Your Destination Is on the Left

Your Destination Is on the Left

Dessa Rhodes is a modern day nomad. Her family travels in an RV, their lives defined by state lines, exit signs, and the small communal caravan they call home. Among them is Cyrus, her best friend and long-time crush, whom she knows she can never be with. When your families are perpetually linked, it?s too dangerous to take a risk on romance. Instead, Dessa looks to the fu Dessa Rhodes is a modern day nomad. Her family travels in an RV, their lives defined by state lines, exit signs, an...

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Title:Your Destination Is on the Left
Author:Lauren Spieller
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1481492128
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Your Destination Is on the Left Reviews

  • dearlittledeer
    Jul 13, 2018

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

    I liked this so much that I said so officially! ?Dessa and her story sparkle with fierce, creative passion. This is a journey I would happily take over and over again.? ?Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting I really think this is a book fans of Just Visiting would really ...

    Full disclosure: I read this book a long time ago, and I just recently read the finished version and I am just as awestruck then as I am now. I fell in love with Dessa's passion for art and her plight to find out who she is -- both artistically and as a person. And can we just talk...

    Probably around 3.5*? So this was quite cute! While I wasn't exactly blown away with novelty, it was certainly enjoyable enough. I am a sucker for a road trip, and I loved how much Dessa was able explore not only her relationships with others, but what she wanted out of life too. ...

    Dessa Rhodes, a meticulous perfectionist craving for normalcy, stability, and independence, was easily a protagonist I could not only relate to, but also actively root for right from the get-go. Her character was a wonderfully delightful mix of determined and frightened. The plot i...

    Full of heart, art, and the funny specifics on what life is like when your home is an RV that you share with three other family members. Not only was YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT an entertaining read, one that wraps you up in the characters and their journey, but it's also the type ...

    I loved this book so much, and so easily connected with Dessa ? her voice, her struggle to figure out what to do with her life, and the dilemmas she faced were all so relatable. I also love that she's so passionate about art, so her internship was fun to read about. It was also fasci...

    ?All that matters is that I when I?m with Cy, I know who I am and I know what I want. When I?m with Cy, I?m home.? Your Destination Is on The Left is such a charming novel about discovering one?s self and pursuing your goals no matter what obstacles lie ahead. The impo...

    3.5 stars In the technical sense, Lauren Spieller is a wonderful writer and I love how easily Dessa's voice flowed. But I wish there was more emphasis on the plot and in building the emotional stakes. Full review to come tomorrow! ...

    ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS! You need to pick it up right now...like, right away. ...

    This was the first time I?d read a book written by a friend. That was incredible. Her way with words is simple and poetic, and her characters are real and dimensional! The plot was excellent and was a positive story of how important confidence is in aspiring to be your best. ...

    This book has art. It has RVs. It has a boy who rides a motorcycle. And it has one of the most charming little miscreant brothers the world has ever known. (Love you forever, Rodney). Your Destination is on the Left also has an abundance of that most addictive of YA contemporary fe...

    One of the most unique contemporary YA premises I've read! This is a fresh, lovely story about self-discovery, independence, and growing up. ...

    The family motto was "never stop moving". Though they meant it terms of physical location, it applied to Dessa with respect to her emotional and personal growth. Dessa's family had been living a nomadic life for the past five years, but Dessa had plans of her own. She aspired and wo...

    Full disclosure - I had the privilege of reading this book a couple of times before publication. One of the things I have always loved about this book, besides the super interesting concept of a nomadic group of families traveling together full time across the US, is the way the idea o...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by Simon Teen in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 3.5 / 5 The Destination Is on the Left is a beautiful story of growing up, letting go, and being brave. I loved the idea of this story, and the plot was wonder...

    3.5 stars. I really liked this! The family caravan foundation made for a unique set-up. Dessa's internal dilemma of disappointing her parents by not wanting to adopt their lifestyle was relatable; I felt the frustration right alongside her. I did want more development -- to better g...

    This was a cool read because it's not your typical YA situation. The MC's home is the RV she travels in with her parents and little brother, alongside a couple other families. She just finished high school (via online courses) and wants to go to art college. But her parents are relucta...

  • Estelle
    Jul 02, 2018

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

    I liked this so much that I said so officially! ?Dessa and her story sparkle with fierce, creative passion. This is a journey I would happily take over and over again.? ?Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting I really think this is a book fans of Just Visiting would really ...

    Full disclosure: I read this book a long time ago, and I just recently read the finished version and I am just as awestruck then as I am now. I fell in love with Dessa's passion for art and her plight to find out who she is -- both artistically and as a person. And can we just talk...

    Probably around 3.5*? So this was quite cute! While I wasn't exactly blown away with novelty, it was certainly enjoyable enough. I am a sucker for a road trip, and I loved how much Dessa was able explore not only her relationships with others, but what she wanted out of life too. ...

    Dessa Rhodes, a meticulous perfectionist craving for normalcy, stability, and independence, was easily a protagonist I could not only relate to, but also actively root for right from the get-go. Her character was a wonderfully delightful mix of determined and frightened. The plot i...

    Full of heart, art, and the funny specifics on what life is like when your home is an RV that you share with three other family members. Not only was YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT an entertaining read, one that wraps you up in the characters and their journey, but it's also the type ...

    I loved this book so much, and so easily connected with Dessa ? her voice, her struggle to figure out what to do with her life, and the dilemmas she faced were all so relatable. I also love that she's so passionate about art, so her internship was fun to read about. It was also fasci...

    ?All that matters is that I when I?m with Cy, I know who I am and I know what I want. When I?m with Cy, I?m home.? Your Destination Is on The Left is such a charming novel about discovering one?s self and pursuing your goals no matter what obstacles lie ahead. The impo...

    3.5 stars In the technical sense, Lauren Spieller is a wonderful writer and I love how easily Dessa's voice flowed. But I wish there was more emphasis on the plot and in building the emotional stakes. Full review to come tomorrow! ...

    ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS! You need to pick it up right now...like, right away. ...

    This was the first time I?d read a book written by a friend. That was incredible. Her way with words is simple and poetic, and her characters are real and dimensional! The plot was excellent and was a positive story of how important confidence is in aspiring to be your best. ...

    This book has art. It has RVs. It has a boy who rides a motorcycle. And it has one of the most charming little miscreant brothers the world has ever known. (Love you forever, Rodney). Your Destination is on the Left also has an abundance of that most addictive of YA contemporary fe...

    One of the most unique contemporary YA premises I've read! This is a fresh, lovely story about self-discovery, independence, and growing up. ...

    The family motto was "never stop moving". Though they meant it terms of physical location, it applied to Dessa with respect to her emotional and personal growth. Dessa's family had been living a nomadic life for the past five years, but Dessa had plans of her own. She aspired and wo...

    Full disclosure - I had the privilege of reading this book a couple of times before publication. One of the things I have always loved about this book, besides the super interesting concept of a nomadic group of families traveling together full time across the US, is the way the idea o...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by Simon Teen in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 3.5 / 5 The Destination Is on the Left is a beautiful story of growing up, letting go, and being brave. I loved the idea of this story, and the plot was wonder...

    3.5 stars. I really liked this! The family caravan foundation made for a unique set-up. Dessa's internal dilemma of disappointing her parents by not wanting to adopt their lifestyle was relatable; I felt the frustration right alongside her. I did want more development -- to better g...

  • Lauren
    Feb 17, 2018

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

  • Ashley Poston
    Dec 28, 2017

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

    I liked this so much that I said so officially! ?Dessa and her story sparkle with fierce, creative passion. This is a journey I would happily take over and over again.? ?Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting I really think this is a book fans of Just Visiting would really ...

    Full disclosure: I read this book a long time ago, and I just recently read the finished version and I am just as awestruck then as I am now. I fell in love with Dessa's passion for art and her plight to find out who she is -- both artistically and as a person. And can we just talk...

  • Cassy
    Jun 27, 2018

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

    I liked this so much that I said so officially! ?Dessa and her story sparkle with fierce, creative passion. This is a journey I would happily take over and over again.? ?Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting I really think this is a book fans of Just Visiting would really ...

    Full disclosure: I read this book a long time ago, and I just recently read the finished version and I am just as awestruck then as I am now. I fell in love with Dessa's passion for art and her plight to find out who she is -- both artistically and as a person. And can we just talk...

    Probably around 3.5*? So this was quite cute! While I wasn't exactly blown away with novelty, it was certainly enjoyable enough. I am a sucker for a road trip, and I loved how much Dessa was able explore not only her relationships with others, but what she wanted out of life too. ...

    Dessa Rhodes, a meticulous perfectionist craving for normalcy, stability, and independence, was easily a protagonist I could not only relate to, but also actively root for right from the get-go. Her character was a wonderfully delightful mix of determined and frightened. The plot i...

    Full of heart, art, and the funny specifics on what life is like when your home is an RV that you share with three other family members. Not only was YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT an entertaining read, one that wraps you up in the characters and their journey, but it's also the type ...

    I loved this book so much, and so easily connected with Dessa ? her voice, her struggle to figure out what to do with her life, and the dilemmas she faced were all so relatable. I also love that she's so passionate about art, so her internship was fun to read about. It was also fasci...

    ?All that matters is that I when I?m with Cy, I know who I am and I know what I want. When I?m with Cy, I?m home.? Your Destination Is on The Left is such a charming novel about discovering one?s self and pursuing your goals no matter what obstacles lie ahead. The impo...

    3.5 stars In the technical sense, Lauren Spieller is a wonderful writer and I love how easily Dessa's voice flowed. But I wish there was more emphasis on the plot and in building the emotional stakes. Full review to come tomorrow! ...

    ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS! You need to pick it up right now...like, right away. ...

    This was the first time I?d read a book written by a friend. That was incredible. Her way with words is simple and poetic, and her characters are real and dimensional! The plot was excellent and was a positive story of how important confidence is in aspiring to be your best. ...

