“A gritty road trip story with unforgettable characters.”
I came upon this book on the New YA shelf at my library. I had come in for one book. A Jennifer E. Smith novel. A lovely cute romance that would give me all the feels. I left with nearly 400 pages of intense reading material that I would gobble up in less than 24 hours.
My initial thoughts were that it looked interesting. I’d heard a lot about it and never thought about reading it before. I had heard some mixed reviews and wondered would this be my next reading favorite or my next reading failure?
At first, while I was reading I wasn’t sure about Mim. She seemed very down about life, which does make sense considering her circumstances. I was confused about some of the ways this character looked at life.
When I started, I wasn’t sure if I would end up putting this book down or not. I wasn’t sure about Mim and Poncho Guy creeped me out. But as I kept reading I got more and more intrigued in the mind of the character. I wasn’t sure what was going on with her most of the time, which made me even more excited to delve into Mim’s mind. The romance was good, light, and fun. Nothing mushy, but still cute. Walt is my favourite character and I like the aspect that this character added to the book.
Why not 5 stars? I like my beginnings intriguing if you please.
Would Recommend If You Like: Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid and All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
• 14+ • medium use of “adult” language • themes for those not faint of heart • a fear-inducing scene or two •