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Book Club Friday: In Honor...

Hey everyone

Thanks to Blonde...Undercover Blonde for this link up :)

 This week I'm sharing - In Honor by Jessi Kirby

Synopsis (via GoodReads
A devastating loss leads to an unexpected road trip in this novel from the author of Moonglass, whose voice Sarah Dessen says “is fresh and wise, all at once.”Hours after her brother’s military funeral, Honor opens the last letter Finn ever sent. In her grief, she interprets his note as a final request and spontaneously decides to go to California to fulfill it.
Honor gets as far as the driveway before running into Rusty, Finn’s best friend since third grade and his polar opposite. She hasn’t seen Rusty in ages, but it’s obvious he is as arrogant and stubborn as ever—not to mention drop-dead gorgeous. Despite Honor’s better judgment, the two set off together on a voyage from Texas to California. Along the way, they find small and sometimes surprising ways to ease their shared loss and honor Finn’s memory—but when shocking truths are revealed at the end of the road, will either of them be able to cope with the consequences

My Thoughts
Unintentionally this is another road trip type book this week #sorryimnotsorry I'm not gonna lie - I originally chose this book to read because of the Southern-ness ad the fact a road trip was involved but this book is so so so much more than that - trust me. The delicate way that the death of Finn in Iraq is handled and the way that this effects bother his sister and his best friend is drip-fed to you throughout the book - I mean this in a good way! - as in you get to experience their coming to terms with his death as they journey on. Of course there's a predictable love interest involved but what can you really expect from this YA genre? I enjoyed this authors writing style too - it was believably from a teenage girls perspective but without seeming like she was trying too hard to be 'hip'

The only problem I have with this was the fact that the ending split me - on the one side   hand I liked how unexpectedly the aim of the trip was fulfilled (in a roundabout way really) which is obviously good you need all the loose ends tied up at the end of a book but I disliked how vague the author left the relationship - it would be great as a cliffhanger for a sequel but to my knowledge there is no sequel so I was left quite unsatisfied which wasn't great. 

Again nothing earth-shattering but in my opinion it's a great, easy summer read - I wouldn't hesitate in picking this book up again if I was in the mood for a roadtrip across America or if I wanted to vicariously go on a journey of self-discovery (cheesy I know - sorry :P)

Would you read this book? 
aHm xoxo