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Hit The Road, Manny This book made me laugh out loud. This is a charming romp of a story about Manny, the gay nanny for a wonderfully winsome family It s actually the second book in the series, following The Manny Files it reads fine as a standalone, but once I had read the Manny Files I wished I had read them in order This book has it all heart, humor, and a message The story is told from the perspective of Keats, one of the four kids the others being his sisters Lulu, India, and little Belly Keats is in third or fourth grade and LOVES th This is a charming romp of a story about Manny, the gay nanny for a wonderfully winsome family It s actually the second book in the series, following The Manny Files it reads fine as a standalone, but once I had read the Manny Files I wished I had read them in order This book has it all heart, humor, and a message The story is told from the perspective of Keats, one of the four kids the others being his sisters Lulu, India, and little Belly Keats is in third or fourth grade and LOVES the manny It s pretty clear that he could very well grow up to be gay, so having such a positive role model in the Manny is a great boon for him The story is largely centered around the family s summer road trip, which includes a stop to see Manny s parents on their farm This provides an opportunity for Manny to reconcile with his parents around being gay, and provides for a very touching scene involving the birth of a calf you have to read the book to get it The book culminates in the family s arrival in Las Vegas, where they meet Uncle Max Uncle Max and the Manny got together at the end of the first book, and this book ends with a very sweet and Romantic event which I won t be so crass as to spoil for you Suffice to say that this book is a refreshing, funny paean to the positive and transformative power of Gay Love in its many guises and expressions I have a crazy love of The Manny Files I felt that it had feeling, it had silliness, but it also had a lot of heart Though at the end of that book, one thing that I wantedof was to seesides of the character of Manny he still remained a bit elusive at the end Hit the Road Manny is so Manny s story, though still told from Keats point of view We continue to see his upbeat zaniness, but we also get to see somevulnerable moments, as well as go into his past Keats now know I have a crazy love of The Manny Files I felt that it had feeling, it had silliness, but it also had a lot of heart Though at the end of that book, one thing that I wantedof was to seesides of the character of Manny he still remained a bit elusive at the end Hit the Road Manny is so Manny s story, though still told from Keats point of view We continue to see his upbeat zaniness, but we also get to see somevulnerable moments, as well as go into his past Keats now knowing about Manny s relationship with his uncle Max, he gets exposed to the intolerance of homosexuality that doesn t exist inside his close knit and accepting family.While I love that Manny becameof a fully realized character, I think that I enjoyed The Manny Files better it had a deeper development of Keats self confidence and self acceptance with Manny s help There are some lessons learned in this book, but I felt that it didn t hit as hard andjust skimmed the surface of issues.But yet again, the characters I grew to love are back and up tohijinks I laughed hilariously, and had some teary moments of both the joyful and morose varieties And while I would totally continue to read about Keats adventures if this series continued, if this is the end of that journey, it definitely ended on a high note I enjoyed this charming and touching Lambda Literary Award Finalist It took a little while for me to get in to it, but once I did, I certainly enjoyed tagging along on this cross country trip with these characters Belly in particular is hilarious, and it s hard not to care about the Manny I would say the only reason this gets 4 stars and not 5 for me is that for me, the main character at times stretches the boundaries of what is believable I get that he s precocious and advanced for a fourht I enjoyed this charming and touching Lambda Literary Award Finalist It took a little while for me to get in to it, but once I did, I certainly enjoyed tagging along on this cross country trip with these characters Belly in particular is hilarious, and it s hard not to care about the Manny I would say the only reason this gets 4 stars and not 5 for me is that for me, the main character at times stretches the boundaries of what is believable I get that he s precocious and advanced for a fourht grader, and that he has a role model who teaches him some arcane stuff But some of his pop culture references seemed a bit too out there At times I felt the narrator grew up in the 80s That said, Keats is a charming narrator I wanted to believe he was 9 or 10, even if sometimes I didn t Some of his lines are hilarious, especially when he explains what a word means and he s close to having figured it out but not quite there My favorite line Lauren Hutton is an actress who is famous for having a space between her front teeth I paraphrase I loved meeting the Manny s parents, and the scene with the calf birth is particularly strong What happens after was quite moving to me And I can t stop singing Someone Saved My Life Tonight by Elton John now I m glad I read this Amazing This author has a way of writing from the perspective of a third grade boy that is uncanny I hope I have third grade boys just like Keats I m pretty sure I was disturbing other passengers on the plane, because this is a book that you laugh out loud to, even when you re all by yourself Those books are so rare This one definitely had aserious theme than the first