Review: Right Of Way
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Simon Pulse on July 9th 2013
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Romance
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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Can a road trip repair a romance gone wrong? Find out in this standalone companion to Lauren Barnholdt’s Two-way Street.
Here are Peyton and Jace, meeting on vacation. Click! It’s awesome, it’s easy, it’s romantic. This is the real deal.
Unless it isn’t. Because when you’re in love, you don’t just stop calling one day. And you don’t keep secrets. Or lie. And when your life starts falling apart, you’re supposed to have the other person to lean on.
Here are Peyton and Jace again, broken up but thrown together on a road trip. One of them is lying about the destination. One of them is pretending not to be leaving something behind. And neither of them is prepared for what’s coming on the road ahead…
Another summer read on my pile, beautiful and moving, this story is great!
1. Realistic. The realism of family problems and dealing with your parents who are the ones who have the problem is the best part. Most teens have to carry such a large load that is not meant for them to carry. I loved how well this part of the story is told to the reader. Piece by piece, uncovering every dark secret.
2. Love. In the midst of the craziness, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Love and friendship. And this girl really needed that. She needed that help and guidance. I like that there is hope when all seem is lost.
3. Family. Finally a good sets of parents or rather should I say mom. I love it when parents are involved. They don’t judge but just help.
4. Truth. Facing the truth is hard. And making the decision to ask for help because of what your parents do is harder. In the end, Peyton learn a hard lesson.
5. Road trip. When you are running away, why not a road trip? It gives you time to think and the plan out exactly what do. Though, life throws you curve balls so nothing ever ends up how you wanted it to be, still, you learn a lot.
My only gripe is that it sort of ended incomplete. Even though Peyton faced what she needed to do, there are still a lot of unanswered questions between Jace and Peyton.
Overall, Right Of Way is a great book. It’s a cute summer read that gives you exactly what you need. A road trip, a cute boy and love that is awesome.
I give it 4 BITES!