    This book has art. It has RVs. It has a boy who rides a motorcycle. And it has one of the most charming little miscreant brothers the world has ever known. (Love you forever, Rodney). Your Destination is on the Left also has an abundance of that most addictive of YA contemporary fe...

    One of the most unique contemporary YA premises I've read! This is a fresh, lovely story about self-discovery, independence, and growing up. ...

    The family motto was "never stop moving". Though they meant it terms of physical location, it applied to Dessa with respect to her emotional and personal growth. Dessa's family had been living a nomadic life for the past five years, but Dessa had plans of her own. She aspired and wo...

    Full disclosure - I had the privilege of reading this book a couple of times before publication. One of the things I have always loved about this book, besides the super interesting concept of a nomadic group of families traveling together full time across the US, is the way the idea o...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by Simon Teen in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 3.5 / 5 The Destination Is on the Left is a beautiful story of growing up, letting go, and being brave. I loved the idea of this story, and the plot was wonder...

    3.5 stars. I really liked this! The family caravan foundation made for a unique set-up. Dessa's internal dilemma of disappointing her parents by not wanting to adopt their lifestyle was relatable; I felt the frustration right alongside her. I did want more development -- to better g...

    This was a cool read because it's not your typical YA situation. The MC's home is the RV she travels in with her parents and little brother, alongside a couple other families. She just finished high school (via online courses) and wants to go to art college. But her parents are relucta...

    I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did. Your Destination Is on the Left is about 17-year-old Dessa and her path to finding her muse again. All through middle and high school, YA contemporary was my jam, but the genre slowly started to wear on me, and when Twilight ki...

  • Vicky Skinner
    Jun 04, 2018

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

    I liked this so much that I said so officially! ?Dessa and her story sparkle with fierce, creative passion. This is a journey I would happily take over and over again.? ?Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting I really think this is a book fans of Just Visiting would really ...

    Full disclosure: I read this book a long time ago, and I just recently read the finished version and I am just as awestruck then as I am now. I fell in love with Dessa's passion for art and her plight to find out who she is -- both artistically and as a person. And can we just talk...

    Probably around 3.5*? So this was quite cute! While I wasn't exactly blown away with novelty, it was certainly enjoyable enough. I am a sucker for a road trip, and I loved how much Dessa was able explore not only her relationships with others, but what she wanted out of life too. ...

    Dessa Rhodes, a meticulous perfectionist craving for normalcy, stability, and independence, was easily a protagonist I could not only relate to, but also actively root for right from the get-go. Her character was a wonderfully delightful mix of determined and frightened. The plot i...

    Full of heart, art, and the funny specifics on what life is like when your home is an RV that you share with three other family members. Not only was YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT an entertaining read, one that wraps you up in the characters and their journey, but it's also the type ...

    I loved this book so much, and so easily connected with Dessa ? her voice, her struggle to figure out what to do with her life, and the dilemmas she faced were all so relatable. I also love that she's so passionate about art, so her internship was fun to read about. It was also fasci...

    ?All that matters is that I when I?m with Cy, I know who I am and I know what I want. When I?m with Cy, I?m home.? Your Destination Is on The Left is such a charming novel about discovering one?s self and pursuing your goals no matter what obstacles lie ahead. The impo...

    3.5 stars In the technical sense, Lauren Spieller is a wonderful writer and I love how easily Dessa's voice flowed. But I wish there was more emphasis on the plot and in building the emotional stakes. Full review to come tomorrow! ...

    ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS! You need to pick it up right now...like, right away. ...

    This was the first time I?d read a book written by a friend. That was incredible. Her way with words is simple and poetic, and her characters are real and dimensional! The plot was excellent and was a positive story of how important confidence is in aspiring to be your best. ...

    This book has art. It has RVs. It has a boy who rides a motorcycle. And it has one of the most charming little miscreant brothers the world has ever known. (Love you forever, Rodney). Your Destination is on the Left also has an abundance of that most addictive of YA contemporary fe...

    One of the most unique contemporary YA premises I've read! This is a fresh, lovely story about self-discovery, independence, and growing up. ...

    The family motto was "never stop moving". Though they meant it terms of physical location, it applied to Dessa with respect to her emotional and personal growth. Dessa's family had been living a nomadic life for the past five years, but Dessa had plans of her own. She aspired and wo...

    Full disclosure - I had the privilege of reading this book a couple of times before publication. One of the things I have always loved about this book, besides the super interesting concept of a nomadic group of families traveling together full time across the US, is the way the idea o...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by Simon Teen in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 3.5 / 5 The Destination Is on the Left is a beautiful story of growing up, letting go, and being brave. I loved the idea of this story, and the plot was wonder...

    3.5 stars. I really liked this! The family caravan foundation made for a unique set-up. Dessa's internal dilemma of disappointing her parents by not wanting to adopt their lifestyle was relatable; I felt the frustration right alongside her. I did want more development -- to better g...

    This was a cool read because it's not your typical YA situation. The MC's home is the RV she travels in with her parents and little brother, alongside a couple other families. She just finished high school (via online courses) and wants to go to art college. But her parents are relucta...

    I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did. Your Destination Is on the Left is about 17-year-old Dessa and her path to finding her muse again. All through middle and high school, YA contemporary was my jam, but the genre slowly started to wear on me, and when Twilight ki...

    Dessa and her family travel in an RV caravan that is really a loving, supportive, rolling semi-communal home inhabited mostly by we-missed-the-60's-hippies. But with Dessa's adulthood bearing down on her, she is conflicted. She was raised to believe in family unity as one of the highes...

    A unique story with lots of relatable moments. Loved it! ...

    I've never read a book quite like this one. I was rooting for Dessa from page one and then rooting HARDER for her by the end. I loved how quiet it was and how sweet and inspiring. Beautiful and heartbreaking. ...

  • Dahlia
    Jun 03, 2016

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

    I liked this so much that I said so officially! ?Dessa and her story sparkle with fierce, creative passion. This is a journey I would happily take over and over again.? ?Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting I really think this is a book fans of Just Visiting would really ...

  • Juliana Brandt
    Mar 06, 2018

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

    I liked this so much that I said so officially! ?Dessa and her story sparkle with fierce, creative passion. This is a journey I would happily take over and over again.? ?Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting I really think this is a book fans of Just Visiting would really ...

    Full disclosure: I read this book a long time ago, and I just recently read the finished version and I am just as awestruck then as I am now. I fell in love with Dessa's passion for art and her plight to find out who she is -- both artistically and as a person. And can we just talk...

    Probably around 3.5*? So this was quite cute! While I wasn't exactly blown away with novelty, it was certainly enjoyable enough. I am a sucker for a road trip, and I loved how much Dessa was able explore not only her relationships with others, but what she wanted out of life too. ...

    Dessa Rhodes, a meticulous perfectionist craving for normalcy, stability, and independence, was easily a protagonist I could not only relate to, but also actively root for right from the get-go. Her character was a wonderfully delightful mix of determined and frightened. The plot i...

    Full of heart, art, and the funny specifics on what life is like when your home is an RV that you share with three other family members. Not only was YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT an entertaining read, one that wraps you up in the characters and their journey, but it's also the type ...

    I loved this book so much, and so easily connected with Dessa ? her voice, her struggle to figure out what to do with her life, and the dilemmas she faced were all so relatable. I also love that she's so passionate about art, so her internship was fun to read about. It was also fasci...

    ?All that matters is that I when I?m with Cy, I know who I am and I know what I want. When I?m with Cy, I?m home.? Your Destination Is on The Left is such a charming novel about discovering one?s self and pursuing your goals no matter what obstacles lie ahead. The impo...

    3.5 stars In the technical sense, Lauren Spieller is a wonderful writer and I love how easily Dessa's voice flowed. But I wish there was more emphasis on the plot and in building the emotional stakes. Full review to come tomorrow! ...

    ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS! You need to pick it up right now...like, right away. ...

    This was the first time I?d read a book written by a friend. That was incredible. Her way with words is simple and poetic, and her characters are real and dimensional! The plot was excellent and was a positive story of how important confidence is in aspiring to be your best. ...

    This book has art. It has RVs. It has a boy who rides a motorcycle. And it has one of the most charming little miscreant brothers the world has ever known. (Love you forever, Rodney). Your Destination is on the Left also has an abundance of that most addictive of YA contemporary fe...

    One of the most unique contemporary YA premises I've read! This is a fresh, lovely story about self-discovery, independence, and growing up. ...

    The family motto was "never stop moving". Though they meant it terms of physical location, it applied to Dessa with respect to her emotional and personal growth. Dessa's family had been living a nomadic life for the past five years, but Dessa had plans of her own. She aspired and wo...

    Full disclosure - I had the privilege of reading this book a couple of times before publication. One of the things I have always loved about this book, besides the super interesting concept of a nomadic group of families traveling together full time across the US, is the way the idea o...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by Simon Teen in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 3.5 / 5 The Destination Is on the Left is a beautiful story of growing up, letting go, and being brave. I loved the idea of this story, and the plot was wonder...

    3.5 stars. I really liked this! The family caravan foundation made for a unique set-up. Dessa's internal dilemma of disappointing her parents by not wanting to adopt their lifestyle was relatable; I felt the frustration right alongside her. I did want more development -- to better g...

    This was a cool read because it's not your typical YA situation. The MC's home is the RV she travels in with her parents and little brother, alongside a couple other families. She just finished high school (via online courses) and wants to go to art college. But her parents are relucta...

    I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did. Your Destination Is on the Left is about 17-year-old Dessa and her path to finding her muse again. All through middle and high school, YA contemporary was my jam, but the genre slowly started to wear on me, and when Twilight ki...

    Dessa and her family travel in an RV caravan that is really a loving, supportive, rolling semi-communal home inhabited mostly by we-missed-the-60's-hippies. But with Dessa's adulthood bearing down on her, she is conflicted. She was raised to believe in family unity as one of the highes...

