When Chloe Pierce’s mom forbids her to apply for a spot at the dance conservatory of her dreams, she devises a secret plan to drive two hundred miles to the nearest audition. But Chloe hits her first speed bump when her annoying neighbor Eli insists upon hitching a ride, threatening to tell Chloe’s mom if she leaves him and his smelly dog, Geezer, behind. So now Chloe’s chasing her ballet dreams down the east coast―two unwanted (but kinda cute) passengers in her car, butterflies in her stomach, and a really dope playlist on repeat.
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I loved everything about this book. This is coming from someone who HATES road trip stories!
The length was perfect, it was perfectly paced. The thoughts and prose perfectly replicated that of a teenager. There weren’t 482042840 unnecessary characters, each had a purpose to the story. Nothing was prolonged for no reason.
This is the kind of book that I enjoy. Sweet contemporary stories, romance that doesn’t leave you wanting more. And I also love that there’s no cement THIS is what happens next, because lbr, who really knows what happens when you graduate high school?!?!?!
Of 2018 and 2019, this, Dana L Davis’ debut and the way you make me feel by Maurene Goo are my absolute favorites!
This story was about suburban black kids. On the surface, no I couldn’t relate, but the author deep dived into their lives and fears. Off surface we have a lot in common. Loved the theme of gaining confidence and i think the author did a good job of leading up to it in the novel.
This…is the first black teen romcom I’ve ever read. WOW. lmao
Dislike : though i id say the book was well paced, I do think it took a little too long for the reason for their estrangement to be explained. I think it would have been a better book if we knew right away why they hated each other, and then it would have been nice to see them work through those issues.