Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on September 3, 2019
Sisters April and Jenn haven’t been close in years. Jenn’s too busy with school, the family antique shop, and her boyfriend, and April would rather play soccer and hang out with the boy next door.
But when April notices her older sister is sad about staying home for college, she decides to do something about it. The girls set off to revive a pact they made as kids: spend an epic day exploring the greatest hits of their childhood and all that Los Angeles has to offer.
Then April learns that Jenn has been keeping a secret that could rip their family—and their feuding parents—apart. With only one day to set things right, the sisters must decide if their relationship is worth saving, or if the truth will tear them apart for good.
April and Jen are sisters that when they were younger were practically attached at the hip. In recent years, however, they barely speak outside of basic niceties.
Jenn is the older sister who spends most of her time when not busy with school taking shifts at their parent’s antique store. Shes more referee than anything else though as her parents are almost always fighting she spends more time settling arguments then making sales. She made the decision to defer college, for now, to help out at the struggling store.
April is the younger, less timid, more funloving sister whose loves to be sporty and the center of attention. She feels bad for her sister and in hopes of cheering her up plans an entire day that provides are a quite literal walk down memory lane. Visiting places that had special meaning to them when they were close. April hopes this will cheer Jenn up. She is however in for quite a rude awakening.
I am not going to say more about the plot as I do not want to give too much of the story away. I just want to pique your interest. I enjoyed reading this book. Usually road-trip type ya novels are not my thing. I do not know why that is, just never really been my thing. This one, however, wasn’t horrible. I like the little details that were included like how every stop April had was accompanied by a throwback type photo of them at the location when they were younger. It made me nostalgic for a time when life was much less complicated and my biggest decision was a big chapter test in Algebra. (man I hated math!)
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