Teen Book Review: The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody

Hiya everyone, it’s Sarah!

I received this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

I am totally late in getting this read and posted, oops!


Ali and her mother are losing their house, unless Ali can sell her dead father’s beloved Firebird and make the money to stop the foreclosure. Ali’s father was a dead beat for her entire life, abandoning her at various points, all to chase after the band Fear Epidemic. While her father was only a roadie for the band, he treated them as if they were gods. In an act of grief/revenge Ali has decided that her father’s beloved Firebird is going to do some good for her family, by selling it. The only thing is, she can’t drive stick. Ali’s ex-boyfriend offers to help her drive the car across the state to a buyer. Ali will not let her ex worm his way back into her heart, she will not accept a deadbeat dude like her mother did. Along the way, the two take on the challenge of trading up goods on Craigslist. Through this they meet an interesting cast of characters and Ali is forced to take a hard look at her past and the roles people have played in it.


This novel was predictable, but it was a fun road trip book. I liked the added element of the Craigslist trading. While I don’t think that I connected deeply to the characters, I thought the variety of unique individuals was interesting. I think there was too much going on with the father. I think that he had many layers that weren’t integrated well, which made the relationship and his plot line feel disjointed. Overall, it was a steady romance novel.



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