    A unique story with lots of relatable moments. Loved it! ...

    I've never read a book quite like this one. I was rooting for Dessa from page one and then rooting HARDER for her by the end. I loved how quiet it was and how sweet and inspiring. Beautiful and heartbreaking. ...

    Full disclosure here in that I was extremely privileged to read Your Destination Is on the Left in its infancy and also in this final form of completion, with this published version being a beautifully refined version of the one I first read. Dessa's story is one that pulled me in a...

  • Jenia
    Aug 12, 2018

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

    I liked this so much that I said so officially! ?Dessa and her story sparkle with fierce, creative passion. This is a journey I would happily take over and over again.? ?Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting I really think this is a book fans of Just Visiting would really ...

    Full disclosure: I read this book a long time ago, and I just recently read the finished version and I am just as awestruck then as I am now. I fell in love with Dessa's passion for art and her plight to find out who she is -- both artistically and as a person. And can we just talk...

    Probably around 3.5*? So this was quite cute! While I wasn't exactly blown away with novelty, it was certainly enjoyable enough. I am a sucker for a road trip, and I loved how much Dessa was able explore not only her relationships with others, but what she wanted out of life too. ...

    Dessa Rhodes, a meticulous perfectionist craving for normalcy, stability, and independence, was easily a protagonist I could not only relate to, but also actively root for right from the get-go. Her character was a wonderfully delightful mix of determined and frightened. The plot i...

    Full of heart, art, and the funny specifics on what life is like when your home is an RV that you share with three other family members. Not only was YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT an entertaining read, one that wraps you up in the characters and their journey, but it's also the type ...

    I loved this book so much, and so easily connected with Dessa ? her voice, her struggle to figure out what to do with her life, and the dilemmas she faced were all so relatable. I also love that she's so passionate about art, so her internship was fun to read about. It was also fasci...

    ?All that matters is that I when I?m with Cy, I know who I am and I know what I want. When I?m with Cy, I?m home.? Your Destination Is on The Left is such a charming novel about discovering one?s self and pursuing your goals no matter what obstacles lie ahead. The impo...

    3.5 stars In the technical sense, Lauren Spieller is a wonderful writer and I love how easily Dessa's voice flowed. But I wish there was more emphasis on the plot and in building the emotional stakes. Full review to come tomorrow! ...

    ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS! You need to pick it up right now...like, right away. ...

    This was the first time I?d read a book written by a friend. That was incredible. Her way with words is simple and poetic, and her characters are real and dimensional! The plot was excellent and was a positive story of how important confidence is in aspiring to be your best. ...

    This book has art. It has RVs. It has a boy who rides a motorcycle. And it has one of the most charming little miscreant brothers the world has ever known. (Love you forever, Rodney). Your Destination is on the Left also has an abundance of that most addictive of YA contemporary fe...

    One of the most unique contemporary YA premises I've read! This is a fresh, lovely story about self-discovery, independence, and growing up. ...

    The family motto was "never stop moving". Though they meant it terms of physical location, it applied to Dessa with respect to her emotional and personal growth. Dessa's family had been living a nomadic life for the past five years, but Dessa had plans of her own. She aspired and wo...

    Full disclosure - I had the privilege of reading this book a couple of times before publication. One of the things I have always loved about this book, besides the super interesting concept of a nomadic group of families traveling together full time across the US, is the way the idea o...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by Simon Teen in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 3.5 / 5 The Destination Is on the Left is a beautiful story of growing up, letting go, and being brave. I loved the idea of this story, and the plot was wonder...

    3.5 stars. I really liked this! The family caravan foundation made for a unique set-up. Dessa's internal dilemma of disappointing her parents by not wanting to adopt their lifestyle was relatable; I felt the frustration right alongside her. I did want more development -- to better g...

    This was a cool read because it's not your typical YA situation. The MC's home is the RV she travels in with her parents and little brother, alongside a couple other families. She just finished high school (via online courses) and wants to go to art college. But her parents are relucta...

    I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did. Your Destination Is on the Left is about 17-year-old Dessa and her path to finding her muse again. All through middle and high school, YA contemporary was my jam, but the genre slowly started to wear on me, and when Twilight ki...

    Dessa and her family travel in an RV caravan that is really a loving, supportive, rolling semi-communal home inhabited mostly by we-missed-the-60's-hippies. But with Dessa's adulthood bearing down on her, she is conflicted. She was raised to believe in family unity as one of the highes...

    A unique story with lots of relatable moments. Loved it! ...

    I've never read a book quite like this one. I was rooting for Dessa from page one and then rooting HARDER for her by the end. I loved how quiet it was and how sweet and inspiring. Beautiful and heartbreaking. ...

    Full disclosure here in that I was extremely privileged to read Your Destination Is on the Left in its infancy and also in this final form of completion, with this published version being a beautifully refined version of the one I first read. Dessa's story is one that pulled me in a...

    Dessa Rhodes is a modern day nomad. Her family travels in an RV, their lives defined by state lines, exit signs, and the small communal caravan they call home. Among them is Cyrus, her best friend and long-time crush, whom she knows she can never be with. When your families are perpetu...

  • Brian Kennedy
    Jul 03, 2018

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

    I liked this so much that I said so officially! ?Dessa and her story sparkle with fierce, creative passion. This is a journey I would happily take over and over again.? ?Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting I really think this is a book fans of Just Visiting would really ...

    Full disclosure: I read this book a long time ago, and I just recently read the finished version and I am just as awestruck then as I am now. I fell in love with Dessa's passion for art and her plight to find out who she is -- both artistically and as a person. And can we just talk...

    Probably around 3.5*? So this was quite cute! While I wasn't exactly blown away with novelty, it was certainly enjoyable enough. I am a sucker for a road trip, and I loved how much Dessa was able explore not only her relationships with others, but what she wanted out of life too. ...

    Dessa Rhodes, a meticulous perfectionist craving for normalcy, stability, and independence, was easily a protagonist I could not only relate to, but also actively root for right from the get-go. Her character was a wonderfully delightful mix of determined and frightened. The plot i...

    Full of heart, art, and the funny specifics on what life is like when your home is an RV that you share with three other family members. Not only was YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT an entertaining read, one that wraps you up in the characters and their journey, but it's also the type ...

  • Lauren the Book Slayer
    Jun 28, 2018

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

    I liked this so much that I said so officially! ?Dessa and her story sparkle with fierce, creative passion. This is a journey I would happily take over and over again.? ?Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting I really think this is a book fans of Just Visiting would really ...

    Full disclosure: I read this book a long time ago, and I just recently read the finished version and I am just as awestruck then as I am now. I fell in love with Dessa's passion for art and her plight to find out who she is -- both artistically and as a person. And can we just talk...

    Probably around 3.5*? So this was quite cute! While I wasn't exactly blown away with novelty, it was certainly enjoyable enough. I am a sucker for a road trip, and I loved how much Dessa was able explore not only her relationships with others, but what she wanted out of life too. ...

    Dessa Rhodes, a meticulous perfectionist craving for normalcy, stability, and independence, was easily a protagonist I could not only relate to, but also actively root for right from the get-go. Her character was a wonderfully delightful mix of determined and frightened. The plot i...

    Full of heart, art, and the funny specifics on what life is like when your home is an RV that you share with three other family members. Not only was YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT an entertaining read, one that wraps you up in the characters and their journey, but it's also the type ...

    I loved this book so much, and so easily connected with Dessa ? her voice, her struggle to figure out what to do with her life, and the dilemmas she faced were all so relatable. I also love that she's so passionate about art, so her internship was fun to read about. It was also fasci...

    ?All that matters is that I when I?m with Cy, I know who I am and I know what I want. When I?m with Cy, I?m home.? Your Destination Is on The Left is such a charming novel about discovering one?s self and pursuing your goals no matter what obstacles lie ahead. The impo...

    3.5 stars In the technical sense, Lauren Spieller is a wonderful writer and I love how easily Dessa's voice flowed. But I wish there was more emphasis on the plot and in building the emotional stakes. Full review to come tomorrow! ...

    ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS! You need to pick it up right now...like, right away. ...

    This was the first time I?d read a book written by a friend. That was incredible. Her way with words is simple and poetic, and her characters are real and dimensional! The plot was excellent and was a positive story of how important confidence is in aspiring to be your best. ...

    This book has art. It has RVs. It has a boy who rides a motorcycle. And it has one of the most charming little miscreant brothers the world has ever known. (Love you forever, Rodney). Your Destination is on the Left also has an abundance of that most addictive of YA contemporary fe...

    One of the most unique contemporary YA premises I've read! This is a fresh, lovely story about self-discovery, independence, and growing up. ...

    The family motto was "never stop moving". Though they meant it terms of physical location, it applied to Dessa with respect to her emotional and personal growth. Dessa's family had been living a nomadic life for the past five years, but Dessa had plans of her own. She aspired and wo...

    Full disclosure - I had the privilege of reading this book a couple of times before publication. One of the things I have always loved about this book, besides the super interesting concept of a nomadic group of families traveling together full time across the US, is the way the idea o...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by Simon Teen in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 3.5 / 5 The Destination Is on the Left is a beautiful story of growing up, letting go, and being brave. I loved the idea of this story, and the plot was wonder...

    3.5 stars. I really liked this! The family caravan foundation made for a unique set-up. Dessa's internal dilemma of disappointing her parents by not wanting to adopt their lifestyle was relatable; I felt the frustration right alongside her. I did want more development -- to better g...

    This was a cool read because it's not your typical YA situation. The MC's home is the RV she travels in with her parents and little brother, alongside a couple other families. She just finished high school (via online courses) and wants to go to art college. But her parents are relucta...

    I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did. Your Destination Is on the Left is about 17-year-old Dessa and her path to finding her muse again. All through middle and high school, YA contemporary was my jam, but the genre slowly started to wear on me, and when Twilight ki...

