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Eighteen-year-old Bria wants to be a Global Vagabond. In a quest for independence, her neglected art, and no-strings-attached hookups, she signs up for a tour of Central America the wrong one. Middle-aged tourists are hardly the key to self-rediscovery. So when Bria meets Rowan, devoted backpacker and dive instructor, and his outspoken sister, Starling, she seizes the chance to ditch her group and join them off the beaten path. Bria's a good girl trying to go bad. Rowan's a bad boy trying to stay good. As they travel through Mayan villages and remote Belizean islands, they discover they're both seeking to leave behind the old versions of themselves. The secret to escaping the past, Rowan's found, is to keep moving forward. But Bria realizes she can't run forever. At some point, you have to look back. "show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 24mm | 280g
  • Ember
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0385739389
  • 9780385739382
  • 108,542

About Kirsten Hubbard

As a travel writer and young adult author, KIRSTEN HUBBARD has hiked ancient ruins in Cambodia, dived with wild dolphins in Belize, and navigated the Wyoming Badlands in search of transcendent backdrops. She lives with her husband and their dog. "From the Hardcover edition."show more

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8,271 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
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4 31% (2,601)
3 21% (1,765)
2 6% (534)
1 4% (322)

Our customer reviews

This book is absolutely beautiful. In my mind, this book paints a picture of my dream backpacking trip. It is a breeze to read. It doesn't give you the typical everyday life drama because it focuses about oneself, which is very refreshing. Also, the journey in this book teaches me so much about how small the world I'm familiar with and how much is out there for me to explore.show more
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