Location: FIC ALS
Genre: Road trip - Youth Fiction
Five strangers. Countless adventures. One epic way to get lost.
What is it about road trips that changes who we are, what we think, how we react? Why do we do road trips to escape? Yes it is escape but it is escape that has positive consequences. We are away from our scaffolding, from trusted places and circumstances, we are on an adventure of unknowns that grows us up and changes our world views, it gives us self confidence- we can- when others say we cannot. I think at heart we crave that- something to shudder our world, kick us of of our norm and plonk us into a new challenging and formational reality
Leila is a free spirited young woman on the ultimate road trip—she's headed from her home in Louisiana to see the Northern Lights, which she has always wanted to see. Driving her bright red car, moving from place to place, she comes upon several different people, each in a time of need or dealing with an emotional crisis. Acting as a cross between a fairy godmother and a partner in crime (sometimes literally), Leila tries to help each of them find a way to solve their problems, winding up in some interesting and occasionally zany situations.
They are Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia. Each of them faces a difficult situation. Leila tries to help these 'strangers' to find their right path again.
"Captivating, mysterious, fun and deep.... for readers of JOHN GREEN" - Fresh Fiction
"People hurt each other," Leila said without much inflection in her voice. "It happens to everyone. Intentionally, unintentionally, regretfully or not. It's part of what we do as people. The beauty is that we have the ability to heal and forgive."