    Dessa and her family travel in an RV caravan that is really a loving, supportive, rolling semi-communal home inhabited mostly by we-missed-the-60's-hippies. But with Dessa's adulthood bearing down on her, she is conflicted. She was raised to believe in family unity as one of the highes...

    A unique story with lots of relatable moments. Loved it! ...

    I've never read a book quite like this one. I was rooting for Dessa from page one and then rooting HARDER for her by the end. I loved how quiet it was and how sweet and inspiring. Beautiful and heartbreaking. ...

    Full disclosure here in that I was extremely privileged to read Your Destination Is on the Left in its infancy and also in this final form of completion, with this published version being a beautifully refined version of the one I first read. Dessa's story is one that pulled me in a...

    Dessa Rhodes is a modern day nomad. Her family travels in an RV, their lives defined by state lines, exit signs, and the small communal caravan they call home. Among them is Cyrus, her best friend and long-time crush, whom she knows she can never be with. When your families are perpetu...

    Dessa Rhodes spends her life on the road. Ever since her parents decided to uproot their lives and travel around the United States exploring the country, Dessa?s home has been their RV, surrounded by the other two families traveling with them. For years Dessa was satisfied, visiting ...

    A distinctive setting. Dessa and her family are modern day nomads. For the last five years they?ve traveled around the US in a tiny RV with a small caravan of other families. I?ve never traveled cross-country. Heck, I?ve never even traveled more than 6 hours in either direction o...

  • Rajasree
    Jul 22, 2018

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

    I liked this so much that I said so officially! ?Dessa and her story sparkle with fierce, creative passion. This is a journey I would happily take over and over again.? ?Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting I really think this is a book fans of Just Visiting would really ...

    Full disclosure: I read this book a long time ago, and I just recently read the finished version and I am just as awestruck then as I am now. I fell in love with Dessa's passion for art and her plight to find out who she is -- both artistically and as a person. And can we just talk...

    Probably around 3.5*? So this was quite cute! While I wasn't exactly blown away with novelty, it was certainly enjoyable enough. I am a sucker for a road trip, and I loved how much Dessa was able explore not only her relationships with others, but what she wanted out of life too. ...

    Dessa Rhodes, a meticulous perfectionist craving for normalcy, stability, and independence, was easily a protagonist I could not only relate to, but also actively root for right from the get-go. Her character was a wonderfully delightful mix of determined and frightened. The plot i...

    Full of heart, art, and the funny specifics on what life is like when your home is an RV that you share with three other family members. Not only was YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT an entertaining read, one that wraps you up in the characters and their journey, but it's also the type ...

    I loved this book so much, and so easily connected with Dessa ? her voice, her struggle to figure out what to do with her life, and the dilemmas she faced were all so relatable. I also love that she's so passionate about art, so her internship was fun to read about. It was also fasci...

    ?All that matters is that I when I?m with Cy, I know who I am and I know what I want. When I?m with Cy, I?m home.? Your Destination Is on The Left is such a charming novel about discovering one?s self and pursuing your goals no matter what obstacles lie ahead. The impo...

    3.5 stars In the technical sense, Lauren Spieller is a wonderful writer and I love how easily Dessa's voice flowed. But I wish there was more emphasis on the plot and in building the emotional stakes. Full review to come tomorrow! ...

    ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS! You need to pick it up right now...like, right away. ...

    This was the first time I?d read a book written by a friend. That was incredible. Her way with words is simple and poetic, and her characters are real and dimensional! The plot was excellent and was a positive story of how important confidence is in aspiring to be your best. ...

    This book has art. It has RVs. It has a boy who rides a motorcycle. And it has one of the most charming little miscreant brothers the world has ever known. (Love you forever, Rodney). Your Destination is on the Left also has an abundance of that most addictive of YA contemporary fe...

    One of the most unique contemporary YA premises I've read! This is a fresh, lovely story about self-discovery, independence, and growing up. ...

    The family motto was "never stop moving". Though they meant it terms of physical location, it applied to Dessa with respect to her emotional and personal growth. Dessa's family had been living a nomadic life for the past five years, but Dessa had plans of her own. She aspired and wo...

    Full disclosure - I had the privilege of reading this book a couple of times before publication. One of the things I have always loved about this book, besides the super interesting concept of a nomadic group of families traveling together full time across the US, is the way the idea o...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by Simon Teen in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 3.5 / 5 The Destination Is on the Left is a beautiful story of growing up, letting go, and being brave. I loved the idea of this story, and the plot was wonder...

    3.5 stars. I really liked this! The family caravan foundation made for a unique set-up. Dessa's internal dilemma of disappointing her parents by not wanting to adopt their lifestyle was relatable; I felt the frustration right alongside her. I did want more development -- to better g...

    This was a cool read because it's not your typical YA situation. The MC's home is the RV she travels in with her parents and little brother, alongside a couple other families. She just finished high school (via online courses) and wants to go to art college. But her parents are relucta...

    I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did. Your Destination Is on the Left is about 17-year-old Dessa and her path to finding her muse again. All through middle and high school, YA contemporary was my jam, but the genre slowly started to wear on me, and when Twilight ki...

    Dessa and her family travel in an RV caravan that is really a loving, supportive, rolling semi-communal home inhabited mostly by we-missed-the-60's-hippies. But with Dessa's adulthood bearing down on her, she is conflicted. She was raised to believe in family unity as one of the highes...

    A unique story with lots of relatable moments. Loved it! ...

    I've never read a book quite like this one. I was rooting for Dessa from page one and then rooting HARDER for her by the end. I loved how quiet it was and how sweet and inspiring. Beautiful and heartbreaking. ...

    Full disclosure here in that I was extremely privileged to read Your Destination Is on the Left in its infancy and also in this final form of completion, with this published version being a beautifully refined version of the one I first read. Dessa's story is one that pulled me in a...

    Dessa Rhodes is a modern day nomad. Her family travels in an RV, their lives defined by state lines, exit signs, and the small communal caravan they call home. Among them is Cyrus, her best friend and long-time crush, whom she knows she can never be with. When your families are perpetu...

    Dessa Rhodes spends her life on the road. Ever since her parents decided to uproot their lives and travel around the United States exploring the country, Dessa?s home has been their RV, surrounded by the other two families traveling with them. For years Dessa was satisfied, visiting ...

    A distinctive setting. Dessa and her family are modern day nomads. For the last five years they?ve traveled around the US in a tiny RV with a small caravan of other families. I?ve never traveled cross-country. Heck, I?ve never even traveled more than 6 hours in either direction o...

    A beautiful novel about searching for the purpose of your life, having to go against your near and dear to fight for what you what for yourself. I like the different cultures that were depicted in the book, as well as Cyrus being black and Fiona having a girlfriend. It's these details ...

  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    Jun 30, 2018

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

    I liked this so much that I said so officially! ?Dessa and her story sparkle with fierce, creative passion. This is a journey I would happily take over and over again.? ?Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting I really think this is a book fans of Just Visiting would really ...

    Full disclosure: I read this book a long time ago, and I just recently read the finished version and I am just as awestruck then as I am now. I fell in love with Dessa's passion for art and her plight to find out who she is -- both artistically and as a person. And can we just talk...

    Probably around 3.5*? So this was quite cute! While I wasn't exactly blown away with novelty, it was certainly enjoyable enough. I am a sucker for a road trip, and I loved how much Dessa was able explore not only her relationships with others, but what she wanted out of life too. ...

  • Rachel Solomon
    Mar 31, 2018

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

    I liked this so much that I said so officially! ?Dessa and her story sparkle with fierce, creative passion. This is a journey I would happily take over and over again.? ?Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting I really think this is a book fans of Just Visiting would really ...

    Full disclosure: I read this book a long time ago, and I just recently read the finished version and I am just as awestruck then as I am now. I fell in love with Dessa's passion for art and her plight to find out who she is -- both artistically and as a person. And can we just talk...

    Probably around 3.5*? So this was quite cute! While I wasn't exactly blown away with novelty, it was certainly enjoyable enough. I am a sucker for a road trip, and I loved how much Dessa was able explore not only her relationships with others, but what she wanted out of life too. ...

    Dessa Rhodes, a meticulous perfectionist craving for normalcy, stability, and independence, was easily a protagonist I could not only relate to, but also actively root for right from the get-go. Her character was a wonderfully delightful mix of determined and frightened. The plot i...

    Full of heart, art, and the funny specifics on what life is like when your home is an RV that you share with three other family members. Not only was YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT an entertaining read, one that wraps you up in the characters and their journey, but it's also the type ...

    I loved this book so much, and so easily connected with Dessa ? her voice, her struggle to figure out what to do with her life, and the dilemmas she faced were all so relatable. I also love that she's so passionate about art, so her internship was fun to read about. It was also fasci...

    ?All that matters is that I when I?m with Cy, I know who I am and I know what I want. When I?m with Cy, I?m home.? Your Destination Is on The Left is such a charming novel about discovering one?s self and pursuing your goals no matter what obstacles lie ahead. The impo...

    3.5 stars In the technical sense, Lauren Spieller is a wonderful writer and I love how easily Dessa's voice flowed. But I wish there was more emphasis on the plot and in building the emotional stakes. Full review to come tomorrow! ...

    ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS! You need to pick it up right now...like, right away. ...

    This was the first time I?d read a book written by a friend. That was incredible. Her way with words is simple and poetic, and her characters are real and dimensional! The plot was excellent and was a positive story of how important confidence is in aspiring to be your best. ...

    This book has art. It has RVs. It has a boy who rides a motorcycle. And it has one of the most charming little miscreant brothers the world has ever known. (Love you forever, Rodney). Your Destination is on the Left also has an abundance of that most addictive of YA contemporary fe...

    One of the most unique contemporary YA premises I've read! This is a fresh, lovely story about self-discovery, independence, and growing up. ...

