Not all those who wander are lost, but Aubree Sadler most definitely is on this novel’s whirlwind trip through Europe. A romantic and charming YA debut perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Jenny Han.
Aubree can’t think of a better place to be than in perfectly boring Ohio, and she’s ready for a relaxing summer. But when her older sister, Elizabeth, gets into real trouble, Aubree is talked into taking over Elizabeth’s summer job, leading a group of senior citizens on a bus tour through Europe.
Aubree doesn’t even make it to the first stop in Amsterdam before their perfect plan unravels, leaving her with no phone, no carefully prepared binder full of helpful facts, and an unexpected guest: the tour company owner’s son, Sam. Considering she’s pretending to be Elizabeth, she absolutely shouldn’t fall for him, but she can’t help it, especially with the most romantic European cities as the backdrop for their love story.
But her relationship with Sam is threatening to ruin her relationship with her sister, and she feels like she’s letting both of them down. Aubree knows this trip may show her who she really is—she just hopes she likes where she ends up.
REVIEW BY: Michaela, age 12 years
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This book is lovely and simply amazing. This book is sweet and romantic, yet adventurous. I enjoyed this book very much! When you read it, make sure you clear your schedule because you won't want to put it down!
The author has a way with her words that makes you enjoy the book so much. I have no idea who my favorite character is because the author makes every character have a chance in the spotlight. My favorite part is when they go to the gazebo from the Sound of Music because it is funny.
I think if you like sweet and not full on romantic reads, this book will be perfect for you! Remember to fear your schedule though!
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 17 as there are no inappropriate words or actions.