Wednesday, January 9, 2008
By John Donovan
When the grandmother raising him dies, 13-year-old Davy is uprooted to Manhattan to live with his alcoholic mother.
In New York, he befriends another boy, Douglas, and the friendship grows into more.
Davy's mother freaks at the discovery, and the boys roam Manhattan - not so much figuring stuff out, but living and talking about "this queer business."
Published in 1969, this was groundbreaking stuff!
I have to admit this "classic" holds a special place for me, because it's the name-inspiration for one of my favorite blogs, super-librarian KT Horning's WORTH THE TRIP (Queer books for Kids and Teens!)
So check out the blog (and of course she has a great in-depth review there of "I'll Get There. It Better Be Worth The Trip.")
And, once you've read the book, add your review in "comments!"