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2023 Book Review: The Road Home

by Kerri Davidson and Mark Gelinas

YA Contemporary, 2022 by Kerri Davidson, 274 Pages 

What I Didn’t Like:

  • It’s difficult to pull off a romance that continues after the happy-for-now ending. This suffered from some of that awkwardness and you attempted to figure out what this story is about now.
  • The pacing was a bit stilted in this one. Some parts felt like fast forwarding through events and then we’d slow down for a bit. It isn’t consistent.
  • I really REALLY don’t like Trixie. While I know that’s the point, I’m ready for her to be out of this story all together. 

What I Did Like:

  • I still ADORE these two. I want only good things for them and they feel incredibly realistic.
  • I love that the awkward vibe we were feeling matched what they were feeling. The relationship is new, things are changing, no one really knows what this is.
  • Realistic. This story follows an almost relatable journey. It doesn’t feel fake, it almost feels recapped from real life. I enjoyed that! 

Who Should Read This One:

  • Fans of the first one who loved the characters, obviously.
  • Readers who enjoy stories set in the 90s.
  • Readers who like adorable contemporary style stories of first love. 

My Rating: 4 Stars

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