The kind of escapist beach read that spreads a little ray of sunshine upon readers any time of year they choose to pick it up.
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Book of the Month
The story of an all-expenses paid summer trip to Europe could be the pinnacle of the kind of escapist beach read that spreads a little ray of sunshine upon readers any time of year they choose to pick it up. Book of the Month judge Dana Schwartz makes her YA fiction debut with her signature wit and plenty of voice, following the highs and lows of a mother/daughter team making their way across the Continent. As bubbly and fun as a glass of champagne, And We’re Off is sure to quench your thirst for adventure.
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A nice enjoyable read. I wish I had read this book when I was on vacation since it's about traveling. Makes me want to go on a trip with my mother or my mother in law I know we would have so much fun.
PORT ANGELES, WA
This story of a mother-daughter trip set in Europe was funny and heartwarming. Reminds me alot of Gilmore Girls. It's a great coming of age story about how a mother and daughter bond can mean so much.
Whoever compared this book to Gilmore Girls was spot on! I would love it if the author would write the same story now from the mom's perspective (like Emily Giffin did with Something Borrowed/Blue)!
Oro Valley, AZ
Nora is brave, desiring to find herself through her passion/love of art. A daughter needs 2break free from her mother 2find herself. Beautiful, a great reminder that life is full of possibilities.
Grand Junction, CO
The author captured the main character so strongly. A strong, artistic teen girl that just wants to experience life on her own but Mom invites herself along. Great mother-daughter book club read!