Take Me with You by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Take Me with You

August Shroeder, a burned-out teacher, has been sober since his 19-year-old son died. Every year he's spent the summer on the road, but making it to Yellowstone this year means everything. The plan had been to travel there with his son, but now August is making the trip with Philip's ashes instead. An unexpected twist of fate lands August with two extra passengers for his journey, two half-orphans with nowhere else to go.What none of them could h...

Details Take Me with You

TitleTake Me with You
Release DateJul 22nd, 2014
PublisherLake Union Publishing
GenreFiction, Travel

Reviews Take Me with You

  • Arah-Lynda
    Okay so when I first stumbled across this as a deal on Amazon and read the blurb I was more inclined to pass it by than to pick it up.  I honestly did not think I was ready to deal with a burned out teacher and recovering alcoholic who is still dealing with the tragic loss of his son.  This did not exactly sound like uplifting fare, but after reading a couple of reviews on goodreads that raved about it, I bit the bullet so to speak and grabbed ...
  • Mike Patterson
    Got caught in my throat more than once in this story. Thank you for making me feel human. If you have another that touches me like this did, I'll be reading it soon. Hopefully many more. Like August, I want to savor every minute of this journey you've put together. It's even more impressive that you make August and the boys real feeling beings and not standardized males.
  • Dale Harcombe
    Four and a half stars.I fell in love in this book. Not just with Seth and younger brother Henry, but with August and felt for him in his grief at the death of his son. Woody, August’s little Jack Russell won his way into my heart too. From the first page I knew this book would hook me right in. It is simply but powerfully written and shows clearly that it is often the family that suffers along with the alcoholic. This is perhaps not a book wher...
  • Elaine
    The main character of this book is August, a man of a certain age, a science teacher who is taking an RV trip. Just those two facts – the science and the RV meant that throughout this read I had Walter White in my head and read all of August’s dialogue in Walter’s voice.But, to be serious, this is the second book that I have read by the author lately and, like Where We Belong, the main theme of this book is a friendship between the generati...
  • Carole
    If you're the type that enjoys character rich stories, and you haven't read a book by Catherine Ryan Hyde, then I suggest you start right here. I have never been disappointed in her work.This is the story of a teacher named August who travels each summer in his RV. He meets up with 2 young boys, Seth and Henry who end up traveling with him. The 3 of them share a summer of camping, and learn quite a lot from each other.It is a heartwarming story, ...
  • Susan
    Catherine Ryan Hyde's books are readily addictive if you want to read about people and their lives, their relationships and their stories, and care about what happens to all of them. I started reading her books and soon became obsessed with reading everything she had written. Many of her books make me think that her original idea comes from a small 2" blurb from Page 4 of the local paper and that she then tells the story behind the blurb. Whether...
  • Deanna
    Fantastic Book!! Another great book by Catherine Ryan Hyde. I am very surprised that I didn't find this author long ago! I did see the movie "Pay it Forward" based on her book by the same name many years ago and loved it. When I came across this book and read the description I thought it sounded pretty good. However, it more than exceeded my expectations. I devoured it and since then I've been a huge fan. As I read her books I often find myself n...
  • Debbie
    Oh man. I think I only finished this book because it was the only book I had with me several times. I have never read anything by this author but many of her works have crossed my path. People seem to like her.After finishing it, my thought are "ugh". Lowercase. I can't even give it an exclamatory "Ugh!" because the stupid book elicited almost zero feelings from me.Almost nothing happens at all. A man takes a couple of kids on a road trip to see ...
  • Melina Souza
    Amei! Que livro lindo :)Vai ter resenha em breve no blog
  • Dawn
    I was engaged and interested in the beginning of "Take Me With You." The conversations felt natural and genuine; I believed what the characters said and their behavior began to express their personalities. But then I began to lose interest and the story lost a lot of its magic. I liked Seth, the 12-year-old, but once August begins his summer excursion with him and his little brother, Henry, Seth's conversation sometimes becomes unnatural (it didn...
  • Judy Collins
    A special thank you to Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for introducing me to such a talented author, and providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Take Me With You was totally Amazing!! This is one of those rare books you will want to Pre-Order or purchase the day it is released. From the first page, this heartwarming story, grabs you and pulls you in, with a strong hold until the ending, and thereafter in your thoughts. My only issu...
  • Karen
    I can't for the life of me remember why this was something I wanted to read and now that I've read it, I still can't figure it out. It started out okay - a teacher who hates teaching heads out on a national parks summer vacation in his RV. When the RV breaks down a jail bound mechanic offers to fix it for free if August - the teacher - will take his two boys with him for the summer while he does his stint in jail for yet another DUI. A bit unlike...
  • Raquel Moritz
    Uma história transformadora de uma sensibilidade ímpar. Catherine Ryan Hyde já comoveu mais de 3 milhões de leitores ao redor do mundo e vai ganhar o Brasil com toda a certeza.
  • ✨Susan✨
    This was a nice story even though a little far fetched. Two boys spend a summer with an elderly gentleman teacher who had tragically lost his son fairly recently. They travel in a motorhome through well known campgrounds exploring and learning about life, love and forgiveness. It is a coming of age story that touches on alcoholism and how each individual deals with it. By the end of the summer they had formed a lifelong friendship. The characters...
  • WhatIReallyRead
    August is a middle-aged science school-teacher on a summer break. He used to travel in the motorhome every year with his family, but since his divorce and his son's death, this was going to be his first solo road trip. Plans change though, and he is charged with temporarily caring for two young boys. So they travel along around all the National parks for 3 months. We see this relationship develop and flourish.Take Me with You had a feeling of a T...
