Jono (14) and Julie (8) hit the road. That’s because Jono and Julie’s mom hit Julie. Jono will tell you the whole story and he’ll keep it short.
This is a short read! Fortunately, Siobhan Parkinson knows how to pack in a lot with a little. I often wished that the book was just a bit longer in places, but that’s proof that Parkinson is doing her job well: keeping the reader wanting more. The story itself is nothing new to YA fic: kids run off and try to make it on their own. What makes this novel work and stand out is that Jono is a funny, believable, and interesting narrator. Which is the book’s saving grace, because the plot isn’t very surprising. I wanted to keep reading not just to know what happened, but to hear how he would tell it. A great read for people wanting a true slice of life told very well.