Author: Abbi Waxman
Publisher: Berkley Books
Source: Kristin of Kritters Ramblings
Goodreads: Squashed among a bus full of strangers, mother-daughter duo Jessica and Emily Burnstein watch their carefully mapped-out college tour devolve into a series of off-roading misadventures, from the USA Today bestselling author of The Bookish Life of Nina Hill.
Jessica and Emily Burnstein have very different ideas of how this college tour should go.
For Emily, it’s a preview of freedom, exploring the possibility of her new and more exciting future. Not that she’s sure she even wants to go to college, but let’s ignore that for now. And maybe the other kids on the tour will like her more than the ones at school. . . . They have to, right?
For Jessica, it’s a chance to bond with the daughter she seems to have lost. They used to be so close, but then Goldfish crackers and Play-Doh were no longer enough of a draw. She isn’t even sure if Emily likes her anymore. To be honest, Jessica isn’t sure she likes herself.
Together with a dozen strangers–and two familiar enemies–Jessica and Emily travel the East Coast, meeting up with family and old friends along the way. Surprises and secrets threaten their relationship and, in the end, change it forever.
Ope’s Opinion: My daughter liked this book so much, she pre-ordered a copy for me! We are both fans of Abbi Waxman. She really knows how to bring characters alive and make you feel like you are there.
This mother / daughter story reminded me of the days my girls were looking at colleges. Seems we all have our own agendas and aren’t sure we should share what we think and feel. Those growing pains are difficult.
The ending wrapped things up. I am ready for another Abbi Waxman book!
I’ve enjoyed her books so I’m glad to see you liked this one. I think my favorite to this point is her first.
I really enjoyed this one too, loved the mother/daughter dynamic, and thought it was all done very well, it sounded authentic and real. And can’t wait to read her next release.