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Title: Road to Somewhere
Authors: Kelley Lynn & Jenny Morris
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Publication: March 11th, 2014 by Bloomsbury Spark
Source: eARC from Publisher (via NetGalley)
New! From Bloomsbury Spark, a sunny heartwarming story of discovery and sisterhood.
A road trip. A singing competition. And super-hot cowboys.
What could be better?
For Charlie, a post-high school road trip isn’t just a vacation, it’s life changing. While her parents think she’s helping a friend move, a chance at fame is the real reason to grab her best friends and drive to L.A. But when her super annoying, uber-responsible, younger sister, Lucy, has to tag along, it isn’t quite the summer of fun she imagined.
Add in a detour to her grandparents’ ranch in Texas, and between mucking the stalls, down-home cookin’, and drool worthy ranch hands, this could just turn into the best, and most complicated, summer of their lives.
The Road to Somewhere is a super fun book. It is told in dual narrative between the two sisters- Charlie and Lucy. Dual Narrative is my favorite writing style “voice” for reading a book. I think it is a great way to get to know the main characters. Most of the time it is done between the main guy and girl of the story, but I really enjoyed the dual narrative between the two sisters. It was funny because in some ways they were so similar, and in some ways they were about as different as you can be. But this road trip was great for the two of them. I had so much fun reading this book. It put a smile on my face.
Lucy and Charlie are both great. Their strength is in their reliability. I could see them in myself and in my friends. They don’t have all the answers, but that is some of the beauty of their journey. Charlie is about to start college, which can be super scary for a lot of people. But she has an even bigger goal for herself. And we get to find out all about that throughout the course of the story. I loved how supportive Lucy was of her older sister. (And don’t worry! You get to learn all about Lucy’s goals as well.) I liked both of the girls, but Lucy just stole my heart a little more. She is the quieter of the two girls and I think I related to her a little more. Even though I am the older sister, I can be pretty quiet when I want to be, especially when I was younger.
There are some cute guys thrown into the story. I mean, what road trip is complete with out at least one cute guy?? But the romance is not the main feature of the story, and I really appreciated that. Now I love a good romance probably even more than the next girl, but this book was about the sisters relationship and about their own coming of age tales, and the romance was secondary. It worked that way.
The road trip takes these two sisters all over the place. There are cowboys, ranches, Twists and turns galore. This book is a perfect summer read. I really had a great time with The Road to Somewhere. The ending left open the possibility of a sequel and I for one, am hoping that there is one!
Kelley Lynn was born and raised a Midwestern girl. She’s not afraid to sweat and fills her free time with softball, soccer and volleyball. (Though you probably don’t want her on your volleyball team.) She occasionally makes guest appearances as a female vocalist for area bands. Music plays a large role in her writing process as well as the characters and plot lines within her stories.
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Jenny S. Morris is a YA author who loves all things geek, may have a Kdrama addiction, and prefers the rainy NW to any place she’s ever lived. Road to Somewhere is her debut novel.
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