This is your typical road trip story, only involving teen girls. I am not sure many parents would allow their teenagers to take a road trip like this, but given that Anna's father is mired in mourning, I am willing to suspend disbelief on that detail. In general, I found the characters of Anna and Kat to be a little flat and boring. I never really felt like we learned much about them, nor do I feel like their characters were really pushed to confront themselves, or each other. The questions and situations the girls encounter are pretty standard; religion, sexuality, drug use, love. And I felt in terms of those issues, this book really did not bring anything new to the table.
One thing I did actually like about this story was the exploration of love, romance, and sexuality in a way that was not limited to gender or conventional labels. In a world where we are so quick to pigeonhole someone as gay, straight, or bisexual, it was refreshing to see a young adult book that indicates those labels do not matter quite so much, and love matters so much more.
I think a lot of young adults will like this book, and it will certainly appeal to readers with wanderlust of their own. If you like road trip stories, this is a great book for you, I personally just found it a little boring.
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