To Get To You by Joanne Bischof
To get to the girl he loves, Riley Kane must head off on a road trip with the father he never knew. Then pray for a miracle.
Most teens would love to have a pro surfer for a dad. Just not Riley. Abandoned as a kid, he hates the sound of the ocean and the man who gave himself to it.
When the eighteen-year-old learns that his best friend is stranded at a New Mexico hospital as her father fights for his life, Riley hits the highway to head east. But when his Jeep breaks down before he even leaves California, he must rely on the one man he despises to get to the girl who needs him the most. And when it comes to the surfer with the Volkswagen van and dog-eared map, a thousand miles may–or may not–be enough to heal the past.
A story of new beginnings and second chances.
This was such a cute love story! One thing I particularly loved about this book, was that it was told from the boys perspective rather than the girls. Most YA contemporary books are told from the girls perspective, and I love that we got to see how Riley felt and what he was going through.
Another thing, it was clean! So many YA books these days, just aren’t very clean. This was a relatively easy read, but it was still amazing. I was very pleased with how by the end of the book, Riley and his father had formed a better relationship. (Hoping his parents get back together!) Riley & Becca’s relationship was so sweet and pure! An ideal relationship for Christian teenagers.
Another great thing about this book is that I think both boys and girls would be interested in reading it since it’s from the boy’s POV. It was written in third person, which usually doesn’t keep me interested. However, Joanne done a wonderful job at keeping my attention and the story had me laughing-out-loud sometimes.
I am hoping there will be a sequal. I would definitely read it!
I recommend this to anyone interested it reading a cute, warm, YA love story.
I was sent this book by the author in exchange for my honest review. 🙂