Review: Points of departure by Emily O’Beirne

 Series: Standalone

Genre: LGBT (f/f), Romance, NA

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Cover: It fits

Goodreads: add

Trigger warnings: none

Description: In this young adult novel, to be released June 2016, best friends Kit and Liza have been looking forward to this trip forever.
Five girls, five tickets overseas. It’s exactly what they all need after the final slog of high school. But when Kit’s suddenly forced to drop out, Liza’s left with three girls she barely knows.
There’s Mai, committed only to partying. There’s Tam, who already has her doubts about leaving her sick father behind. And there’s Olivia, so miserable about screwing up exams she’s not even sure she wants to get out of bed, let alone on a plane. Meanwhile Kit’s stuck working double shifts to pay off a debt, wondering if she’ll ever get it together.
All Liza wants from this trip is to discover a new version of herself. She just hadn’t planned on doing it without Kit by her side.
And they’re all learning that travel isn’t just about the places you go, but who you’re with at the time.

Review: I’m not really sure how to explain why I liked this novel. But I’ll give my best.

Even though the different scenes are rather loose-fitting and there isn’t really a main story idea (well, maybe travelling could be the point of this book), I was really sucked into the world of each different girl and time flew by while I was reading. I’m sure a lot of readers are able to identify with at least one girl’s problems, so that’s a huge plus for me.

The writing is really easy and flowing, but the different POVs don’t read really that different from each other. Still I was hugely entertained and I really like to travel, too, now.

Disclaimer: I was provided by the author with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

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