The Passport Project: Two Sisters Ditch Middle School for a Life-Changing Journey Around the World (Hardcover)

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The Passport Project: Two Sisters Ditch Middle School for a Life-Changing Journey Around the World (Hardcover)


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EAT PRAY LOVE meets Middle School in this YA travel memoir.


Delaney McIntyre's all-American eighth-grade dreams crumble when her parents announce their "five-month family field trip." And despite her begging, bawling, and silent treatment, Delaney can't derail their obvious midlife crisis.

Seventh-grade Riley McIntyre is thrilled to ditch middle school for world school. The late bloomer dreams of bungee jumping in New Zealand and completing the Riley Reinvention Project during this global adventure.

What about school? Forget science and math. The only way to pass this class is to survive:

  • Public nudity in Iceland
  • Deadly stingers in Australia
  • Monster cockroaches in Panama
  • Scam artists in Italy
  • Projectile puking in Indonesia
  • Toilet catastrophes in Thailand

...and many more horrifying and humiliating lessons that aren't in their textbooks Each day is a real-life social studies class where the sisters must navigate new countries, cultures, and religions-while also navigating adolescence.

But when a flight mistake leads to the family's detention in a communist country, the sisters face the ultimate challenge. Will they fail the assignment? Or will they find their way home?

In this thrilling and witty account of their family's trek over four continents, author Kellie McIntyre deftly weaves her own experiences with her daughters' blogs and personal journals into a one-of-a-kind travel memoir. And as readers of all ages follow them around the world, they'll be inspired to abandon their comfort zones for priceless life lessons.

The Passport Project is a captivating true story perfect for middle graders, teenagers, and families. If you like unique perspectives, education outside the box, and inspirational transformations, then you'll love Kellie McIntyre's eye-opening exploration.

Buy The Passport Project to get your stamp for adventure today

" S]cary, thrilling, and eye-opening ... An engaging and enlightening travel account about a family's global journey." -Kirkus Reviews

"A unique and engaging way for readers to learn about different countries, cultures, and points of view." -School Library Journal

" A]n enticing global travelogue led by teenagers ..." -Foreword Reviews

" B]rilliantly captures the awkward hilarity of teen/family travel while highlighting the gift of a global worldview." -Rachel Macy Stafford, NYT Bestselling Author and Certified Teacher

" T]he most fun-to-read travel memoir I've come across..." -Bob Payne, author of Escape Clauses and former Conde Nast contributor

Product Details ISBN: 9781737743828
ISBN-10: 1737743825
Publisher: Shamrock House
Publication Date: July 15th, 2023
Pages: 348
Language: English