Where the Road Leads Us by Robin Reul
“A beautiful, tender and thoughtful meditation on finding your way.”—Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star
Sometimes the best path is the unexpected one.
Jack is on the verge for leaving for college, but before he does, he wants to track down his estranged brother, Alex and find some closure in the wake of their father’s death. Meanwhile, Hallie has just found out some upsetting news about a friend in Oregon, and she has a small window to go see him before it’s too late.
Jack and Hallie are practically strangers. They shared a class together years ago and haven’t seen each other since, though they have more in common than they’d ever imagine. And when fate puts them into the same rideshare to the bus terminal, it kicks off an unconventional and hilarious adventure that may lead them to their own true selves…and maybe to each other.
“A soul-filling, raw, love song of a novel.”—Jennifer Niven, #1 New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places
Additional praise for Where the Road Leads Us:
“Robin Reul tackles tough topics with a nuanced, often hilarious, touch. A lovely, compassionate, compulsive read.”—Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces and How to Make Friends with the Dark
“Propels you through a heartfelt adventure. I couldn’t put it down.”—Jeff Garvin, author of Lambda Literary Award finalist Symptoms of Being Human
“Anyone who has faced loss and uncertainty in their life will relate to this emotionally honest, hopeful book.”—Misa Sugiura, author of It’s Not Like It’s a Secret and This Time Will Be Different
Robin Reul is the author of MY KIND OF CRAZY and WHERE THE ROAD LEADS US. She has been writing since she was in early elementary school, when she used to make her own book club flyers for her classmates and then pen them original stories. Though she grew up on film sets and worked for many years in the film and television industry, she ultimately decided to focus her attention on writing full time. She lives in Los Angeles suburbia.
Robin’s other book.
Despite the best of intentions, seventeen-year old, wisecracking Hank Kirby can’t quite seem to catch a break. It’s not that he means to screw things up all the time, it just happens. A lot. Case in point: his attempt to ask out the girl he likes literally goes up in flames when he spells “Prom” in sparklers on her lawn…and nearly burns down her house.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, Peyton Breedlove, a brooding loner and budding pyromaniac, witnesses the whole thing. Much to Hank’s dismay, Peyton takes an interest in him—and his “work.” The two are thrust into an unusual friendship, but their boundaries are tested when Hank learns that Peyton is hiding some dark secrets, secrets that may change everything he thought he knew about Peyton.