Barnholdt is definitely a rising star
in the young-adult world. She knocks her latest book out of the park with a fun and heartfelt story that will have crossover appeal to women who love sophisticated teen novels.
Courtney can't believe her luck. She and Jordan planned to drive from Florida to Boston to start college, but days before they leave they have a nasty breakup. The trip is still on, however, only it's filled with anger, hurt, confusion -- and love. Told through alternating points of view and time, it covers all of the incidents that led to their split and whether there's hope for reconciliation. (SIMON PULSE, Jul., 304 pp., $8.99, ISBN: 9781416913184, MM, 14 and Up)