  • Shealea
    Jun 20, 2018

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

    I liked this so much that I said so officially! ?Dessa and her story sparkle with fierce, creative passion. This is a journey I would happily take over and over again.? ?Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting I really think this is a book fans of Just Visiting would really ...

    Full disclosure: I read this book a long time ago, and I just recently read the finished version and I am just as awestruck then as I am now. I fell in love with Dessa's passion for art and her plight to find out who she is -- both artistically and as a person. And can we just talk...

    Probably around 3.5*? So this was quite cute! While I wasn't exactly blown away with novelty, it was certainly enjoyable enough. I am a sucker for a road trip, and I loved how much Dessa was able explore not only her relationships with others, but what she wanted out of life too. ...

    Dessa Rhodes, a meticulous perfectionist craving for normalcy, stability, and independence, was easily a protagonist I could not only relate to, but also actively root for right from the get-go. Her character was a wonderfully delightful mix of determined and frightened. The plot i...

  • Roxie
    Jul 06, 2018

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

    I liked this so much that I said so officially! ?Dessa and her story sparkle with fierce, creative passion. This is a journey I would happily take over and over again.? ?Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting I really think this is a book fans of Just Visiting would really ...

    Full disclosure: I read this book a long time ago, and I just recently read the finished version and I am just as awestruck then as I am now. I fell in love with Dessa's passion for art and her plight to find out who she is -- both artistically and as a person. And can we just talk...

    Probably around 3.5*? So this was quite cute! While I wasn't exactly blown away with novelty, it was certainly enjoyable enough. I am a sucker for a road trip, and I loved how much Dessa was able explore not only her relationships with others, but what she wanted out of life too. ...

    Dessa Rhodes, a meticulous perfectionist craving for normalcy, stability, and independence, was easily a protagonist I could not only relate to, but also actively root for right from the get-go. Her character was a wonderfully delightful mix of determined and frightened. The plot i...

    Full of heart, art, and the funny specifics on what life is like when your home is an RV that you share with three other family members. Not only was YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT an entertaining read, one that wraps you up in the characters and their journey, but it's also the type ...

    I loved this book so much, and so easily connected with Dessa ? her voice, her struggle to figure out what to do with her life, and the dilemmas she faced were all so relatable. I also love that she's so passionate about art, so her internship was fun to read about. It was also fasci...

    ?All that matters is that I when I?m with Cy, I know who I am and I know what I want. When I?m with Cy, I?m home.? Your Destination Is on The Left is such a charming novel about discovering one?s self and pursuing your goals no matter what obstacles lie ahead. The impo...

    3.5 stars In the technical sense, Lauren Spieller is a wonderful writer and I love how easily Dessa's voice flowed. But I wish there was more emphasis on the plot and in building the emotional stakes. Full review to come tomorrow! ...

    ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS! You need to pick it up right now...like, right away. ...

    This was the first time I?d read a book written by a friend. That was incredible. Her way with words is simple and poetic, and her characters are real and dimensional! The plot was excellent and was a positive story of how important confidence is in aspiring to be your best. ...

    This book has art. It has RVs. It has a boy who rides a motorcycle. And it has one of the most charming little miscreant brothers the world has ever known. (Love you forever, Rodney). Your Destination is on the Left also has an abundance of that most addictive of YA contemporary fe...

    One of the most unique contemporary YA premises I've read! This is a fresh, lovely story about self-discovery, independence, and growing up. ...

    The family motto was "never stop moving". Though they meant it terms of physical location, it applied to Dessa with respect to her emotional and personal growth. Dessa's family had been living a nomadic life for the past five years, but Dessa had plans of her own. She aspired and wo...

    Full disclosure - I had the privilege of reading this book a couple of times before publication. One of the things I have always loved about this book, besides the super interesting concept of a nomadic group of families traveling together full time across the US, is the way the idea o...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by Simon Teen in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 3.5 / 5 The Destination Is on the Left is a beautiful story of growing up, letting go, and being brave. I loved the idea of this story, and the plot was wonder...

    3.5 stars. I really liked this! The family caravan foundation made for a unique set-up. Dessa's internal dilemma of disappointing her parents by not wanting to adopt their lifestyle was relatable; I felt the frustration right alongside her. I did want more development -- to better g...

    This was a cool read because it's not your typical YA situation. The MC's home is the RV she travels in with her parents and little brother, alongside a couple other families. She just finished high school (via online courses) and wants to go to art college. But her parents are relucta...

    I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did. Your Destination Is on the Left is about 17-year-old Dessa and her path to finding her muse again. All through middle and high school, YA contemporary was my jam, but the genre slowly started to wear on me, and when Twilight ki...

    Dessa and her family travel in an RV caravan that is really a loving, supportive, rolling semi-communal home inhabited mostly by we-missed-the-60's-hippies. But with Dessa's adulthood bearing down on her, she is conflicted. She was raised to believe in family unity as one of the highes...

  • C.G. Drews
    Jul 16, 2018

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

  • ellymate
    Jul 25, 2018

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

    I liked this so much that I said so officially! ?Dessa and her story sparkle with fierce, creative passion. This is a journey I would happily take over and over again.? ?Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting I really think this is a book fans of Just Visiting would really ...

    Full disclosure: I read this book a long time ago, and I just recently read the finished version and I am just as awestruck then as I am now. I fell in love with Dessa's passion for art and her plight to find out who she is -- both artistically and as a person. And can we just talk...

    Probably around 3.5*? So this was quite cute! While I wasn't exactly blown away with novelty, it was certainly enjoyable enough. I am a sucker for a road trip, and I loved how much Dessa was able explore not only her relationships with others, but what she wanted out of life too. ...

    Dessa Rhodes, a meticulous perfectionist craving for normalcy, stability, and independence, was easily a protagonist I could not only relate to, but also actively root for right from the get-go. Her character was a wonderfully delightful mix of determined and frightened. The plot i...

    Full of heart, art, and the funny specifics on what life is like when your home is an RV that you share with three other family members. Not only was YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT an entertaining read, one that wraps you up in the characters and their journey, but it's also the type ...

    I loved this book so much, and so easily connected with Dessa ? her voice, her struggle to figure out what to do with her life, and the dilemmas she faced were all so relatable. I also love that she's so passionate about art, so her internship was fun to read about. It was also fasci...

    ?All that matters is that I when I?m with Cy, I know who I am and I know what I want. When I?m with Cy, I?m home.? Your Destination Is on The Left is such a charming novel about discovering one?s self and pursuing your goals no matter what obstacles lie ahead. The impo...

    3.5 stars In the technical sense, Lauren Spieller is a wonderful writer and I love how easily Dessa's voice flowed. But I wish there was more emphasis on the plot and in building the emotional stakes. Full review to come tomorrow! ...

    ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS! You need to pick it up right now...like, right away. ...

    This was the first time I?d read a book written by a friend. That was incredible. Her way with words is simple and poetic, and her characters are real and dimensional! The plot was excellent and was a positive story of how important confidence is in aspiring to be your best. ...

    This book has art. It has RVs. It has a boy who rides a motorcycle. And it has one of the most charming little miscreant brothers the world has ever known. (Love you forever, Rodney). Your Destination is on the Left also has an abundance of that most addictive of YA contemporary fe...

    One of the most unique contemporary YA premises I've read! This is a fresh, lovely story about self-discovery, independence, and growing up. ...

    The family motto was "never stop moving". Though they meant it terms of physical location, it applied to Dessa with respect to her emotional and personal growth. Dessa's family had been living a nomadic life for the past five years, but Dessa had plans of her own. She aspired and wo...

    Full disclosure - I had the privilege of reading this book a couple of times before publication. One of the things I have always loved about this book, besides the super interesting concept of a nomadic group of families traveling together full time across the US, is the way the idea o...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by Simon Teen in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 3.5 / 5 The Destination Is on the Left is a beautiful story of growing up, letting go, and being brave. I loved the idea of this story, and the plot was wonder...

    3.5 stars. I really liked this! The family caravan foundation made for a unique set-up. Dessa's internal dilemma of disappointing her parents by not wanting to adopt their lifestyle was relatable; I felt the frustration right alongside her. I did want more development -- to better g...

    This was a cool read because it's not your typical YA situation. The MC's home is the RV she travels in with her parents and little brother, alongside a couple other families. She just finished high school (via online courses) and wants to go to art college. But her parents are relucta...

    I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did. Your Destination Is on the Left is about 17-year-old Dessa and her path to finding her muse again. All through middle and high school, YA contemporary was my jam, but the genre slowly started to wear on me, and when Twilight ki...

    Dessa and her family travel in an RV caravan that is really a loving, supportive, rolling semi-communal home inhabited mostly by we-missed-the-60's-hippies. But with Dessa's adulthood bearing down on her, she is conflicted. She was raised to believe in family unity as one of the highes...

    A unique story with lots of relatable moments. Loved it! ...

    I've never read a book quite like this one. I was rooting for Dessa from page one and then rooting HARDER for her by the end. I loved how quiet it was and how sweet and inspiring. Beautiful and heartbreaking. ...

    Full disclosure here in that I was extremely privileged to read Your Destination Is on the Left in its infancy and also in this final form of completion, with this published version being a beautifully refined version of the one I first read. Dessa's story is one that pulled me in a...

    Dessa Rhodes is a modern day nomad. Her family travels in an RV, their lives defined by state lines, exit signs, and the small communal caravan they call home. Among them is Cyrus, her best friend and long-time crush, whom she knows she can never be with. When your families are perpetu...

    Dessa Rhodes spends her life on the road. Ever since her parents decided to uproot their lives and travel around the United States exploring the country, Dessa?s home has been their RV, surrounded by the other two families traveling with them. For years Dessa was satisfied, visiting ...

    A distinctive setting. Dessa and her family are modern day nomads. For the last five years they?ve traveled around the US in a tiny RV with a small caravan of other families. I?ve never traveled cross-country. Heck, I?ve never even traveled more than 6 hours in either direction o...

