Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard

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Are you a Global Vagabond?

No, but 18-year-old Bria wants to be. In a quest for independence, her neglected art, and no-strings-attached hookups, she signs up for a tour of Central America—the wrong one. Middle-aged tourists are hardly the key to self-rediscovery.

So when Bria meets Rowan, devoted backpacker and dive instructor, and his outspoken sister Starling, she seizes the chance to ditch her group and join them off the beaten path. Bria's a good girl trying to go bad. Rowan's a bad boy trying to stay good. As they travel through Mayan villages and remote Belizean islands, they discover they're both seeking to leave behind the old versions of themselves. The secret to escaping the past, Rowan's found, is to keep moving forward. But Bria realizes she can't run forever. At some point, you have to look back.

About Kirsten Hubbard

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As a travel writer and young adult author, KIRSTEN HUBBARD has hiked ancient ruins in Cambodia, dived with wild dolphins in Belize, and navigated the Wyoming Badlands in search of transcendent backdrops. She lives with her husband and their dog.
Published March 13, 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 354 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult. Fiction

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While these seemingly incongruous qualities make for interesting reading, her internal voice sometimes seems to clash with her dry, almost tartly down-to-earth outward persona, as when she thinks, “Tonight, I am the bohemian beach fairy of my fantasies.” Rowan, who is attempting to leave behind a...

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From Guatemala, Rowan and Bria make their way to a Belizean island where they stay in hostels, get on each other’s nerves, and skirt conversations about their pasts: both are angry at themselves and focused on changing themselves.

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And, when her friends back out on a planned trip, she is determined that she will take the trip on her own.

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City Book Review

Taking a huge chance, she ditches her tour group and heads off with Rowan and his sister on a tour of South America she will never forget.

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The Young Folks

On this new adventure, Bria learns about life, love and herself.

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WAPL Teens

Pack up your backpack (and make sure it's a small one or the other experienced backpackers will mock you!) and prepare to travel through Central America with Rowan and Bria.

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Night Owl Teen

Quirky, sassy, and angst-y Bria never anticipated she’d be traveling on a tour with people old enough to be her grandparents.

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