In this romantic road trip story perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Morgan Matson, a teen girl discovers the value of ordinary objects while learning to forgive her absent father.
A lot can happen on the road from lost to found...
Ali Collins doesn´t have room in her life for clutter or complications. So when her estranged father passes away and leaves her his only prized possession-a 1968 Firebird convertible-Ali knows she won´t keep it. Not when it reminds her too much of all her father´s unfulfilled promises. And especially not when a buyer three hundred miles up the Pacific coast is offering enough money for the car to save her childhood home from foreclosure. There´s only one problem, though. Ali has no idea how to drive a stick shift.
But her ex-boyfriend, Nico, does.
The road trip gets off to a horrible start, filled with unexpected detours, roadblocks, and all the uncomfortable tension that comes with being trapped in a car with your ex. But when Nico starts collecting items from the quirky strangers they meet along the way, Ali starts to sense that these objects aren´t random. Somehow they seem to be leading her to an unknown truth about her father. A truth that will finally prove to Ali that some things-even broken things-are worth saving.