    A beautiful novel about searching for the purpose of your life, having to go against your near and dear to fight for what you what for yourself. I like the different cultures that were depicted in the book, as well as Cyrus being black and Fiona having a girlfriend. It's these details ...

    I don't get it... I finished the book and I still don't get it why... why was this so difficult, si twisted and why were people so against her studying! (view spoiler)[ I honestly found it so stupid that a bunch of people has to vote and decide the fate of another family or the futur...

  • Hannah Fergesen
    Jul 24, 2018

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

    I liked this so much that I said so officially! ?Dessa and her story sparkle with fierce, creative passion. This is a journey I would happily take over and over again.? ?Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting I really think this is a book fans of Just Visiting would really ...

    Full disclosure: I read this book a long time ago, and I just recently read the finished version and I am just as awestruck then as I am now. I fell in love with Dessa's passion for art and her plight to find out who she is -- both artistically and as a person. And can we just talk...

    Probably around 3.5*? So this was quite cute! While I wasn't exactly blown away with novelty, it was certainly enjoyable enough. I am a sucker for a road trip, and I loved how much Dessa was able explore not only her relationships with others, but what she wanted out of life too. ...

    Dessa Rhodes, a meticulous perfectionist craving for normalcy, stability, and independence, was easily a protagonist I could not only relate to, but also actively root for right from the get-go. Her character was a wonderfully delightful mix of determined and frightened. The plot i...

    Full of heart, art, and the funny specifics on what life is like when your home is an RV that you share with three other family members. Not only was YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT an entertaining read, one that wraps you up in the characters and their journey, but it's also the type ...

    I loved this book so much, and so easily connected with Dessa ? her voice, her struggle to figure out what to do with her life, and the dilemmas she faced were all so relatable. I also love that she's so passionate about art, so her internship was fun to read about. It was also fasci...

    ?All that matters is that I when I?m with Cy, I know who I am and I know what I want. When I?m with Cy, I?m home.? Your Destination Is on The Left is such a charming novel about discovering one?s self and pursuing your goals no matter what obstacles lie ahead. The impo...

    3.5 stars In the technical sense, Lauren Spieller is a wonderful writer and I love how easily Dessa's voice flowed. But I wish there was more emphasis on the plot and in building the emotional stakes. Full review to come tomorrow! ...

    ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS! You need to pick it up right now...like, right away. ...

    This was the first time I?d read a book written by a friend. That was incredible. Her way with words is simple and poetic, and her characters are real and dimensional! The plot was excellent and was a positive story of how important confidence is in aspiring to be your best. ...

    This book has art. It has RVs. It has a boy who rides a motorcycle. And it has one of the most charming little miscreant brothers the world has ever known. (Love you forever, Rodney). Your Destination is on the Left also has an abundance of that most addictive of YA contemporary fe...

    One of the most unique contemporary YA premises I've read! This is a fresh, lovely story about self-discovery, independence, and growing up. ...

    The family motto was "never stop moving". Though they meant it terms of physical location, it applied to Dessa with respect to her emotional and personal growth. Dessa's family had been living a nomadic life for the past five years, but Dessa had plans of her own. She aspired and wo...

    Full disclosure - I had the privilege of reading this book a couple of times before publication. One of the things I have always loved about this book, besides the super interesting concept of a nomadic group of families traveling together full time across the US, is the way the idea o...

  • Allison Ziegler
    Apr 15, 2016

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

    I liked this so much that I said so officially! ?Dessa and her story sparkle with fierce, creative passion. This is a journey I would happily take over and over again.? ?Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting I really think this is a book fans of Just Visiting would really ...

    Full disclosure: I read this book a long time ago, and I just recently read the finished version and I am just as awestruck then as I am now. I fell in love with Dessa's passion for art and her plight to find out who she is -- both artistically and as a person. And can we just talk...

    Probably around 3.5*? So this was quite cute! While I wasn't exactly blown away with novelty, it was certainly enjoyable enough. I am a sucker for a road trip, and I loved how much Dessa was able explore not only her relationships with others, but what she wanted out of life too. ...

    Dessa Rhodes, a meticulous perfectionist craving for normalcy, stability, and independence, was easily a protagonist I could not only relate to, but also actively root for right from the get-go. Her character was a wonderfully delightful mix of determined and frightened. The plot i...

    Full of heart, art, and the funny specifics on what life is like when your home is an RV that you share with three other family members. Not only was YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT an entertaining read, one that wraps you up in the characters and their journey, but it's also the type ...

    I loved this book so much, and so easily connected with Dessa ? her voice, her struggle to figure out what to do with her life, and the dilemmas she faced were all so relatable. I also love that she's so passionate about art, so her internship was fun to read about. It was also fasci...

    ?All that matters is that I when I?m with Cy, I know who I am and I know what I want. When I?m with Cy, I?m home.? Your Destination Is on The Left is such a charming novel about discovering one?s self and pursuing your goals no matter what obstacles lie ahead. The impo...

    3.5 stars In the technical sense, Lauren Spieller is a wonderful writer and I love how easily Dessa's voice flowed. But I wish there was more emphasis on the plot and in building the emotional stakes. Full review to come tomorrow! ...

    ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS! You need to pick it up right now...like, right away. ...

    This was the first time I?d read a book written by a friend. That was incredible. Her way with words is simple and poetic, and her characters are real and dimensional! The plot was excellent and was a positive story of how important confidence is in aspiring to be your best. ...

    This book has art. It has RVs. It has a boy who rides a motorcycle. And it has one of the most charming little miscreant brothers the world has ever known. (Love you forever, Rodney). Your Destination is on the Left also has an abundance of that most addictive of YA contemporary fe...

  • Kelly Brigid
    Jun 22, 2018

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

    I liked this so much that I said so officially! ?Dessa and her story sparkle with fierce, creative passion. This is a journey I would happily take over and over again.? ?Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting I really think this is a book fans of Just Visiting would really ...

    Full disclosure: I read this book a long time ago, and I just recently read the finished version and I am just as awestruck then as I am now. I fell in love with Dessa's passion for art and her plight to find out who she is -- both artistically and as a person. And can we just talk...

    Probably around 3.5*? So this was quite cute! While I wasn't exactly blown away with novelty, it was certainly enjoyable enough. I am a sucker for a road trip, and I loved how much Dessa was able explore not only her relationships with others, but what she wanted out of life too. ...

    Dessa Rhodes, a meticulous perfectionist craving for normalcy, stability, and independence, was easily a protagonist I could not only relate to, but also actively root for right from the get-go. Her character was a wonderfully delightful mix of determined and frightened. The plot i...

    Full of heart, art, and the funny specifics on what life is like when your home is an RV that you share with three other family members. Not only was YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT an entertaining read, one that wraps you up in the characters and their journey, but it's also the type ...

    I loved this book so much, and so easily connected with Dessa ? her voice, her struggle to figure out what to do with her life, and the dilemmas she faced were all so relatable. I also love that she's so passionate about art, so her internship was fun to read about. It was also fasci...

    ?All that matters is that I when I?m with Cy, I know who I am and I know what I want. When I?m with Cy, I?m home.? Your Destination Is on The Left is such a charming novel about discovering one?s self and pursuing your goals no matter what obstacles lie ahead. The impo...

  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Jun 10, 2018

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

    I liked this so much that I said so officially! ?Dessa and her story sparkle with fierce, creative passion. This is a journey I would happily take over and over again.? ?Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting I really think this is a book fans of Just Visiting would really ...

    Full disclosure: I read this book a long time ago, and I just recently read the finished version and I am just as awestruck then as I am now. I fell in love with Dessa's passion for art and her plight to find out who she is -- both artistically and as a person. And can we just talk...

    Probably around 3.5*? So this was quite cute! While I wasn't exactly blown away with novelty, it was certainly enjoyable enough. I am a sucker for a road trip, and I loved how much Dessa was able explore not only her relationships with others, but what she wanted out of life too. ...

    Dessa Rhodes, a meticulous perfectionist craving for normalcy, stability, and independence, was easily a protagonist I could not only relate to, but also actively root for right from the get-go. Her character was a wonderfully delightful mix of determined and frightened. The plot i...

    Full of heart, art, and the funny specifics on what life is like when your home is an RV that you share with three other family members. Not only was YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT an entertaining read, one that wraps you up in the characters and their journey, but it's also the type ...

    I loved this book so much, and so easily connected with Dessa ? her voice, her struggle to figure out what to do with her life, and the dilemmas she faced were all so relatable. I also love that she's so passionate about art, so her internship was fun to read about. It was also fasci...

    ?All that matters is that I when I?m with Cy, I know who I am and I know what I want. When I?m with Cy, I?m home.? Your Destination Is on The Left is such a charming novel about discovering one?s self and pursuing your goals no matter what obstacles lie ahead. The impo...

    3.5 stars In the technical sense, Lauren Spieller is a wonderful writer and I love how easily Dessa's voice flowed. But I wish there was more emphasis on the plot and in building the emotional stakes. Full review to come tomorrow! ...

    ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS! You need to pick it up right now...like, right away. ...

    This was the first time I?d read a book written by a friend. That was incredible. Her way with words is simple and poetic, and her characters are real and dimensional! The plot was excellent and was a positive story of how important confidence is in aspiring to be your best. ...

    This book has art. It has RVs. It has a boy who rides a motorcycle. And it has one of the most charming little miscreant brothers the world has ever known. (Love you forever, Rodney). Your Destination is on the Left also has an abundance of that most addictive of YA contemporary fe...

    One of the most unique contemporary YA premises I've read! This is a fresh, lovely story about self-discovery, independence, and growing up. ...

    The family motto was "never stop moving". Though they meant it terms of physical location, it applied to Dessa with respect to her emotional and personal growth. Dessa's family had been living a nomadic life for the past five years, but Dessa had plans of her own. She aspired and wo...

