Chasing the Strawberry Moon, Hitchhiking (for girls)
by Judith A Grout
Two teen-age girls hitchhike cross country to escape an arranged marriage one of their fathers has decreed. They encounter all sorts of people along the way—some benevolent, some decidedly not. In coping with the adversity they find at every turn, they discover the meaning of love and friendship, betrayal and reconciliation, self-reliance and interdependence. A compelling true-life adventure.