The Way Back To You | Top 10 Places To Visit On An Epic Road Trip.

The Way Back To You | Michelle Andreani & Mindi Scott
Release Date: May. 3rd, 2016 | Katherine Tegen Books
Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary
Source: Irish Banana Blog Tours
Edition: Paperback ARC

In this witty, heart-tugging novel, two teens take a spontaneous road trip across the Southwest to meet three strangers who received the life-saving organs of their late best friend—charting a journey of loss, hope, and love along the way. Six months ago, Ashlyn Montiel died in a bike accident. Her best friend Cloudy is keeping it together, at least on the outside. Cloudy’s insides are a different story: tangled, confused, heartbroken. Kyle is falling apart, and everyone can tell. Ashlyn was his girlfriend, and when she died, a part of him went with her. Maybe the only part he cares about anymore. As the two people who loved Ashlyn best, Cloudy and Kyle should be able to lean on each other. But after a terrible mistake last year, they're barely speaking. So when Cloudy discovers that Ashlyn’s organs were donated after her death and the Montiel family has been in touch with three of the recipients, she does something a little bit crazy and a lot of out character: she steals the letters and convinces Kyle to go on a winter break road trip with her, from Oregon to California to Arizona to Nevada. Maybe if they see the recipients—the people whose lives were saved by Ashlyn’s death—the world will open up again. Or maybe it will be a huge mistake. With hundreds of miles in front of them, a stowaway kitten, and a list of people who are alive because of Ashlyn, Cloudy and Kyle just may find their way to back to her...and to each other.

I received a review copy courtesy of the author/publisher. This does not affect my opinion or views regarding the book whatsoever.


Summery Contemp + Road Trip =  
come on, you know you want to read it. & after this post, I'm sure you will.


My favorite books to read when the spring and summer season break are contemporaries! Nothing is better than immersing yourself in a good read while the weather is breezy or warm, and when the story includes a road trip, things just get 1000x better! When I read the synopsis to The Way Back To You, all I seen was " winter-break road trip " and I jumped on it like Dairy Queen was giving out free bacon cheeseburgers, it was an opportunity I just couldn't miss out on. So, when it came time to decide what I wanted to showcase as a promo post, I just knew getting Michelle and Mindi to share a list of the top ten places to visit on an epic road trip, was the perfect idea. Hopefully they'll stuff me in the back seat because I must be in attendance for this greatness.

Michelle and Mindi's Epic (Fictional Fantasy) Road Trip!

Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia): Sure, it's more accessible by wardrobe than motor vehicle, but it seems like an enchanting place to kick off a road trip, right? And maybe Turkish Delight actually tastes good there!

Hogsmeade (The Harry Potter series): Shopping for wizard stuff in the cutest, most magical little town in England. What more can you ask for? (Butterbeer is what, and we'd be stopping by the Three Broomsticks for that frequently!)

Stars Hollow, CT (Gilmore Girls): Luke's, Miss Patty's, Le Chat Club, Al's Pancake World, the gazebo! We might never leave!

Tree Hill, NC (One Tree Hill): We just have a soft spot for this weird little show, so a quick stop to the playground basketball court would be a must.

Colby, NC: The fictional beach town in Sarah Dessen's novels would be picturesque, perfectly restful, and the onion rings sound amazing. Also, we're not saying we'd look around for a certain guy riding a bike . . . but we'd look around for a certain guy riding a bike.

Shermer, IL ((The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Home Alone, lots of others): It's maybe not the liveliest stop on a road trip, but considering all the iconic moments this town has produced, we figure it's worth the time. Also, we'd totally reenact John Bender's fist pump on the high school football field, COME ON.

Dillon, TX (Friday Night Lights): We've heard the football team is pretty good. ;-) Plus we wouldn't mind grabbing some coffee with the coach's wife.

Roswell, NM (Roswell): This one's kind of a cheat because Roswell does actually exist! But we're both such fans of the show; why not grab some Tabasco and do some sky-watching there?

Neptune, CA (Veronica Mars): So, Neptune might have its fair share of issues, but if it's good enough to keep Veronica Mars around, we definitely want to check it out.

Sunnydale, CA (Buffy the Vampire Slayer): Well, Sunnydale might not technically exist anymore (Hellmouth collapsing in on itself and all that) but we'd like our final stop to be spent paying tribute to our faves, the Scooby Gang. *tosses symbolic stake into the rubble*

I was sold after Sunnydale, I mean helloooooo, I don't call myself Buffy The Review Slayer for nothing!
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