Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - When I Hit the Road

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Book Review - When I Hit the Road

When I Hit the Road

About the Book
From the author of the award-winning This Journal Belongs to Ratchet comes a new kind of journal by a girl on a madcap road trip, featuring a karaoke-loving grandma, a cute boy, and a wild summer of memories that will last a lifetime.

Samantha is not exactly excited to spend what was supposed to be an awesome summer vacation with her grandma all the way in Florida. Or to be testing out her mom's "Dear Me" Journals—writing to her future self just feels weird. But it turns out Gram has some not-so-boring plans up her sleeve...

Gram and her friend Mimi are going to audition for the Seniors Have Got Talent Karaoke Contest!
A road trip in Gram's new Mustang turns into a series of hilarious mishaps that flip Samantha's summer on its head. And to make things more awkward, Brandon, Mimi's totally handsome grandson, is also along for the ride.

It looks like those journals just might be worth keeping after all. Because this summer will be one Samantha will never want to forget.

My Take on the Book
What a fun story. You get to see what happens when you go on a crazy road trip with a grandma, her friend and a boy. The book brings in fun humor that is perfect for middle school aged readers. The grandma is a hoot, and as she ticks off her bucket list you get to go along for the ride.

The main characters is also a ton of fun. The way the author narrates through her journal is unique and innovative and while not the only book that does this, it is one of the few I have read recently. 
You will also love all of the twists and turns as it encourages you to keep reading chapter by chapter. It is a book that simply flies by! 
I had never read this author before, but after reading this I would definitely read more!

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