Night Road - Kristin Hannah

Night Road

By Kristin Hannah

  • Release Date: 2011-03-22
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,702 Ratings

Description

"A rich, multilayered reading experience, and an easy recommendation for book clubs." —Library Journal (starred review)

Life comes down to a series of choices.

To hold on…

To let go...to forget…to forgive…

Which road will you take?

For eighteen years, Jude Farraday has put her children's needs above her own, and it shows—her twins, Mia and Zach, are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close-knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia's best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable.

Jude does everything to keep her kids out of harm's way. But senior year of high school tests them all. It's a dangerous, explosive season of drinking, driving, parties, and kids who want to let loose. And then on a hot summer's night, one bad decision is made. In the blink of an eye, the Farraday family will be torn apart and Lexi will lose everything. In the years that follow, each must face the consequences of that single night and find a way to forget…or the courage to forgive.

Vivid, universal, and emotionally complex, Night Road 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.

"You cannot read Night Road and not be affected by the story and the characters. The total impact of the book will stay with you for days to come after it is finished." —The Huffington Post

Reviews

  • Not as good as the nightingale

    3
    By Jessiep813
    The nightingale is one of my favorite books. I recommend it to everyone. This book however fell flat for me. There were spots I cried my eyes out cause it was sad and well written but then other parts felt very amateur.
  • Night Road, the title, does not give away the plot of the book.

    5
    By Pitty Pat Gamer
    I enjoyed the book very much. The book gave meaning to the power of choices, friendship, love and forgiveness. Lexi loves with all her heart and must explore how she handles different moral decisions. This book would be great for a parent to read with the teen during the Junior year of high school. Discussion of how different characters handle situations could help the teen think through handling them in his/her own life.
  • Tear jerker

    5
    By Smartys23
    *** spoiler alert I woke up the next morning after reading this, and instantly Became grateful for the people in my life. It truly is relatable, as my husband blames himself for his sister’s accident as well and has a previously drug enveloped mother. This book really tested my emotions. I cried reading this. The beauty, the heartache, the trauma and the peace. This was a masterpiece. I’m speechless.
  • Very engrossing

    5
    By inthemoment
    This book drew me in right away. Kristin Hannah writes fiction in a way that pulls you in and keeps you there, while being extremely relatable. She touches on subjects that all of us can have experienced: grief, love, loss, joy etc. This is an author who I only discovered last year and I cannot wait to read more of her books.
  • Had me in tears.

    5
    By Bird bird bird bird bird55555
    I am not a big reader, let me just point that out. I have read many books, not on my own will, and most are really boring and difficult to finish. I had to read a book for a school report, so I chose Night Road. I read the first few pages, and immediately became attached. I ended up reading the whole book in a day. This is a story I will keep with me my whole life. It is beautifully written, and at a certain point, it had me uncontrollably crying. I recommend this book for everyone, especially teens, in which I am one. And let me just say, this message really got to me, and I hope it will get to everyone who reads it. Thank you Kristin Hannah for an amazing story.
  • Wonderful!

    5
    By wrigleyraintexas
    I didn't want this book to end. I fell in love with every character. This is my second Hannah novel and I will definitely be reading a third!
  • Night Road

    3
    By BPF72
    Though I couldn't put this book down it was quite depressing - especially if you are a parent. I'm not sure I would've bought it if I realized how sad it would be ahead of time. I liked how well we got to know the characters - though I found Jude to be over the top at times. Definitely an engaging story - just sad!
  • Loved Night Road

    5
    By SMM-b
    This is the first book I have read of Kristin Hannah's. Like the other reviews, I laughed and then I cried! Great book, I literally read all 385 pages starting Friday night and finishing Sunday night!
  • Best Book Ever....!!!!!!!!

    5
    By Nskdmckandienxlqbenx
    I laughed, I cried, I cried again, and I continued to cry. This book changed the way I looked at life, made me re think the choices I've made.. And made see things from a different view. This was honestly the most amazing story I've ever read, and I recommend to anyone... Even if you think it isn't your "type" of book.. Amazing
  • Nightingale

    5
    By Kristin Hannah
    Awesome