4 out of 5 stars
Anywhere Else is my most recent book discovery from participating in the Twitter #writingcommunity.
Self-reliant Leena, a pick-up truck driving young woman with an alcoholic mother, is the main character of this YA novel.
Through this story, we see Leena navigate romantic relationships, figure out how to live on her own, and learn how to trust others. I enjoyed reading Leena’s story. She is easy to connect with and you want to see where her journey goes.
This book relies on the classic love triangle for much of its storyline but it is well done. To me, the book was like comfort food — it uses your favorite ingredients and satisfies your craving. It is not a life-changing book but it is charming and delivers on your expectations in a pleasing way.
I will be reading another book by this author. In fact, I have already purchased a copy of her novella, The Back-Up Superhero.
Thank you to the author Kayla Hicks for providing a free ARC of Anywhere Else in exchange for my honest review.