Charming story and a lot of fun to read. Does a great job of capturing the sister dynamic and the magic of experiencing Europe (and traveling solo) for the first time. The main character is an intelligent high school senior who is overprotected by her mom and lacks life experience and a lifeview beyond her own perspective. Thrust into a situation in which she has the opportunity to work in Europe for a few weeks, she develops a sense of resourcefulness, empathy, and confidence that she didn't have (or have need of) before. The one nit I have: there is a senior couple from Dallas who are not just underdeveloped in comparison to the others, but represent the worst stereotypes of Texans. It feels mean-spirited and small-minded, especially because all the other characters are fully developed and sympathetic. Some free research about Texans for next time, since it appears the author has never bothered to get to know any actual Texans: - we understand that Spanish is a language and Mexico is a country - believe it or not, even for Texas, gouda isn't a foreign concept - men referring to women as the "little lady"... really?? In spite of its lone star hating, Wanderlost bubbles with intelligence, and presents both Aubrey and Sam as a match of equals. Both are special and both have flaws. It's a real and reasonable portrayal of young love that could potentially go the distance.