(I received a free eARC from the Fantastic Flying Book Club in exchange for an honest review)
“Going after what you want in life doesn’t make you selfish. It makes you brave.”
Your destination is on the left by Lauren Spieller
Genre: YA, Romance, Contemporary
About the author:
Lauren Spieller is a literary agent who lives in New York with her husband. When she isn’t writing, she can be found drinking lattes, pining for every dog she sees, or visiting her native California. YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT is her debut novel. Follow her on Twitter @laurenspieller.
Rating: 4/5 stars
(DISCLAIMER: This review is based on my opinion only.)
Dessa is a nomad and lives with her family who constantly move around, along with her best friend and crush, Cyrus. She wants to go to art school and have a chance at a new life. But when an unexpected internship opportunity presents itself, Dessa is forced to make a difficult choice, to stay and risk losing the boy she loves or to continue to follow the life of her family.
I hated that Dessa’s parents didn’t try to talk to her about the financial problem and I really symphatized with Dessa about wanting to go to college. I LOVED the message behind this book, that college isn’t everything and you can still chase your dreams, even if you take a path that is less taken.
I personally resonated strongly with this book and it tugged at my heartstrings. I felt that Dessa’s character arc was pretty good and the ending was bittersweet. I really enjoyed the nice story progression.
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