The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody

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 ...


Details The Geography of Lost Things

TitleThe Geography of Lost Things
ISBN9781481499217
Author
Release DateOct 2nd, 2018
PublisherSimon Pulse
LanguageEnglish
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Romance, Travel, Road Trip
Rating

Reviews The Geography of Lost Things

  • Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
    2018-07-24
    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 Standing Still, I had high expectations. Fortunately, this book did not disappoint. Jessica Brody is now an auto-buy author for me. Ali Collins doesn’t have room in her life for clutter or complications. So when her estranged father passes away and leave...
  • Carlene Inspired
    2018-10-16
    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 forgiveness and love. After her father passes away it seems the hits just keep on coming for Ali, first with her mother giving in to the letters left on their door and then with her dad's baby, his true love, his car, ending up in her possession. Ali doesn't ...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    2018-09-16
    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 looked like when I finished reading this book:I was crying. I was smiling. I was crying AND smiling. I just loved this story.Five things I really loved about The Geography of Lost ThingsBrody really took me on a fantastic road trip. I got to travel t...
  • Juliana
    2018-08-15
    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 home if she can't come up with a hefty sum of money. Her father recently passed away and has left her a 1968 firebird convertible. She puts it up on Craigslist and a car collector offers more than enough money for it. There's just one problem. She can'...
  • Grace {Rebel Mommy Book Blog}
    2018-09-18
    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 road trip in a book??Exes on the Road Trip. I mean you know it's going to be interesting when exes are stuck together for that long.Craig's List. In order to get money they keep trading things up on Craig's List. It sounds silly but it was a really fun ...
  • Kath (Read Forevermore)
    2018-09-05
    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 quick contemporary read. It has the fun road trip setting, something I’m completely obsessed with. However, I found the book to be a wee bit boring in terms of the plotting. Don’t get me wrong, it was a pretty good book. It’s just I didn’t find ...
  • alice (arctic books)
    2018-08-14
    I really liked this one! RTC!
  • La La
    2018-11-04
    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, but it never raised its ugly head. Anyone who knows me knows I am allergic to romance, and even though this story does have it, it is not over the top in either amount or content. The author gets HUGE accolades from me for this.There are a lot of he...
  • Andrew
    2018-05-24
    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 it's worth, she decides to sell it so she can save her house from being repossessed. But her ex-boyfriend, Nico, is the only one who can drive a stick shift with her up the coast... and he's not sure that selling it is a good idea.I raced through The ...
  • Trianna
    2018-06-12
    This was a cute book that I flew through in one sitting. It had a fun road trip element (which I am always trash for) which was my favorite part. Other than that, it wasn't amazing and I am probably going to forget everything that happened quite soon.
  • Lindsey
    2018-10-05
    Every one of her books centers around heartache, which often makes them hard to read. This was hard to read and frustrating at times, but overall, it was sweet. The ending was much better than I anticipated and I’m glad she got some closure.
  • Shreya
    2018-07-13
    Thank you to Simon and Schuster for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.AAAAAAAAHHHHHHH???????!!!!!!!!!!!! Honestly, I think any review I write will have to contain a lot of excited screaming, but I'm going to try to write cohesive sentences anyways. Coming soon, I promise!
  • Madison
    2018-09-27
    The Geography of Lost Things is a fun road trip novel about learning to forgive and starting over. Jessica Brody weaves together a compelling story of second-chance romance and father-daughter relationships, family financial difficulties and learning to see again the value in little things. Ali has just days until the bank will reclaim her family home and she and her mother must find somewhere else to live. Years of paying the debts of her flaky ...
  • Skye ~ A Court of Binge Reading
    2018-09-01
    **Thank you to NetGalley and to Simon and Schuster for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review** The Geography of Lost Things was the contemporary book I didn’t know I needed. I truly loved this story. I think anyone who has a strained relationship with a parent should read this book. The author writes such a raw, realistic interpretation of an estranged child and parent relationship. She also expertly conveys how this estrangement...
  • Marie
    2018-09-22
    Find me:Blog | Twitter | Tumblr | Instagram | SpotifyI am sooo thrilled to be part of the tour organized by Fantastic Flying Book Club for this amazing book. You can check out the tour schedule here.You know that feeling when you read the blurb and you think that you already know the story?That’s the impression I had of this book. I thought this would be a light read, complete with all the cliches ever made for road trips and contemporary roman...
