Where the Road Leads Us by Robin Reul was a good but not great book. The beginning starts with one of the main characters, Jack, getting ready for high school graduation, and from there it continues with alternating points of view between him and the other main character, Hallie, as their lives cross paths and they end up on an unexpected overnight car ride together through California. Hallie has a secret that isn’t revealed until the middle of the book but once the secret is revealed, the reader already knows what the outcome of it will be. The book has a lot of action and suspense in the middle and was very engaging but toward the end, the action died down and became almost boring to read. The ending is very predictable and can be figured out after reading a little bit of the book. Also, throughout the book, Jack sees dragonflies which he believes are a symbol of his father but at the end of the book, the dragonfly symbolization is completely forgotten about. If the author had kept the dragonfly symbolization throughout the whole novel, the ending would have been better. This book is a 3 out of 5-star read because the first part of the book was very entertaining and had lots of twists in it, however, a little after halfway, the book became slow and unsurprising. The book becomes foreseeable and everything that happens was anticipated three-quarters of the way through. The last final “twist” of the book was a letdown and because of that, the book was unenjoyable and mundane.
Where the Road Leads Us
About This Book
Jack is on the verge for leaving for college, but before he does, he wants to track down his estranged brother, Alex and find some closure in the wake of their father's death. Meanwhile, Hallie has just found out some upsetting news about a friend in Oregon, and she has a small window to go see him before it's too late.
Jack and Hallie are practically strangers. They shared a class together years ago and haven't seen each other since, though they have more in common than they'd ever imagine. And when fate puts them into the same rideshare to the bus terminal, it kicks off an unconventional and hilarious adventure that may lead them to their own true selves…and maybe to each other.