by Morgan Matson
Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew--just in time for Amy's senior year. Her dad recently died in a car accident. So Amy embarks on a road trip to escape from it all, driving cross-country from the home she's always known toward her new life. Joining Amy on the road trip is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's old friend. Amy hasn't seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows. So she's surprised to find that she is developing a crush on him. At the same time, she's coming to terms with her father's death and how to put her own life back together after the accident. Told in traditional narrative as well as scraps from the road--diner napkins, motel receipts, postcards--this is the story of one girl's journey to find herself.
I think I'm seriously starting to become a little obsessed with road trip novels. Ever since I read Saving June by Hannah Harrington, earlier this summer, and ended up adoring it as much as I did, I've been searching for more road trip novels, that would make me feel like this one did. I've found very few that have been as highly rated as this one.
Out of nearly 10,500 ratings on Goodreads, it has scored an average of 4.12 (that's what it's at right now, anyway), which is pretty damn impressive.
So I have faith that this book is going to be a good one, and it definitely sounds like one that I'd end up loving. I definitely plan on adding it to my shelves at some point in the very near future!