Waiting on Wednesday (169)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody 
Release Date: October 2, 2018 

In this romantic road trip story perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Morgan Matson, a teen girl discovers the value of ordinary objects while learning to forgive her absent father.

After Ali’s father passes away, he leaves his one and only prized possession—a 1968 Firebird convertible—to his daughter. But Ali doesn’t plan on keeping it. Not when it reminds her too much of all her father’s unfulfilled promises. So when she finds a buyer three hundred miles up the Pacific coast willing to pay enough money for the car to save her childhood home, Ali can’t wait to get going. Except Ali has no idea how to drive a stick shift. But guess who does?

Ali’s ex-boyfriend, Nico. And Nico has other plans.

He persuades Ali that instead of selling the car, they should “trade up” the items they collect on their trip to eventually reach the monetary amount Ali needs. Agreeing with Nico’s crazy plan, Ali sets off on a unique adventure that is unlike anything she ever could have expected.

And it’s through Ali’s travels, through the strangers she meets and the things that they value—and why they value them—that Ali eventually comes to understand her father and how his life may not have been as easy and carefree as she previously thought. Because just like the seemingly insignificant objects Ali collects, not everything is exactly as it appears.

I completely wasn't expecting a new contemporary book from Jessica Brody this year. So when this appeared on my Twitter feed one day I was jumping-up-and-down exciting! It doesn't hurt that the synopsis sounds amazing (Road Trip! Ex-boyfriend!) and the cover is stunning. I'm loving the nature vibes. 


  1. That cover is so dreamy! And I need to read more road trip books!

    1. 100% agree on the cover! It makes me crave summer and sunshine!

  2. Ooh road trips are always fun! And I love that cover!

    1. They are! I don't think I've ever been disappointed by a road trip book.

  3. Ooh this one looks good! A road trip book and a vintage Firebird- looks fun! Lovely cover too, I agree.

  4. A 1968 Firebird and a road trip sounds like it would make for a good read. It sounds like Ali need it too after losing her father. Great pick .

  5. I have enjoyed Brody's books, so of course this is on my TBR. Plus it's a grief book. 'Nuff said.

  6. I've had some serious hit or miss with Brody's books in the last few years so I'm thinking I might not try this one, which will be a first. I loved her older books like 52 Reasons to Hate Me Father. 😍 Happy reading!

    Have a wonderful weekend. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!


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