  • Diana Urban
    Feb 13, 2018

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

    I liked this so much that I said so officially! ?Dessa and her story sparkle with fierce, creative passion. This is a journey I would happily take over and over again.? ?Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting I really think this is a book fans of Just Visiting would really ...

    Full disclosure: I read this book a long time ago, and I just recently read the finished version and I am just as awestruck then as I am now. I fell in love with Dessa's passion for art and her plight to find out who she is -- both artistically and as a person. And can we just talk...

    Probably around 3.5*? So this was quite cute! While I wasn't exactly blown away with novelty, it was certainly enjoyable enough. I am a sucker for a road trip, and I loved how much Dessa was able explore not only her relationships with others, but what she wanted out of life too. ...

    Dessa Rhodes, a meticulous perfectionist craving for normalcy, stability, and independence, was easily a protagonist I could not only relate to, but also actively root for right from the get-go. Her character was a wonderfully delightful mix of determined and frightened. The plot i...

    Full of heart, art, and the funny specifics on what life is like when your home is an RV that you share with three other family members. Not only was YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT an entertaining read, one that wraps you up in the characters and their journey, but it's also the type ...

    I loved this book so much, and so easily connected with Dessa ? her voice, her struggle to figure out what to do with her life, and the dilemmas she faced were all so relatable. I also love that she's so passionate about art, so her internship was fun to read about. It was also fasci...

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Jul 16, 2018

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

  • Michelle
    Jun 06, 2018

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

    I liked this so much that I said so officially! ?Dessa and her story sparkle with fierce, creative passion. This is a journey I would happily take over and over again.? ?Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting I really think this is a book fans of Just Visiting would really ...

    Full disclosure: I read this book a long time ago, and I just recently read the finished version and I am just as awestruck then as I am now. I fell in love with Dessa's passion for art and her plight to find out who she is -- both artistically and as a person. And can we just talk...

    Probably around 3.5*? So this was quite cute! While I wasn't exactly blown away with novelty, it was certainly enjoyable enough. I am a sucker for a road trip, and I loved how much Dessa was able explore not only her relationships with others, but what she wanted out of life too. ...

    Dessa Rhodes, a meticulous perfectionist craving for normalcy, stability, and independence, was easily a protagonist I could not only relate to, but also actively root for right from the get-go. Her character was a wonderfully delightful mix of determined and frightened. The plot i...

    Full of heart, art, and the funny specifics on what life is like when your home is an RV that you share with three other family members. Not only was YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT an entertaining read, one that wraps you up in the characters and their journey, but it's also the type ...

    I loved this book so much, and so easily connected with Dessa ? her voice, her struggle to figure out what to do with her life, and the dilemmas she faced were all so relatable. I also love that she's so passionate about art, so her internship was fun to read about. It was also fasci...

    ?All that matters is that I when I?m with Cy, I know who I am and I know what I want. When I?m with Cy, I?m home.? Your Destination Is on The Left is such a charming novel about discovering one?s self and pursuing your goals no matter what obstacles lie ahead. The impo...

    3.5 stars In the technical sense, Lauren Spieller is a wonderful writer and I love how easily Dessa's voice flowed. But I wish there was more emphasis on the plot and in building the emotional stakes. Full review to come tomorrow! ...

    ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS! You need to pick it up right now...like, right away. ...

    This was the first time I?d read a book written by a friend. That was incredible. Her way with words is simple and poetic, and her characters are real and dimensional! The plot was excellent and was a positive story of how important confidence is in aspiring to be your best. ...

    This book has art. It has RVs. It has a boy who rides a motorcycle. And it has one of the most charming little miscreant brothers the world has ever known. (Love you forever, Rodney). Your Destination is on the Left also has an abundance of that most addictive of YA contemporary fe...

    One of the most unique contemporary YA premises I've read! This is a fresh, lovely story about self-discovery, independence, and growing up. ...

    The family motto was "never stop moving". Though they meant it terms of physical location, it applied to Dessa with respect to her emotional and personal growth. Dessa's family had been living a nomadic life for the past five years, but Dessa had plans of her own. She aspired and wo...

    Full disclosure - I had the privilege of reading this book a couple of times before publication. One of the things I have always loved about this book, besides the super interesting concept of a nomadic group of families traveling together full time across the US, is the way the idea o...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by Simon Teen in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 3.5 / 5 The Destination Is on the Left is a beautiful story of growing up, letting go, and being brave. I loved the idea of this story, and the plot was wonder...

    3.5 stars. I really liked this! The family caravan foundation made for a unique set-up. Dessa's internal dilemma of disappointing her parents by not wanting to adopt their lifestyle was relatable; I felt the frustration right alongside her. I did want more development -- to better g...

    This was a cool read because it's not your typical YA situation. The MC's home is the RV she travels in with her parents and little brother, alongside a couple other families. She just finished high school (via online courses) and wants to go to art college. But her parents are relucta...

    I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did. Your Destination Is on the Left is about 17-year-old Dessa and her path to finding her muse again. All through middle and high school, YA contemporary was my jam, but the genre slowly started to wear on me, and when Twilight ki...

    Dessa and her family travel in an RV caravan that is really a loving, supportive, rolling semi-communal home inhabited mostly by we-missed-the-60's-hippies. But with Dessa's adulthood bearing down on her, she is conflicted. She was raised to believe in family unity as one of the highes...

    A unique story with lots of relatable moments. Loved it! ...

  • Vicky Who Reads
    Jun 23, 2018

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

    I liked this so much that I said so officially! ?Dessa and her story sparkle with fierce, creative passion. This is a journey I would happily take over and over again.? ?Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting I really think this is a book fans of Just Visiting would really ...

    Full disclosure: I read this book a long time ago, and I just recently read the finished version and I am just as awestruck then as I am now. I fell in love with Dessa's passion for art and her plight to find out who she is -- both artistically and as a person. And can we just talk...

    Probably around 3.5*? So this was quite cute! While I wasn't exactly blown away with novelty, it was certainly enjoyable enough. I am a sucker for a road trip, and I loved how much Dessa was able explore not only her relationships with others, but what she wanted out of life too. ...

    Dessa Rhodes, a meticulous perfectionist craving for normalcy, stability, and independence, was easily a protagonist I could not only relate to, but also actively root for right from the get-go. Her character was a wonderfully delightful mix of determined and frightened. The plot i...

    Full of heart, art, and the funny specifics on what life is like when your home is an RV that you share with three other family members. Not only was YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT an entertaining read, one that wraps you up in the characters and their journey, but it's also the type ...

    I loved this book so much, and so easily connected with Dessa ? her voice, her struggle to figure out what to do with her life, and the dilemmas she faced were all so relatable. I also love that she's so passionate about art, so her internship was fun to read about. It was also fasci...

    ?All that matters is that I when I?m with Cy, I know who I am and I know what I want. When I?m with Cy, I?m home.? Your Destination Is on The Left is such a charming novel about discovering one?s self and pursuing your goals no matter what obstacles lie ahead. The impo...

    3.5 stars In the technical sense, Lauren Spieller is a wonderful writer and I love how easily Dessa's voice flowed. But I wish there was more emphasis on the plot and in building the emotional stakes. Full review to come tomorrow! ...

  • Teenreadsdotcom
    Aug 08, 2018

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

    I liked this so much that I said so officially! ?Dessa and her story sparkle with fierce, creative passion. This is a journey I would happily take over and over again.? ?Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting I really think this is a book fans of Just Visiting would really ...

    Full disclosure: I read this book a long time ago, and I just recently read the finished version and I am just as awestruck then as I am now. I fell in love with Dessa's passion for art and her plight to find out who she is -- both artistically and as a person. And can we just talk...

    Probably around 3.5*? So this was quite cute! While I wasn't exactly blown away with novelty, it was certainly enjoyable enough. I am a sucker for a road trip, and I loved how much Dessa was able explore not only her relationships with others, but what she wanted out of life too. ...

    Dessa Rhodes, a meticulous perfectionist craving for normalcy, stability, and independence, was easily a protagonist I could not only relate to, but also actively root for right from the get-go. Her character was a wonderfully delightful mix of determined and frightened. The plot i...

    Full of heart, art, and the funny specifics on what life is like when your home is an RV that you share with three other family members. Not only was YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT an entertaining read, one that wraps you up in the characters and their journey, but it's also the type ...

    I loved this book so much, and so easily connected with Dessa ? her voice, her struggle to figure out what to do with her life, and the dilemmas she faced were all so relatable. I also love that she's so passionate about art, so her internship was fun to read about. It was also fasci...

    ?All that matters is that I when I?m with Cy, I know who I am and I know what I want. When I?m with Cy, I?m home.? Your Destination Is on The Left is such a charming novel about discovering one?s self and pursuing your goals no matter what obstacles lie ahead. The impo...

    3.5 stars In the technical sense, Lauren Spieller is a wonderful writer and I love how easily Dessa's voice flowed. But I wish there was more emphasis on the plot and in building the emotional stakes. Full review to come tomorrow! ...

    ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS! You need to pick it up right now...like, right away. ...

    This was the first time I?d read a book written by a friend. That was incredible. Her way with words is simple and poetic, and her characters are real and dimensional! The plot was excellent and was a positive story of how important confidence is in aspiring to be your best. ...

    This book has art. It has RVs. It has a boy who rides a motorcycle. And it has one of the most charming little miscreant brothers the world has ever known. (Love you forever, Rodney). Your Destination is on the Left also has an abundance of that most addictive of YA contemporary fe...

    One of the most unique contemporary YA premises I've read! This is a fresh, lovely story about self-discovery, independence, and growing up. ...

    The family motto was "never stop moving". Though they meant it terms of physical location, it applied to Dessa with respect to her emotional and personal growth. Dessa's family had been living a nomadic life for the past five years, but Dessa had plans of her own. She aspired and wo...

