Title: Drive Me Crazy by Terra Elan McVoy
Genre: Middle Grade - Contemporary
Publication: April 28th 2015 by Katherine Tegen Books
Source: Publisher for review
Synopsis: Buckle up…
Lana and Cassie have met only once before, at the wedding of Lana’s Grandpa Howe and Cassie’s Grandma Tess two months ago. They didn’t exactly hit it off—in fact, depending on who you ask, that first meeting was either an embarrassment or a disaster—but they’re about to spend an entire week together, just the two of them and their honeymooning grandparents, road-tripping in Cassie’s grandmother’s Subaru.
Lana thinks a summer road trip sounds like fun, but the backseat is a crowded place for two tween girls with two huge secrets to hide, and this bumpy road to friendship is full of unexpected twists and turns. Like it or not, they’re in this together, full speed ahead on the adventure of a lifetime.
Thoughts: I didn't realize this was a middle grade book until the protagonists' ages were introduced. Told from alternating points of view, we get a look at two quite different girls who are learning to be friends and dealing with their own issues.
I was actually really into the story, more than I'd been with other books lately, and finished it rather quickly. I liked both Lana and Carrie, and even though they had their disagreements (because Cassie could be quite a brat,) their friendship really comes through for them in the end.
These are the kinds of books I wish I would've read when I was a tween, but I usually stuck to older books and missed out it seems like!