The Geography of Lost Things

The Geography of Lost Things

In this romantic road trip story perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Morgan Matson, a teen girl discovers the value of ordinary objects while learning to forgive her absent father.

After Ali’s father passes away, he leaves his one and only prized possession—a 1968 Firebird convertible—to his daughter. But Ali doesn’t plan on keeping it. Not when it reminds her too much of all her father’s unfulfilled promises. So when she finds a buyer three hundred miles up the Pacific coast willing to pay enough money for the car to save her childhood home, Ali can’t wait to get going. Except Ali has no idea how to drive a stick shift. But guess who does?

Ali’s ex-boyfriend, Nico. And Nico has other plans.

He persuades Ali that instead of selling the car, they should “trade up” the items they collect on their trip to eventually reach the monetary amount Ali needs. Agreeing with Nico’s crazy plan, Ali sets off on a unique adventure that is unlike anything she ever could have expected.

And it’s through Ali’s travels, through the strangers she meets and the things that they value—and why they value them—that Ali eventually comes to understand her father and how his life may not have been as easy and carefree as she previously thought. Because just like the seemingly insignificant objects Ali collects, not everything is exactly as it appears.

Title:The Geography of Lost Things
Edition Language:English
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About Jessica Brody

Jessica Brody knew from a young age that she wanted to be a writer. She started self “publishing” her own books when she was seven years old, binding the pages together with cardboard, wallpaper samples, and electrical tape.

    The Geography of Lost Things Reviews

  • Camila Roy ??RoyIsReading??

    RATING: 4/5e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest reviewAnother fun, romantic yet insightful novel by Jessica Brody. Having read and loved both A Week Of Mondays and The Chaos Of Standi...

  • Carlene Inspired

    Find this review and others at Carlene Inspired.The Geography of Lost Things is, as the title suggests, a story about loss, lost things, and a road trip that teaches its main character about forgivene...

  • Samantha (WLABB)

    I always enjoy Brody's books, but usually there's a little something that keeps it from getting those all-the-stars. That was not the case with The Geography of Lost Things! Seriously, this is what I ...

  • Juliana

    I received a digital arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I absolutely LOVE this book. It was enjoyable from beginning to end. Ali is in financial trouble and is losing her childhood ho...

  • Grace {Rebel Mommy Book Blog}

    Yay my first Jessica Brody book!! I own several but it took her latest to finally get me to pick one up. So happy I finally did. There was so much to love here:Road Trip!!! Who doesn't love a good roa...

  • Kath (Read Forevermore)

    An arc of this book was sent to me by Simon Pulse (Simon Teen) in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.Rating: 3.5 / 5The Geography of Lost Things is a fun, cute and qui...

  • alice (arctic books)

    I really liked this one! RTC!...

  • La La - Everyone's Crazy Aunt

    4.5 stars on the blog.When I requested this on Netgalley I thought it was Adult Contemporary Fiction and when I started reading and realized it was YA, I braced myself for a slobbery romance overload,...

  • Andrew

    Ali's father has done nothing but take and take from her mother. When he dies, he leaves her with his vintage convertible, which he always seemed to care about more than her. When she finds out what i...

  • K.

    Trigger warnings: death of a parent, poverty as a result of a parent's actions. 3.5 stars. So I'm a sucker for a roadtrip story. Especially when it's kind of a hate-to-love roadtrip story. And I reall...