Monday, 29 August 2011
Review- Don't Stop Now by Julie Halpern
Don't Stop Now
Feiwel & Friends
Publication date: 7th June 2011
My rating: 4.5/5
I adored the snarky banter between BFF's Lillian and Josh as they head West on a road trip with Josh's car and his rich but absent Dad's credit card to track down their troubled friend Penny who appears to have faked her own kidnapping to escape an abusive boyfriend and her QVC addicted mother who ignores her.
Josh and Lil's road trip is full of hilarious pit stops at places such as Mars' cheese castle, the enchanted world doll museum and the spam museum (who knew such a place could exist?) and buying "cheese makes it taste better" t-shirts along the way. Their relationship is that of BFF's, full of in jokes and snarky comments however, Lil has been in love with Josh for years, he is flirty with everyone (including waitresses and shop assistants) everyone EXCEPT lil and yet, in the moment looks at her and it's all *le sigh* They have amazingly zingy chemistry but there are also awkward "almost" moments, lots of unrequited love and unspoken feelings.
Although the story focuses mostly on the road trip there is the slightly more serious storyline concerning Penny's pretty awful life and her cry for attention but it is very much in the background of the book.
Great characters, snarky humour, romance and a quirky road trip all rolled into one fantastic tale. Definetly well worth a read.