Book Review – Are We There Yet? by David Levithan

The novel “Are we There yet?” is a very interesting and relatable story of two brothers, very different, who hardly ever talk, being sent on a trip across Italy by their parents. Elijah is 16 and Danny is 23. When they are finally able to get some alone time, they find themselves in somewhat of a love triangle. Danny feels that Elijah is a stupid pot smoking teen and Elijah feels Danny is too into his work. They drifted apart as brothers leaving their parents to trick them into going on this trip. They travel through Rome, Venice, and Florence. What brings them together is finally realizing they really only have each other in a foreign country. They also find a similar interest in viewing the sites together from the movie “A Roman Holiday.” They fianlly resolve their differences and gain a bond they’ve been missing for so long.


This is a fantastic novel for anyone with siblings. Sometimes it can be really difficult and you can’t help but fade apart. Family will be there forever, and you have to love and appreciate them. No matter how dificult of times you may go through what’s most important is to love each other through everything. At the end of the day family is all you really have and they are the most important people in the world.

Reviewer: Kaitlyn

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