“I’ve got my entire life planned out for the next ten years — including my PhD and Pulitzer Prize,” claims 16-year-old overachiever Vassar Spore, daughter of overachiever parents, who in true overachiever fashion named her after an elite women’s college. Vassar expects her sophomore summer to include AP and AAP (Advanced Advanced Placement) classes. Surprise! Enter a world-traveling relative who sends her plans into a tailspin when she blackmails Vassar’s parents into forcing their only child to backpack with her through Southeast Asia.
On a journey from Malaysia to Cambodia to the remote jungles of Laos, Vassar sweats, falls in love, hones her outdoor survival skills — and uncovers a family secret that turns her whole world upside-down.
Vassar Spore can plan on one thing: she’ll never be the same again.
Who Should Read This:
This book is the perfect gift for any high schoolers who are stressing out over life decisions, and think that one “B” will kill them. Hey- even if you’re not in high school, but feel stressed out, you should DEFINITELY READ THIS.
This book will teach you to LIM (aka live in the moment). It might sound corny, but I promise, it isn’t. This book really helped me prioritize my sanity over my stress, and it taught me that when things are out of my control, just LIM.
I know, I know, I’m basically just repeating LIM for this post- but there is a reason. This book is incredible. Ever since I read it the first time, I knew that it would be a book to keep in my mind forever.
If you ever have the chance to pick it up, GET IT. I promise- you won’t regret it.
I could tell you more about the book, but I’d rather you read it yourself. So…have I convinced you to read it yet?
What book would YOU recommend that is Quiet YA?
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