  • Andrienne
    2018-09-25
    This book has a lot going for it-great character development, well-defined plot, interesting scenarios, and superb writing. Ali was abandoned as a child by her father and she was left with his dad’s prized possession-a classic car that might be worth a lot of money. The only thing is, she can’t drive stick shift so her ex-boyfriend agrees to go with her to sell it to an interested buyer a few hundred miles away. Lots of adult crossover appeal...
  • Mariah Bassett
    2018-11-07
    Simple, fun, and easy to read. Great story. Reccomended.
  • Michelle
    2018-09-01
    My full review can be found on the Epilie Aspie Chick blog! Thank you to Simon Pulse for providing the ARC in exchange for an honest review. I loved everything about this book and for being almost 500 pages, it's a fast one. Once I started, I had to keep going to see whether they would reach the goal or not here. Plus, the relationship aspect between Ali and her dad plus Ali and Nico was far too intriguing to me not to be interested by. There's a...
  • Rachel
    2018-09-05
    Real rating: 3.5 stars! It was a bit slow going at first but I ended up liking it!
  • Jenia
    2018-10-29
    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 sti...
  • Teenreadsdotcom
    2018-10-18
    How well do you get along with your ex?Ali’s father, Jackson, was never around. He didn’t help pay the bills, wasn’t there to see Ali grow up, enter high school, get her first job. Ali and her mother haven’t heard from Jackson for a while, and then the hospital calls. He’s dead. A few days later, a man shows up at the door, giving Ali what her father left in his will --- his 1968 Firebird 400 convertible. Ali does not want her father’...
  • Rissi
    2018-10-19
    I received this product from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody | Book ReviewThis review was originally posted on Finding WonderlandTHE STORY | Ali is anything but sentimental when it comes to the father who abandoned her. This is why when she is willed his prize possession, a 1968 Firebird, she cannot be rid of the i...
  • Michelle
    2018-10-29
    I have enjoyed books by Jessica Brody for a while. Since her early books, I have always enjoyed her different stories with beautifully written characters. I tend to cry in a lot of them, and I wasn't surprised when I had a moment of tears in this. So fair warning, there may be tears.The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody is a beautiful story about finding yourself in the shadow of grief. At first, I wasn't sure if I was ready - 1) Contempo...
  • Becky
    2018-10-03
    Originally posted at www.bickeringbookreviews.com I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Summary: Ali’s father disappeared six years ago. He left her and her mother without a backwards look. He’s only legacy is the huge amount of debt he left. Now, Ali and her mother are just days away from losing their home and Ali is desperate to find a solution and one appears when Ali’s fat...
  • Mina
    2018-10-06
    **Review originally posted on My Fangirl Chronicles** My Rating: 4 starsI received an e-ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Initial Thoughts:Despite owning several of Jessica Brody's novels, this is the first YA contemporary of hers that I've read. There were three main reasons why I decided to pick up this book: 1) the cover is absolutely beautiful; 2) I was very interested in the concept of discovering the value of ordinary ...
  • Arrow Jameson
    2018-09-30
    5/5 OR 10/10 STARSI HAVE FOUND IT. I HAVE FINALLY FOUND THE PERFECT ROAD TRIP BOOK. I DID NOT THINK I’D FIND ONE THIS YEAR WITH ALL THE MEDIOCRE BOOKS ON-THE-ROAD I’D READ, BUT I DID. I CAN REST IN PEACE NOW.No but seriously, I’m the happiest person on this planet. Road trips are a freaking brilliant concept and the fact that nobody in the YA world seemed to be getting it spot-on was just devastating; finding this book that got it just righ...
  • Jenn
    2018-09-30
    From my blog and instagram account - @livereadandprosperYou’ve got a surprise in the mailbox and it’s a book you’ve been so excited to read! You:A. Jump for joy and begin reading it immediately.B. Hide away in your room and don’t come out until your finished reading it.C. All of the above 😍Thank you Simon Pulse for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review!Past decisions that Ali’s dad has made things quite hard for her and ...
  • Ashley Urquhart
    2018-10-02
    For more reviews, please visit my blog: What's She Reading?If you're looking for a nice road trip book, then this is for you. I, personally, LOVE road trip books and this one checked all of the boxes. It definitely makes me want to take a drive along the Western coastline of the US!Ali and Nico were both likable characters and I thought the pacing of the book was really good. We didn't have to spend too much time in the car with them, but were gi...
  • Karla
    2018-10-04
    I felt like I learned a few things after reading Ali and Nico's story. Especially the ending when Ali finally lets go of her anger and finally admits the truth about life, and it only took a road trip with her ex while trying to trade things on Craiglist at the same time! The road trip as a whole was very amusing and I enjoyed all kinds of adventures they went on and the people they met along the way. It was a little annoying how she always seeme...