I read this a while ago in 8th grade and theres a guy and he goes on a quest to find the sun on a motorcycle I think and then he finds someone in a city that takes him to their house in a forest and then the sun shines and he farms and stuff. Please help, thanks!

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    This is incredibly broad. Could you take a look at this guide to help jog your memory and edit in any more details? Every little bit helps us. – amflare Dec 13 '17 at 2:51
  • This would benefit from taking a look at the guide above and adding in some more plot details, when you read it and anything else you can remember. – Edlothiad Dec 13 '17 at 6:43

Could this be Searching for Summer by Joan Aitken?

You can read the full story online here. It's actually about a couple that go looking for the sun to celebrate their honeymoon. They travel around a post-apocalyptic Britain on a scooter and eventually find someone in the city that directs them to a small house in the forest where they see the sun and harvest some beans.

At least, he thought, they had left the golden place undisturbed. Mr. Noakes never went into the wood. And they had done what they intended; they had found the sun. Now they, too, would be able to tell their grandchildren, when beginning a story, “Long, long ago, when we were young, in the days when the sky was blue . . .

  • What search term did you use to find this? I spent a reasonable amount of time searching. – Edlothiad Dec 13 '17 at 7:41
  • I used quote marks to search for specific phrases; [post apocalyptic novel "find the sun" and "motorcycle"] which led me to this page which then led me to the answer – Valorum Dec 13 '17 at 7:47
  • When I quoted "find sun" I got some very weird results – Edlothiad Dec 13 '17 at 7:50
  • @Valorum Want to edit that info into your answer? I think it's really helpful to show people how you found their story as well as just giving them the answer, a la "teach a man to fish". – Rand al'Thor Dec 13 '17 at 12:38
  • @Randal'Thor - It's more of a comment. – Valorum Dec 13 '17 at 12:39

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