Author: Virginia Macgregor
Published: May 2019 by HQ Young Adult
Length: 384 Pages
My Rating: ⭐ ⭐
In this book we meet Air, who is responsible for her kind of careless older brother, Blake. It’s the eve of their sisters wedding and Blake has gotten onto the wrong plane so Air must now road trip across the country to get him to the wedding on time.
At the airport Air immediately knows something is wrong. The plane is delayed but nobody can give more information. Air, however, is convinced her brother didn’t get on that plane. With the help of Christopher, a boy she met who was waiting for someone on the same plane, they decide travel back to the wedding together.
It’s very hard to talk about this book without spoiling it so I won’t go too deep in this review. I love emotional, hard hitting contemporaries and that is certainly what it is. These two characters both have loved ones on a missing plane and you really get a sense of their worry and disbelief.
During the road trip they inevitably start bonding and start getting to know each other, and as they get to know each other we get to know them and you do come to care about them.
But honestly I found this all a little strange. These two characters were not acting like I would expect two people who were worried about loved ones would act and some of the things they did and the decisions they made didn’t sit well with me. I also found Air to be very frustrating sometimes.
Thanks for reading,