How to deal with a brother, in many hard and funny steps, starting with a trip to Italy.
Sixteen-year-old Elijah is completely mellow and his 23-year-old brother Danny is completely not, so it’s no wonder they can barely tolerate one another. So what better way to repair their broken relationship than to trick them into taking a trip to Italy together? Soon, though, their parents’ perfect solution has become Danny and Elijah’s nightmare as they’re forced to spend countless hours together. But then Elijah meets Julia, and soon the brothers aren’t together nearly as much. And then Julia meets Danny and soon all three of them are in a mixed-up, turned-around, never-what-you-expect world of brothers, Italy, and love.
Are We There Yet? isn’t about a place on a map, it’s about a place in the heart. David Levithan has written a magical story of a journey definitely worth taking.
“…Levithan works his magic creating two real and round narrators in a series of poetic vignettes.” Kirkus Reviews
“The insightful and gently humorous narration alternates between the thoughts and experiences of the two brothers.” School Library Journal
“A lyrical, well-written story that shows the ties siblings feel whether they want to or not.” Children’s Literature