Author: Kirsten Hubbard
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
It all begins with a stupid question:
Are you a Global Vagabond?
No, but 18-year-old Bria Sandoval wants to be. In a quest for independence, her neglected art, and no-strings-attached hookups, she signs up for a guided tour of Central America—the wrong one. Middle-aged tourists with fanny packs are hardly the key to self-rediscovery. When Bria meets Rowan, devoted backpacker and dive instructor, and his outspokenly humanitarian sister Starling, she seizes the chance to ditch her group and join them off the beaten path.
Actual Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Okay, this will have to be a quick review, because after reading this book, I have to hop on the next available flight it of the country!
There simply aren’t enough books involving travel, let alone GOOD books involving travel. The plot of this story was so much fun, and as exciting as it is intriguing. I loved all the little things Bria learned on her travels, as well as all the things she experienced.
The descriptions in this book were amazing! I felt like I was there on the journey, seeing the scenery and everything. Kirsten Hubbard didn’t leave a single detail out, everything was sketched out flawlessly, both the writing and the drawings! The writing was also funny, adding some humor throughout it all.
The reason I didn’t give this book 5 stars is because there were some cliches. It made me roll my eyes a little, but it didn’t bother me all too much. What really got on my nerves was Bria’s personality. She annoyed me so much, actually more towards the end of the story rather than the start. She was unreasonable and bratty, and I wanted to shake her and tell her problems were so, so lame. Though to be fair, she did make a few good points.
If you’re looking for some travel transcendence, read this book!
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