October 5, 2018

The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody

Cover Art Courtesy of Goodreads
This is a release I have definitely been anticipating, so you can imagine my excitement when a finished copy showed up at my door! The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody is a YA contemporary that follows Ali on a journey, both physical and emotional in nature.

When Ali's estranged father passes away and leaves her his most prized possession, his 1968 Firebird convertible, she wants nothing more than to get rid of it. In fact, Ali plans to sell the car and use the money to help save her house currently under foreclosure. But Ali can't drive a stick-shift, and she has to transport the car about 300 miles to its buyer.

Enter Ali's ex-boyfriend, Nico, who offers to drive the car for a small cut in the sales price. But that means Ali must spend hours trapped in the car with her ex. What happens when the two are forced together? Will Ali learn to forgive not only Nico, but her father as well, in the process? Will she be able to save her home?

This story was just too precious. I loved the characters, even though I thought Ali was a bit standoffish (though I understand why). The whole idea of "trading up" items from something worthless to something worth a lot of money is so fascinating to me, and I've always wanted to try it! I thought the overall message of this book about forgiveness and understanding was incredible, and it really hit home the idea that you shouldn't judge someone without fully knowing their situation. I thought this was fairly long for a YA contemporary, but I flew right through it. And let's be honest, this cover is just stunning.

I've never read any of Jessica Brody's other works, so now I definitely have to check out some of her other books!

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Thanks so much to Simon Pulse for a finished copy of this read! The Geography of Lost Things is out now, so be sure to pick up a copy!

10 comments:

Jo Linsdell said...

This author is new to me. I love the title of the book and sounds like it was a good read though. Might have to check it out.

Sarah Nowicki said...

This is the first I've heard of this book but it definitely sounds like something I would enjoy. Thanks for sharing!

Whispering Stories said...

Wow, I've never heard of the book or author before but it looks and sounds amazing. Great review.

DJ Sakata said...

Well done - I don't YA but you have me wanting this one ;)

Nikki Saturday Nite Reader said...

I agree on the cover and after reading your review I need to add this to my TBR stat! I wants it!

Lady In Read said...

the name caught my attention first.. and the story seems like one i could enjoy so sorry TBR, one more for you (vidya tiru from book bloggers fb group)

Bookworms Corner said...

This sounds really good. Great review.

Katiria Rodriguez said...

Great review, I heard amazing things about Jessica Brody books and this one looks and sounds like an amazing and fantastic book. I am really glad you enjoy really it fully, thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

Amanda McGill said...

Great review! Glad you enjoyed it!

Shelleen said...

Sounds like a great book.