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YA Road Trips

Updated 2/14/22

Satisfy your wanderlust from the comfort of your couch with these road-tripping YA reads.

Visit our booklist in the catalog to find the books in the library:

Download a PDF copy of this booklist here.

Mariam Sharma Hits The Road by Sheba Karim

Three Pakistani-American teenagers, on a trip through the land of pork ribs, mechanical bulls, and Confederate flags. It’s going to be quite an adventure.

The Looking Glass by Janet McNally

A copy of Grimms’ Fairy Tales sends Sylvie, a sixteen-year-old ballerina-in-training, in search of her runaway older sister amid strange happenings.

The Voice In My Head by Dana L. Davis

When a mysterious voice claiming to be God instructs her to bring her terminally ill twin to a remote location in the Arizona desert, Indigo organizes a trip with her dysfunctional family that reveals shocking truths.

I Wanna Be Where You Are by Kristina Forest

A debut young adult rom-com about an African American ballerina who finds love on the road to an audition.

Four Three Two One by Courtney Stevens

A girl reunites with the three other survivors of a bus bombing that killed nineteen people. Together they face the secrets, struggles, and emotional warfare that each has been enduring.

Kissing In America by Margo Rabb

When she falls for a boy who unexpectedly moves to California, Eva and her best friend, Annie, set off on a road trip to the West Coast, confronting the complex truth about love along the way.

Unpregnant by Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan

A 17-year-old girl from a conservative community teams up with her wild former friend to get an out-of-state abortion, encountering challenges, kind strangers and reckonings with the past.

Stranger Than Fiction by Chris Colfer

Three Pakistani-American teenagers, on a trip through the land of pork ribs, mechanical bulls, and Confederate flags. It’s going to be quite an adventure.

Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith

A meet-cute romance about, two teens who are thrown together on a cross-country train trip that will teach them about love, each other, and the futures they can build for themselves.

Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

In order to fix their shattered sibling relationship–and Addie’s broken heart–Addie and Ian take a road trip across Ireland filled with unexpected detours and a stop at a major musical festival.

Mosquitoland by David Arnold

When she learns that her mother is sick in Ohio, Mim confronts her demons on a thousand-mile odyssey from Mississippi that redefines her notions of love, loyalty, and sanity.

Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt

Abandoned by their mother, the four Tillerman children have to find their way, somehow, to Great-aunt Cilla’s house in Bridgeport, which may be their only hope of staying together.

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself.

Summaries provided by the library’s catalog and the publishers.

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