Friday, January 24, 2014
Destination Unknown Review
It's senior year, and Whitney Richards is tired of the constant pressures to be perfect. When she gets a D in Calculus, her mother immediately hires a tutor, worried Whitney won't get into the 'right' college---her alma mater---with imperfect grades. Her tutor, Taylor, is a quiet, mysterious boy who is unlike anyone Whitney has met before. But Taylor's rougher upbringing has her mother and friends discouraging any type of relationship. Tired of having to play a part for everyone else, Whitney quits the cheerleading squad that once defined her social identity, and begins spending more time with Taylor. Her mom and friends worry Whitney is making a huge mistake, and even Taylor begins to show concern for some of her choices. But for the first time, Whitney is in the driver's seat of her life. Will she be able to find her identity---and God's plan for her life---before she throws everything away?
First, before I say anything else, I have to comment on the cover. Isn't it gorgeous?! It made me fall in love with the book before I even read the first sentence. :)
Anyways on to the book itself. Destination Unknown by Amy Clipston was a wonderful story about finding out who you truly are and want to be. I loved Whitney's story almost as much as I loved Emily's (Whitney's cousin in Roadside Assistance). The only problem I had was that the dialogue seemed a little too unreal. The characters seemed to share their feelings way to quickly and easily. I don't know many people who are that open so quickly. But other than that I loved the characters and I felt the book ended perfectly.
4 out of 5. An Afternoon snack that was pretty good.
I was provided a copy of Destination Unknown by Zondervan and the author in exchange for my honest review.