  • Holly Weiss
    After reading When I Found You and Pay It Forward I was eager to read more of Catherine Ryan Hyde's work. She writes flawed characters who seek better relationships and try to do the right thing. Sound simplistic? Yes. It's also refreshing. Many of her books revolve around family and inter-generational relationships. writing. She uses words sparsely and concisely. The premises of her books are wholesome. I will be reading more!A burned out scienc...
  • Garth Mailman
    Once in a blue moon one encounters a book that just demands to be read and for me this was such a book. The storyline involves Alcoholism, coming of age, grieving the death of a child, and camping in an RV. The description of scenes from Joshua Tree, Zion, Arches, Canyonlands brought back memories and the other parks a desire to see new lands. With all the grammar and spell-checking software available today I’m mystified as to why so many error...
  • Samantha 1974
    I don't know if it's fair to review a book before finishing but I can't take one more page of this drivel. It reads like a Highlights magazine story for grade school children. The premise is unrealistic, which most times I can overlook, but the author seems to be banging you over the head with her "lessons" about alcoholism, abandonment and letting go. This would be fine if she was reading to small children in a library, not enjoyable if you're o...
  • Gina *loves sunshine*
    Take me with you is a coming of age story, a healing story, and very rich is it's characters! The story follows August as he takes on 2 boys.....from a stranger....and brings them along on his summer RV trip. The scenery is so vivid, as is the awe and amazement of seeing America through children's eyes. For me the book lacked a fast moving, wow type of plot - it was more of a slower journey!! A good 3 stars, not gonna brag about it.
  • Karen
    The first half of this book was amazing and I enjoyed every word of it. I was completely absorbed in the story and the characters, feeling such a sweetness coming from Seth especially. And the visits to the AA meetings were fascinating to me, especially seeing how Seth was trying to come to terms with his dad's alcoholism. When August returns the boys to their father at the end of the summer, I wondered what would happen in the rest of the book, ...
  • Linda
    Another one I came into blind. (I read the synopsis when I originally put it on my To Read list, but had completely forgotten by the time I read it.) August is a grieving high school teacher using his summer off to take a road trip from San Diego to Yellowstone, just him and his Jack Russell Terrier, Woody.His plan starts to go off course when vehicle trouble puts a wrench in his time line and in his travel budget. He reluctantly gets some new tr...
  • Gesa Drochner moon
    CaptivatingI did not know what I was getting into but I couldn't put it down. It is such a simple story but the author does a splendid job keeping you on your toes. She manages to write about all these emotions without ever sounding overbearing or non believable. Just a great book.
  • Tracy Fenton
    Every now and I then I like to take a break from all the murders/psychological thrillers and crime books and read a book that takes me on a different journey altogether. Take Me With You was certainly that book! August Schroeder is a grieving father on his way to Yellowstone Park in his motorhome with his son's ashes when he breaks down in the middle of nowhere and Wes the mechanic tows him to his garage. Finding himself agreeing to look after th...
  • Laurie Carlson
    My Take:5 STARS!Another "knocked-it-out-of-the-ballpark" novel again! Written by the AMAZING by best selling author, Catherine Ryan Hyde! You probably know her best from her book (and movie), "Pay It Forward", a household phrase for doing good for others! That, she has done again! BRAVO! +Catherine Ryan Hyde ! BRAVO! She truly understands and knows the true spirit of humanity! She nails it every time in the countless novels she has written. There...
  • Marleen
    Catherine Ryan Hyde has a way of depicting ordinary people and making their stories count. Her books are well written, that is a given, and they make you care. You just care. I simply love that. She reminds me a bit of Kent Haruf in that way. Her books are not about romance and that is such a relief. Hyde’s books have a way of focusing on our social environment, and maybe a bit more on how children of our era are embraced, loved, influenced, ed...
  • Dorine
    TAKE ME WITH YOU by Catherine Ryan Hyde is an entertaining coming-of-age, adventure novel full of family values and addiction awareness. It hit one of my favorite tropes, which is “travel challenges”. I didn’t expect it to be mostly from the male point-of-view, but it was an agreeable difference.It’s TBR Challenge day with Wendy the Super Librarian and time for me to visit the other challenge participants. I love doing this every month! T...
  • Linda Hart
    I really enjoyed the beginning of this book but my enthusiasm waned as the book dragged on, and on, with nothing really ever happening except travelogues of national parks. I found it to be a depressing & somewhat sappy tale of redemption that just didn't live up to its potential.
  • Nancy
    This is an excellent book. I read and listened to it from the kindle unlimited 30 day free trial. I enjoyed the narration. The story is very touching. Two boys make friends with August, whose rig has broken down, and is being worked on by the boys father, Wes. Wes is an alcoholic, and will be serving time from drunk driving. He asks August to take his two boys with him on his three month vacation, and in exchange he offers to give the repairs and...
  • Paula Sealey
    August Shroeder is making a road trip in memory of his son Phillip, hoping to heal some of the heartache he feels over his death by visiting special places and scattering some of his ashes. When his motorhome needs repairing, he takes it in to be fixed but comes away with two additional passengers, Seth and Henry. They need somewhere to stay over the summer, and someone to care for them. As they travel from place to place, a friendship begins to ...
  • Sara
    August Schroeder is on his way to Yosemite. He is taking a trip he had planned with his son, Philip, but Philip is not along for the trip because he was killed in a traffic accident. When his car breaks down in a town along the way, he is persuaded to take two young boys (12 and 7), Seth and Henry, along with him on his summer trip. It is a fortuitous trip for both August and the boys, and it changes them in ways they cannot anticipate. They all ...