Wanderlove was so fun to read. The story is everyone’s fantasy I think: to throw off the structure of a guided tour and to make instant friends in a strange place. The travel descriptions were perfect – enough to give you a sense of the scenery, but not too much to lose your attention. Reading parts of it brought back memories of my own trip to the remote areas of Costa Rica when I was 21. Although that trip, a medical mission trip with my college professor, was a lot less fun than Bria’s trip. This book left me wanting to go to Belize ASAP.
This book is the ultimate YA summer read. I read it in less than two days. The plot hooks you in right away. It’s all adventure with little back story to bog it down. Hubbard does a great job of only telling what you need to know when it’s relevant. And compared to the other books I’m reading right now, this was a welcomed change. The characters of Bria and Rowan have a lot going on, and their struggles with their own history and with trusting and opening up to each other gave depth to the story.
There was something about the writing style or the combination of art and travel or the friendships that reminded me of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, one of my other favorite YA books.
Read it. It’s well worth your time even if you’re not usually a fan of young adult fiction.
Rating: 5 Stars
This review was originally published on Mom’s Radius.