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
Release DateOct 2nd, 2018
PublisherSimon Pulse
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Travel, Road Trip

Reviews The Geography of Lost Things

  • 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 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...
  • 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 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
    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}
    Maybe 4.5? I really enjoyed my first Jessica Brody book!
  • 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 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)
    I really liked this one! RTC!
  • 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 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
    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.
  • Shreya
    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
    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
    **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
    I 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 romance stories. But I was wrong. ABSOLUTELY wrong. Becaus...
  • Andrienne
    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...
  • Lindsey
    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.
  • Michelle
    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
    Real rating: 3.5 stars! It was a bit slow going at first but I ended up liking it!
  • Mina
    **Review originally posted on My Fangirl Chronicles** My Rating: 4I 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 object...
  • Becky
    Originally posted at 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...
  • Arrow Jameson
    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...
  • Emily Anne
    Wow, that was sublime. The Geography of Lost Things was such the right read for me! I have read a few Jessica Brody books before but this is by far my new favorite. I'm so glad I signed up for this blog tour and I can't wait to read what Brody writes next. Okay, first of all, I feel like this is the perfect contemporary book. It feels raw and real, yet still hopeful and cute. Ali is dealing with heavy stuff and I viscerally felt her pain as well....
  • Jenn
    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
    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
    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...
  • Marina
    I always forget how much I like Jessica Brody's books until I read another one. And this one ticked a lot of my favorite story tropes--road trip, enemies (sort of)-to friends-to lovers (ish), quirky experiences with quirky, random strangers.Ali and Nico had an 88-day relationship end badly. Ali and her father had a contentious relationship for practically her whole life. Those two relationships collide when Ali receives her father's beloved Fireb...
  • Shane
    Okay, so long review coming.*I received this ARC through Bookcon* Pros *The first half of this is 5 stars. *The writing was cute, the plot was interesting and the awkwardness between Nico and Ali was adorable. Cons *The second half of this book was a mess. *The second half of the book didn't need to be there *The subplot which was interesting for the first half, became the main plot and it wasn't even a good plot any longer. Final Thoughts *The f...
  • Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
    This is another Brody classic. It's fun, romantic, clean cut contemporary that will make you laugh out loud, and swoon in the best possible way. It will emotionally connect you to this story, and it's characters when you least except it to. It's a story that will leave you happy with it's ending, while wanting more of the story, all at the same time. This quick read is definitely worth picking up! FULL REVIEW
  • Vic
    I probably could have given this a higher rating but contemporaries just aren’t my thing 😪with that being said.. this book is pretty good!! I thought the pacing was definitely a strong point, it was so easy to read this in 2 days without getting bored. The plot is a really cool and unique idea and was executed pretty well. I disliked the main character Ali at first- she felt too boring to me. By the end though I was glad to see her develop a...
  • Teresa
    *****3.5 Stars******I may have to change my rating to 4 stars after some time...just finished it and I have thoughts and questions that haven't quite be fully to come!Thanks to Simon & Schuster for the ARC!
  • olivia
    4.5 stars :) very enjoyable and like a nice level of heaviness for a contemporary if you know what i mean. i didn't really get into the romance of nico and ali but that's fine because i think ali's growth was good enough for me