by Sharon Creech
Sal goes on a 6-day road trip across the country with her grandparents to see the truth of her mother’s disappearance for herself. On the way, she tells them the story of her friend Phoebe, which parallels her own and helps her process the events of her own life.
This book was compelling, and I loved the characters. But I didn’t love the book. It was heartbreaking, and I had a sense of impending doom from the beginning that the ending would be terribly sad. If you like sad books, it’s beautiful; if you’re looking for a fun read, this is not it.