When Petra Armstrong discovers a glaring error on her birth certificate, she decides it's time to go to Omaha, Nebraska to locate the mother she's never met, but Petra and her grandmother lack cars and the licenses needed to drive them. Enter Neil Finch, the cool guy from Petra's class who responds to her job request. This unlikely trio sets off on a whirlwind road trip adventure.
But learning the truth about her mother and her own origins, is only the beginning of Petra's problems. She's made a grand-prize-jackpot-sized mistake. Will she be able to fix things and get home in time, before history repeats itself?
Quirky characters and a heartwarming story make this contemporary YA novel from Alissa Grosso a treat to read. Travel across the country with Petra, Neil and Grandma Honey today in Unnamed Roads.
Alissa is the author of the YA novels Popular, Ferocity Summer and Shallow Pond as well as the nonfiction book How To Make Money Selling Vintage Items on Etsy. She lives in Pennsylvania and when she's not busy writing or selling stuff on the internet she's probably hanging out with her boyfriend Ron or walking her dog Jack. She shares her writing adventures on her weekly Awkward Author vlog and podcast and her reselling adventures on the Planet Alissa channel. For more information and to find out how to receive a free book visit alissagrosso.com.
Annie is the oldest. The sickly one who gave up on her own life so she could raise her sisters after their parents died. Gracie is the wild child. She wants a man so bad, she'll do anything it takes to get one. Barbara, the youngest, hates being constantly mistaken for her sisters. She wants nothing more than to finish senior year and get out of Shallow Pond—before she succumbs to her unwanted attraction to the new boy in town, Zach Faraday.
When Annie's enigmatic illness takes a turn for the worse, Barbara begins to search for the truth of her family's past. But Shallow Pond offers only lies and deceit. The one thing Barbara can trust is her halting connection to Zach—an unsettling bond that may be the answer to a mystery that doesn't want to be solved.