Can Gilah perfect her breakdancing moves in time for her bat mitzvah? Can her friend Guillermo win the poetry contest and the cash prize he desperately needs? 
Ages 10+
Pages 352
Publisher PJ Publishing
Coming Mar 2022
Kirkus Starred Review
PJ Our Way Author Incentive Award Winner

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I liked this book

Review by Petra

I enjoyed the way this book used two voices in a way that made it seem easy and clear who’s voice way who’s but was not disjointed. I would lend it to a kid who likes contemporary fiction.

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Review by redpanda10

Detour ahead was a really good book. Part of it is based on what I am about to go through so it was fun reading what Gilah did so I kind of know how her Bat Mitzvah went. I also liked reading the Guillermos poems because they were full of character.

Sep 08, 2022 12:26 AM
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Sep 01, 2022 11:28 PM
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Amazing book!

Review by liuliu165

Absolutely amazing. Love the poetry way of telling the story and should really pick this book!

Aug 30, 2022 08:37 PM
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So unexpected

Review by Laurelnugget

This book is really awesome! Detour ahead is a book about a very unexpected friendship between Gilah and Guillermo. How do they become friends? Find out in this amazing and thrilling book! This book is in two perspectives and Guillermo's is in poetry form.

Aug 06, 2022 05:16 PM
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Unexpected friends!

Review by dmwalkski

This book was really fun to read! Detour Ahead is about a twelve year old girl named Gilah who is about to have a Bat Mitzvah. She stops a bus because a boy named Guillermo, who is also a poet, fell off a bike. How do Gilah and Guillermo become friends? Read the book to find out!

Jul 16, 2022 03:03 PM