Hannah and Zoe haven't had much in their lives, but they've always had each other. So when Zoe tells Hannah she needs to get out of their down-and-out New Jersey town, they pile into Hannah's beat-up old Le Mans and head west, putting everything — their deadbeat parents, their disappointing love lives, their inevitable enrollment at community college — behind them.
As they chase storms and make new friends, Zoe tells Hannah she wants more for her. She wants her to live bigger, dream grander, aim higher. And so Zoe begins teaching Hannah all about life's intangible things, concepts sadly missing from her existence — things like audacity, insouciance, karma, and even happiness.
"As they travel together, Zoe and Hannah both have to find meaning in the fresh experiences and new self-discoveries as they escape the outer boroughs, a guarded IKEA, one despondent truck stop, several tornadoes, a cowboy encounter, and, ultimately, the law. And us readers? We’re lucky to ride along with them in Zoe’s clunky LeMans and listen to their perfectly clever, never clichéd conversations. Wunder masterfully depicts an intimate bond between two memorably contrary young women: one with a viselike grip on reality and another slowly descending from all reason." -- Lexi Walters White, Booklist
|Recommended Age||14 and up|
|Publication Date||Apr 10, 2014|