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.