A hilarious, deftly written debut novel about a woman whose wanderlust is about to show her that sometimes you don’t have to travel very far to become the person you want to be…
There are many reasons women shouldn’t travel alone. But as foul-mouthed, sweet-toothed Kika Shores knows, there are many more reasons why they should. After all, most women want a lot more out of life than just having fun. Kika, for one, wants to experience the world.
But ever since she returned from her yearlong backpacking tour, she’s been steeped in misery, battling rush hour with all the other suits. Getting back on the road is all she wants. So when she’s offered a nanny job in London – the land of Cadbury Cream Eggs – she’s happy at the prospect of going back overseas and getting paid for it. But as she’s about to discover, the most exhilarating adventures can happen when you stay in one place…
Wise, witty, and hilarious, Girls Who Travel is an unforgettable novel about the highs and lows of getting what you want—and how it’s the things you least expect that can change your life.
I'm a little on the fence about this one, I enjoyed it but I had trouble connecting with the characters. I didn't really feel like travel was a main focus in the story line, it was more about figuring out life, growing up and relationships. Kika started out very immature to me, and I couldn't relate to her. I had a hard time understanding her, and it took me about half way through the book to start liking her. Normally, if I don't like the main character, I have a hard time reading the book but I didn't lose interest in this one. It was a quick read, and I really wanted to finish. Kika's romance story line kept me interested. The ending was okay, it felt like it was wrapped up too quickly, and too neatly. Overall, I liked this one, but I didn't love it. I'm glad I read it, I had no trouble finishing it and I would recommend it. If this sounds like one you would enjoy, don't let my so-so review keep you from reading it. I'm at a different place in life, at Kika's age I was already married and settled. I just couldn't connect with her.