one, which just alludes to the manny and Uncle max being gay until the very last page This one really addresses it, Amazing This author has a way of writing from the perspective of a third grade boy that is uncanny I hope I have third grade boys just like Keats I m pretty sure I was disturbing other passengers on the plane, because this is a book that you laugh out loud to, even when you re all by yourself Those books are so rare This one definitely had aserious theme than the first one, which just alludes to the manny and Uncle max being gay until the very last page This one really addresses it, and teaches some life lessons about other people s hatred Keats has to face someserious issues in this book, and you get to see areal and human side of the manny, even though he s still full of hilarious antics I love the parents in these books, too They are so great, and down to earth, even though they presumably have a lot of money.I kinda want a family just like this I decided to read Hit the Road Manny because I found the cover interesting The front cover and title gave me a heads up on what the story was going to be about My favourite character in the book is Manny he is the Dalinger s Nanny He live s with the Dalinger s family and he is married to Uncle Max the uncle of the Dalinger family Manny is gay, but is full of surprises, he can make great jokes, make people happy and always see the good side of things.My favourite quote from this book is I decided to read Hit the Road Manny because I found the cover interesting The front cover and title gave me a heads up on what the story was going to be about My favourite character in the book is Manny he is the Dalinger s Nanny He live s with the Dalinger s family and he is married to Uncle Max the uncle of the Dalinger family Manny is gay, but is full of surprises, he can make great jokes, make people happy and always see the good side of things.My favourite quote from this book is it doesn t matter if he s queer he is still special in my eyes This is my favourite quote because it shows someone standing up for someone he cares about and stand up for what he believes is right.This book has got me thinking about the understanding of human personality and what we are doing to enforce the rights of people It has got me wondering should we enforce same sex marriage or should we not, because it is not what we are use too and comfortable with Just like the first book about Keats and his off the wall family, this book made me laugh out loud The free wheeling manny is not featured as much as Keats family as they travel in an RV to visit the manny s parents They stop at various tourist destinations but the most memorable aspects are Keats observations along the way The story touches on negative reactions to gays, but overall the message is a positive one I don t know if kids appreciate these books as much as adults do, but I reall Just like the first book about Keats and his off the wall family, this book made me laugh out loud The free wheeling manny is not featured as much as Keats family as they travel in an RV to visit the manny s parents They stop at various tourist destinations but the most memorable aspects are Keats observations along the way The story touches on negative reactions to gays, but overall the message is a positive one I don t know if kids appreciate these books as much as adults do, but I really recommend this to anyone who wants a laugh This sequel to the original Manny Files is equally laugh out loud funny Unfortunately I was reading it in public as I grabbed a lunch alone and I found myself stifling repeated giggles Yes, it s a little heavy handed at times but it s also thoroughly lovable I confess, I teared up a couple of times Both of these books are terrific for talking about bullying and labeling, but also for the child like Keats who has gay family members or friends Keats writes the last line of the story most pe This sequel to the original Manny Files is equally laugh out loud funny Unfortunately I was reading it in public as I grabbed a lunch alone and I found myself stifling repeated giggles Yes, it s a little heavy handed at times but it s also thoroughly lovable I confess, I teared up a couple of times Both of these books are terrific for talking about bullying and labeling, but also for the child like Keats who has gay family members or friends Keats writes the last line of the story most people are really nice when you finally see them Cue the pretend drum roll Keats s parents have a big surprise No, they re not having a new baby It s wait for it, wait for it a family road tripOkay, so this is not exactly the birthday present Keats had in mind no iPod , but when Dad parks a rented RV in the Dalinger s driveway, Keats piles in with the rest of his family and the manny, of course bound for the open road From the big skies of farm country to the bright lights of Las Vegas, this, in typical manny fabulousness, is an all American adventure filled with Glamour dos than Glamour don ts But a stopover at the manny s childhood home is making the manny feel not so fabulous Why can t his parents ever accept him for who he is And Keats, at first, sees their point Why does the manny always have to be so interesting Hit the road for manny shenanigans, where it s all about Elton John, Diet Coke, and being brave enough to be yourself I started this book but couldn t figure out the audience this was intended for We have it in our teen section but the main character is in 4th grade He has 2 older sisters and a younger sisters It seemed as though some of the pop culture details,etc, are things only teens would know Sometimes the characters in the book seemmature than they should be, and other times too young It didn t seem real to me.

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