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Sibling 1 throws blenders and plays guitar. Sibling 2 is allergic to everything and is into magic. Sibling 3 is a varsity swimmer with a group of female fans. Enough said.
The only thing they have in common is their biological father, and the only thing they can agree on is that they all want to meet him.
With the help of a broken-down, “borrowed” Jeep, KT, Jesse, and Gabe make their way across the country evading police, trying their luck on the slots, and meeting a life-changing pig, all to track down Donor 806, their father. Any hope of success requires smarts, luck, and ingenuity. Good thing they have each other...even if they don't see it that way.
A Note From the Publisher
Internationally known lyricist with songs in films from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and How the Grinch Stole Christmas to Superstar and Tropic Thunder, Cynthia Weil has written countless pieces for film, theater, and artists like Kanye West. Weil has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and has been honored with multiple Grammy nominations and received two Grammy awards. It is only fitting, then, that 806 has a teen songwriter as its main character.
*Quirky teen road trip with high adventure
*Examines the definition of family and the many forms it can come in
*Explores serious questions of identity and belonging with lightness and humor
*Three very different characters with whom teens will identify
"806 is a lighthearted treatment of a serious topic…the book is wonderful and relatable for kids who may not have grown up in traditional biological families [and] reminds readers that other people, no matter how different they may seem, often share the same hopes and fears, and knowing that makes everything a little less lonely."
"Fortune and misfortune are painted with broad, colorful strokes, and readers will enjoy predicting how the outrageous adventure will end."
"[T]his fast-paced, humorous novel by renowned songwriter Weil....explores the real issues confronting children of sperm donors."