John Donovan was a novelist and a playwright, who also served as the president of the Children's Book Council. I'll Get There. It Better Be Worth the Trip. was originally published in 1969 and reprinted by Dell in 1973.
"Shattering ... frank ... intelligent." --Horn Book
"This book ... should be available wherever young people read." --New York Times
"Sophisticated ... remarkably touching." --Time magazine New York