Book : Where The Road Leads Us
Author : Robin Reul
Genre : YA Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Personal Rating : 5/5 🌟
Publisher : Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date : April 6th, 2021
“Each road is the right one. Different outcome. Both have challenges to overcome. Everything in life is an opportunity to learn. Learning is not just in school. Trust your intuition. ” ❤️
Say hello to my new favorite book – 2021 edition. :’) Many thanks to the publisher for the free review copy.
Jack is on the verge for leaving for college, but before he does, he wants to track down his estranged brother, Alex and find some closure in the wake of their father’s death. Meanwhile, Hallie has just found out some upsetting news about a friend in Oregon, and she has a small window to go see him before it’s too late.
Jack and Hallie are practically strangers. They shared a class together years ago and haven’t seen each other since, though they have more in common than they’d ever imagine. And when fate puts them into the same rideshare to the bus terminal, it kicks off an unconventional and hilarious adventure that may lead them to their own true selves…and maybe to each other.
I started reading Where The Road Leads Us at the perfect time. Escaping on a road trip with Jack and Hallie was just what I needed right now. I’m so glad I discovered this gem of a novel. WTRLU comes out next week, so please take a screenshot/save this review as a reminder to buy this book then. YOU NEED IT IN YOUR LIFE. 🥺😭
My favourite thing about YA realistic fiction is how relatable the characters are. Both Hallie and Jack from WTRLU are at a crossroads in their lives ~ just like I am since I’ll be starting university soon. That alone made the story very real to me. The author included thought-proviking quotes all throughout the story and made reading this book such an uplifting ride. I saved a lot of notes and highlights on my Kindle while reading it, and I’m going to write those down for when I need a little “pick-me-up” ❤️
The friendship between Jack and Hallie was just the best thing ever. The banter and their thoughtful conversations felt like cherries on top of an already beautiful cake. I deeply connected with their individual stories and cheered them on throughout the book. I loved how it was evident that they became different, better versions of themselves after the road trip ended. It made my heart so happy!
I will keep my review short, because I think Where the Road Leads Us is a book which you should explore all by yourself. I can’t recommend it enough.