ARC Review, The Road To Ever After, by Moira Young, a Penguin Random House Book



Orphan Davy David lives by his wits in the dead-end town of Brownvale. When a stray dog called George turns Davy’s world upside down, he sets in motion a chain of events that forces them to flee.  A mischievous wind blows them to a boarded-up museum on the far side of town where they meet the elderly recluse, Miss Flint. She has planned one lad road trip before her time is up and hires the reluctant Davy and George to escort her.

An extraordinary adventure awaits them.


Moira Young is my new middle-grade book author. What an extraordinary story. I absolutely loved young Davy and Miss Flint’s relationship. The story was well-thought out and written with such charm, I finished the book in one sitting. It may be a middle-grade read, but I think any adult would benefit from taking up this book and giving it a try.

The book’s cover says it all. It’s beautifully laid out showing the Protagonist and his dog, George Bailey. The format I read was paperback, 225 pages of well edited flowing story. Few perks are found at the back, make sure you read them!

It’s written with a mature voice equivalent to a thirteen year old of today. The setting is well-developed and character arcs are wonderful. You see Davy  grow toward his goals with the enjoyable Miss Flint’s help. I have always enjoyed stories with elderly, youth interactions, and the references to old classics like It’s a Wonderful Life, fit in perfectly (I can’t say more without spoiling things).

Written based on a time where people were struggling financially to survive, and when many were forced to pick up and try their luck on the road, was the ultimate choice Moira Young made. It added to Davy’s warm and believable personality belonging to that of a pre-teen of the era. Davy’s character would have been quite different if written in the current era.

A boy and his dog, on an adventure with an elderly woman. A story filled with fun, laughter, and a wonderful conclusion.

I give this book two awards:

5-Star-Logo-2For A Fantastic Read!

And a Golden Apple, For Being One Of My Favorite Reads!



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