Title: Field Notes on Love
Author: Jennifer Smith
Publisher: Delacorte Press 2019
Genre: YA Romance
Rating: 4/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Library Love; Women Authors; Romance
It's the perfect idea for a romantic week together: traveling across America by train.
But then Hugo's girlfriend dumps him. Her parting gift: the tickets for their long-planned last-hurrah-before-uni trip. Only, it's been booked under her name. Nontransferable, no exceptions.
Mae is still reeling from being rejected from USC's film school. When she stumbles across Hugo's ad for a replacement Margaret Campbell (her full name!), she's certain it's exactly the adventure she needs to shake off her disappointment and jump-start her next film.
A cross-country train trip with a complete stranger might not seem like the best idea. But to Mae and Hugo, both eager to escape their regular lives, it makes perfect sense. What starts as a convenient arrangement soon turns into something more. But when life outside the train catches up to them, can they find a way to keep their feelings for each other from getting derailed?
I picked this one up on the recommendation from Anne Bogel from Modern Mrs. Darcy. And thankfully, this was a delight! I loved this story of two just graduated teens falling in love and finding themselves on a cross-country train. At times, I wanted a more sophisticated relationship, but then remembered that they are only 18. Readjusting my perspective and expectations, I sped through this story really enjoying every page. Lovely contemporary romance to fill my week.
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