    Full disclosure - I had the privilege of reading this book a couple of times before publication. One of the things I have always loved about this book, besides the super interesting concept of a nomadic group of families traveling together full time across the US, is the way the idea o...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by Simon Teen in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 3.5 / 5 The Destination Is on the Left is a beautiful story of growing up, letting go, and being brave. I loved the idea of this story, and the plot was wonder...

    3.5 stars. I really liked this! The family caravan foundation made for a unique set-up. Dessa's internal dilemma of disappointing her parents by not wanting to adopt their lifestyle was relatable; I felt the frustration right alongside her. I did want more development -- to better g...

    This was a cool read because it's not your typical YA situation. The MC's home is the RV she travels in with her parents and little brother, alongside a couple other families. She just finished high school (via online courses) and wants to go to art college. But her parents are relucta...

    I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did. Your Destination Is on the Left is about 17-year-old Dessa and her path to finding her muse again. All through middle and high school, YA contemporary was my jam, but the genre slowly started to wear on me, and when Twilight ki...

    Dessa and her family travel in an RV caravan that is really a loving, supportive, rolling semi-communal home inhabited mostly by we-missed-the-60's-hippies. But with Dessa's adulthood bearing down on her, she is conflicted. She was raised to believe in family unity as one of the highes...

    A unique story with lots of relatable moments. Loved it! ...

    I've never read a book quite like this one. I was rooting for Dessa from page one and then rooting HARDER for her by the end. I loved how quiet it was and how sweet and inspiring. Beautiful and heartbreaking. ...

    Full disclosure here in that I was extremely privileged to read Your Destination Is on the Left in its infancy and also in this final form of completion, with this published version being a beautifully refined version of the one I first read. Dessa's story is one that pulled me in a...

    Dessa Rhodes is a modern day nomad. Her family travels in an RV, their lives defined by state lines, exit signs, and the small communal caravan they call home. Among them is Cyrus, her best friend and long-time crush, whom she knows she can never be with. When your families are perpetu...

    Dessa Rhodes spends her life on the road. Ever since her parents decided to uproot their lives and travel around the United States exploring the country, Dessa?s home has been their RV, surrounded by the other two families traveling with them. For years Dessa was satisfied, visiting ...

  • Kath (Read Forevermore)
    May 13, 2018

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

    I liked this so much that I said so officially! ?Dessa and her story sparkle with fierce, creative passion. This is a journey I would happily take over and over again.? ?Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting I really think this is a book fans of Just Visiting would really ...

    Full disclosure: I read this book a long time ago, and I just recently read the finished version and I am just as awestruck then as I am now. I fell in love with Dessa's passion for art and her plight to find out who she is -- both artistically and as a person. And can we just talk...

    Probably around 3.5*? So this was quite cute! While I wasn't exactly blown away with novelty, it was certainly enjoyable enough. I am a sucker for a road trip, and I loved how much Dessa was able explore not only her relationships with others, but what she wanted out of life too. ...

    Dessa Rhodes, a meticulous perfectionist craving for normalcy, stability, and independence, was easily a protagonist I could not only relate to, but also actively root for right from the get-go. Her character was a wonderfully delightful mix of determined and frightened. The plot i...

    Full of heart, art, and the funny specifics on what life is like when your home is an RV that you share with three other family members. Not only was YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT an entertaining read, one that wraps you up in the characters and their journey, but it's also the type ...

    I loved this book so much, and so easily connected with Dessa ? her voice, her struggle to figure out what to do with her life, and the dilemmas she faced were all so relatable. I also love that she's so passionate about art, so her internship was fun to read about. It was also fasci...

    ?All that matters is that I when I?m with Cy, I know who I am and I know what I want. When I?m with Cy, I?m home.? Your Destination Is on The Left is such a charming novel about discovering one?s self and pursuing your goals no matter what obstacles lie ahead. The impo...

    3.5 stars In the technical sense, Lauren Spieller is a wonderful writer and I love how easily Dessa's voice flowed. But I wish there was more emphasis on the plot and in building the emotional stakes. Full review to come tomorrow! ...

    ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS! You need to pick it up right now...like, right away. ...

    This was the first time I?d read a book written by a friend. That was incredible. Her way with words is simple and poetic, and her characters are real and dimensional! The plot was excellent and was a positive story of how important confidence is in aspiring to be your best. ...

    This book has art. It has RVs. It has a boy who rides a motorcycle. And it has one of the most charming little miscreant brothers the world has ever known. (Love you forever, Rodney). Your Destination is on the Left also has an abundance of that most addictive of YA contemporary fe...

    One of the most unique contemporary YA premises I've read! This is a fresh, lovely story about self-discovery, independence, and growing up. ...

    The family motto was "never stop moving". Though they meant it terms of physical location, it applied to Dessa with respect to her emotional and personal growth. Dessa's family had been living a nomadic life for the past five years, but Dessa had plans of her own. She aspired and wo...

    Full disclosure - I had the privilege of reading this book a couple of times before publication. One of the things I have always loved about this book, besides the super interesting concept of a nomadic group of families traveling together full time across the US, is the way the idea o...

    An arc of this book was sent to me by Simon Teen in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 3.5 / 5 The Destination Is on the Left is a beautiful story of growing up, letting go, and being brave. I loved the idea of this story, and the plot was wonder...

  • Perry Alexander
    Jun 28, 2018

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

    I liked this so much that I said so officially! ?Dessa and her story sparkle with fierce, creative passion. This is a journey I would happily take over and over again.? ?Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting I really think this is a book fans of Just Visiting would really ...

    Full disclosure: I read this book a long time ago, and I just recently read the finished version and I am just as awestruck then as I am now. I fell in love with Dessa's passion for art and her plight to find out who she is -- both artistically and as a person. And can we just talk...

    Probably around 3.5*? So this was quite cute! While I wasn't exactly blown away with novelty, it was certainly enjoyable enough. I am a sucker for a road trip, and I loved how much Dessa was able explore not only her relationships with others, but what she wanted out of life too. ...

    Dessa Rhodes, a meticulous perfectionist craving for normalcy, stability, and independence, was easily a protagonist I could not only relate to, but also actively root for right from the get-go. Her character was a wonderfully delightful mix of determined and frightened. The plot i...

    Full of heart, art, and the funny specifics on what life is like when your home is an RV that you share with three other family members. Not only was YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT an entertaining read, one that wraps you up in the characters and their journey, but it's also the type ...

    I loved this book so much, and so easily connected with Dessa ? her voice, her struggle to figure out what to do with her life, and the dilemmas she faced were all so relatable. I also love that she's so passionate about art, so her internship was fun to read about. It was also fasci...

    ?All that matters is that I when I?m with Cy, I know who I am and I know what I want. When I?m with Cy, I?m home.? Your Destination Is on The Left is such a charming novel about discovering one?s self and pursuing your goals no matter what obstacles lie ahead. The impo...

    3.5 stars In the technical sense, Lauren Spieller is a wonderful writer and I love how easily Dessa's voice flowed. But I wish there was more emphasis on the plot and in building the emotional stakes. Full review to come tomorrow! ...

    ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS! You need to pick it up right now...like, right away. ...

    This was the first time I?d read a book written by a friend. That was incredible. Her way with words is simple and poetic, and her characters are real and dimensional! The plot was excellent and was a positive story of how important confidence is in aspiring to be your best. ...

  • Fanna
    Jul 21, 2018

    I'm like 99% sure the moral of this story is artists are underappreciated and wE DoN'T WANNA BE. [sobs into a paint can and a singular grain of rice which is all we can afford] Ahem. So I really liked what this book had to say on artists! And as an artist myself (wRITER, YA) who's been...

    Dessa's family lives in an RV and travels around the country with a few other families (one has a son she's in love with). She's been rejected from every art school but just wants to go to college and put down roots somewhere for a time. Her family and the guy she likes all feel like s...

    Well it's official: I have a new favorite 2018 debut and its none other than Lauren Spieller's Your Destination Is on the Left. I never planned on reading this book in February given its June release date; however, in a moment of weakness, or as I like to call it curiosity, I read ...

    I liked this so much that I said so officially! ?Dessa and her story sparkle with fierce, creative passion. This is a journey I would happily take over and over again.? ?Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting I really think this is a book fans of Just Visiting would really ...

    Full disclosure: I read this book a long time ago, and I just recently read the finished version and I am just as awestruck then as I am now. I fell in love with Dessa's passion for art and her plight to find out who she is -- both artistically and as a person. And can we just talk...

    Probably around 3.5*? So this was quite cute! While I wasn't exactly blown away with novelty, it was certainly enjoyable enough. I am a sucker for a road trip, and I loved how much Dessa was able explore not only her relationships with others, but what she wanted out of life too. ...

    Dessa Rhodes, a meticulous perfectionist craving for normalcy, stability, and independence, was easily a protagonist I could not only relate to, but also actively root for right from the get-go. Her character was a wonderfully delightful mix of determined and frightened. The plot i...

    Full of heart, art, and the funny specifics on what life is like when your home is an RV that you share with three other family members. Not only was YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT an entertaining read, one that wraps you up in the characters and their journey, but it's also the type ...

    I loved this book so much, and so easily connected with Dessa ? her voice, her struggle to figure out what to do with her life, and the dilemmas she faced were all so relatable. I also love that she's so passionate about art, so her internship was fun to read about. It was also fasci...

    ?All that matters is that I when I?m with Cy, I know who I am and I know what I want. When I?m with Cy, I?m home.? Your Destination Is on The Left is such a charming novel about discovering one?s self and pursuing your goals no matter what obstacles lie ahead. The impo...

    3.5 stars In the technical sense, Lauren Spieller is a wonderful writer and I love how easily Dessa's voice flowed. But I wish there was more emphasis on the plot and in building the emotional stakes. Full review to come tomorrow! ...

    ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS! You need to pick it up right now...like, right away. ...