The Road Trip vividly tells the story of Addie and Dylan; they fell hard for each other and their relationship ended in horrible terms. Now somehow after not speaking to each other for awhile, they are stuck in a car together for a long trip to a mutual friend’s wedding. Told from both of their perspectives and present and past tense, Beth O’Leary can somehow take a simple idea and make it deep, funny, endearing and entertaining.
The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary (List Price: $17, Berkley, 9780593335024, 6/1/2021)
Reviewed by Deanna Bailey, Story on the Square in McDonough, Georgia