this coming of age journey set to the backdrop of the Great River Road. Unfortunately, I was not impressed - at all. I have an easier time delving into a story when I actually like a character and I absolutely...
  • Amy
    Dec 04, 2019
    Stiggy's life isn't going well right now. His father recently committed suicide and he learned that he suffered from depression, something no one ever told him. His mother isn't herself. Stiggy's girlfriend just moved and ghosted him. He doesn't understand why. Miserable, he decides to...
  • Book Hunter
    Sep 07, 2019
    This is a story of a teenage boy on a road trip through Minnesota. The trip comes about after his father's suicide and after his girlfriend has dumped him. I didn't find anything insightful in this book. The main character was unlikable and I wasn't even routing for him to change.. The...
  • Jene
    Sep 23, 2019
    Stiggy is on the road. In his dad's car, with his mom's credit card, $400 in cash, and a lot on his mind, Stiggy is looking forward to going somewhere. Anywhere. A whole summer after his father committed suicide, and a whole summer spent with a girl named Gaia, a whole summer abandonin...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    May 09, 2019
    Rating: 3.5 Stars Stiggy believed he was an a-hole magnet. He just attracted negative people and negative attention, or so he thought. An impromptu road trip took him away from his hometown, and gave him the space to reflect on his father's death, the demise of all his relationships...
  • E.a.pischke
    Aug 09, 2019
    I hated the main Character, Stiggy and his girlfriend. The road trip had no destination, he just drove around aimlessly and not in a fun, road trip kind of way. The only person I liked was Garf, who shouldn't have been friends with Stiggy. I wouldn't recommend this book ...
  • Amy Hearst
    May 31, 2019
    I loved this book. I?m a huge fan of Pete and he did not disappoint. I am the mother of a teenage son and this book helped me in a funny way to understand how difficult it is for teenage boys to express themselves. I laughed pretty hard at a few parts too. This is a great book for te...
  • Maura
    Jun 17, 2019
    It has been a long time, maybe decades, maybe never, since I read a book with a protagonist more unlikeable than Stiggy. I read so many books that are inspiring and that center characters with resilience and empathy that reading Road Tripped was an unpleasant splash in the face of real...
  • Rebeka
    Jun 25, 2019
    Road Tripped was a warning to me. Stiggy was the kind of person who is so un-self-aware that any hinting of a flaw in him confuses him. I do understand how his father played a huge role in his personality, but Stiggy's almost out of high school. He has no reason to lash out at people,...
  • Kristin
    Sep 11, 2019
    Road Tripped is a complex story of suicide, anger, and self-discovery. The plot is told not in a linear sequence, but rather with plenty of flashback scenes mixed in with the present. Stiggy?s father has recently died and he is trying to move on from that incident. Yet, he also fi...
  • Kendall
    May 06, 2019
    Thanks so much to Simon and Schuster and Netgalley for providing me with an ARC of this book! *long sigh* I really thought this was going somewhere. I really really did. Road Tripped follows Stiggy, your average, (and I mean REALLY average), teenage boy on a seemingly aimless ...
  • Tori
    May 30, 2019
    So...you?re telling me that Stiggy had to go on a road trip just to figure out that he is an a-hole and that?s why he has no friends? I don?t think I?ve ever read about a character more unlikeable than Stiggy, the main character in this book. He is rude and ungrateful througho...
  • Sarah Lynn
    Oct 18, 2019
    [3.5] Big take-away: the main character is a twat, but that's kind of the point. Road Tripped is another story of lessons learned from Pete Hautman. From this perspective, there are several aspects of this novel that were done very well. 1. The main character: is not a good person. ...
  • Mary
    Jul 01, 2019
    I liked this book it was a fast read,but I did not like the ending ! ...
  • Robin Tobin (On the back porch reading)
    Nov 01, 2019
    Adventurous little road trip full of figuring out life..... Great YA Read... ...
  • Gabi
    Nov 02, 2019
    TW: mentions of suicide I wasn?t a big fan of this, or the main character. But it wasn?t terrible! I liked how the main character was real, and expressed his emotions (tho not in a particularly good way), and all the adventures he went on. But other than that, this book did...
  • Sandra Porter
    Jul 30, 2019
    YA, relationships and why they go bad If you know me, you know I am love a good"road trip" book. Although it has a high rating I found the main character, Stiggy, very unlikeable. I mean that is what the author wants, but I wasn't even routing for him to change. Stiggy's Dad has commi...
  • K.
    Aug 06, 2019
    This book did not have much substance. You read and read and read until you come to the end, in which you think, "what just happened?" The book is not hate-able, but the plot and characters felt bland. Stiggy, the main character, was not the most likable character that I have ever rea...
  • chloe
    Jun 27, 2019
    I really enjoy books like this. I read the first couple chapters with my eight-year-old brother, censoring a lot of the cursing, and he also enjoyed the way things tied together. I love introspection and traveling in books, so putting them together like this was really awesome. Good fi...
  • Ollie
    Jun 13, 2019
    The only reason I did not DNF this book was because I liked the format and the writing style. But the overarching feeling I had while reading this book was three things. First, I hate the names he gave them, what kind of name is Stiggy? Second, why was this written? Third, how is this ...
  • Amy Hautman Bates
    Jun 05, 2019
    What a wild ride! I couldn?t put this story down until I knew if Stiggy landed on his feet (or not). Angry, sad, lonely, sensitive Stiggy, having to sort out all kinds of big important things like love and loss, finds himself thinking ?I don?t want to die. But I wouldn?t mind b...
  • Mia
    May 28, 2019
    Just another generic, boring, coming of age story for another angsty, middle class white boy who gets mad when his goth girlfriend dumps him. The ending was diasatisfying. Reading this book was like eating unseasoned meat. ...
  • Caitlin
    Aug 02, 2019
    I wanted to like this book. I really did. But, alas, this book was not good. I think the biggest problem is the main character. He's an asshole. Admittedly, the author is very clearly aware of this and it's the hinge of Stiggy's(ugg, that name still annoys me) arc. However, there ...
  • Ava A
    Dec 28, 2019
    I read this book in the summer time before a camping trip and it was a really fun book to read. I really liked how the author did a back story in between the story, it kept me interested in the characters. ...