Summary

I'll Get There. It Better Be Worth the Trip. is best known as the first teen novel to address homosexuality. Set in 1969, Donovan's seminal tale centers on Davy Ross, a lonely thirteen-year-old who moves to Manhattan to live with his estranged mother. Then he meets a boy and experiences something that changes his life.


The 40th anniversary edition of a groundbreaking teen classic. When the grandmother who raised him dies, Davy Ross, a lonely thirteen-year-old boy, must move to Manhattan to live with his estranged mother. Between alcohol-infused lectures about her self-sacrifice and awkward visits with his distant father, Davy's only comfort is his beloved dachshund Fred. Things start to look up when he and a boy from school become friends. But when their relationship takes an unexpected turn, Davy struggles to understand what happened and what it might mean.