Spotlight on New Adult Literature: Wanderlove

Summary from Goodreads:

It all begins with a stupid question:

Are you a Global Vagabond?

No, but 18-year-old Bria Sandoval wants to be. In a quest for independence, her neglected art, and no-strings-attached hookups, she signs up for a guided tour of Central America—the wrong one. Middle-aged tourists with fanny packs are hardly the key to self-rediscovery. When Bria meets Rowan, devoted backpacker and dive instructor, and his outspokenly humanitarian sister Starling, she seizes the chance to ditch her group and join them off the beaten path.

Bria’s a good girl trying to go bad. Rowan’s a bad boy trying to stay good. As they travel across a panorama of Mayan villages, remote Belizean islands, and hostels plagued with jungle beasties, they discover what they’ve got in common: both seek to leave behind the old versions of themselves. And the secret to escaping the past, Rowan’s found, is to keep moving forward.

But Bria comes to realize she can’t run forever, no matter what Rowan says. If she ever wants the courage to fall for someone worthwhile, she has to start looking back.

Kirsten Hubbard lends her artistry into this ultimate backpacker novel, weaving her drawings into the text. Her career as a travel writer and her experiences as a real-life vagabond backpacking Central America are deeply seeded in this inspiring story.

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3 Responses to "Spotlight on New Adult Literature: Wanderlove"

  • Oh, I’m really looking forward to reading this one! I’ve been hearing lots of good things and the premise is fantastic.

    1 Danya said this (December 4, 2011 at 11:40 AM)


  • I’m looking forward to reading this one too. Especially with all the traveling I’ve been doing. 😉

    2 capillya said this (December 4, 2011 at 3:27 PM)


  • This one sounds a little heady (which isn’t a bad thing), I’m glad I have it on my TBR pile already.

    3 Michelle said this (December 4, 2011 at 3:29 PM)


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