Saturday, April 04, 2009

Driving Sideways by Jess Riley

Driving Sideways by Jess Riley

Leigh has PKD, a kidney disease that required her to have a kidney transplant from a donor she knows only as Larry. Being skeptical that she'll live past the age of 30, Leigh sets out on her "Unfinished Business" road trip. Her goals: visit her ex-boyfriend, pick up her best friend in Colorado, visit the family of Larry, and find her mother who abandoned her when she was five. What results is a highly entertaining journey. Leigh encounters many problems, including running out of gas in the middle of no where and having her purse held hostage in exchange for giving a ride to an orphan girl named Denise.

This book was a lot of fun. The characters were very easy to relate to, despite their extreme circumstances, and the lessons learned could apply to anyone. There were a couple of parts that had me chuckling and I wanted more when the book was finished.

The only thing I don't like is that the author doesn't have any other books for me to read! I'll be sure to keep an eye out for another other books coming from her.

First Line: "It's strange how much you can change in one year."




Jess Riley said...

I'm so happy you liked Driving Sideways!!! Thanks for reading!

(PS: working on #2 this summer.) :)

Lauren said...

Thanks for visiting! I'm looking forward to your next release! :)