Uplit comes in many forms. When a road trip is mentioned, it definitely snags my attention. There is so much fodder available in the context of a long journey with just a single individual for company. However, the majority of this story dealt with severe issues and complicated family ties that went beyond the scope of the road trip itself. This meant that chapters with actual road trip tangles felt far and few in-between ( that doesn’t mean there weren’t any, just not as many as I was expecting). We have a grandmother and her granddaughter who set out together with different agendas. Each is holding on to grief and is unwilling to confide.
I cannot talk about the interpersonal relationships without actually revealing something, so I will refrain from going into the details. Suffice to say, it is a happy book at the end, but the route to it is fraught with tears and tensions.
I liked most of the people and the overall book but had trouble with how the story was laid out. Sometimes when I wanted to linger, the tale swept along, and at other times it slowed down when I was not overly invested in the ongoing discussion. This meant it took longer for me to read this book than it will take many others (and those less nitpicky then I will take away a lot more from this I did). I recommend picking this up if the blurb sounds even remotely interesting because, on the whole, it is a good book.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.