This was the kind of YA book I really like, featuring not only a road trip, but also some solid best friends. Eva and her friend Annie embark on a crazy scheme that is really designed to just get Eva out to California to meet up with a boy she believes herself to love. Her father died two years ago and she’s crazy for romance novels and she really needs to have this work out for her. The plan involves a bus trip to get to a smart girls tv competition (Annie is brilliant.) There are plenty of setbacks, funny moments, and terrible mistakes, but also many tender moments.