Roadside Assistance by Amy Clipston

Five stars

A very bumpy ride.

Emily Curtis is used to dealing with her problems while under the hood of an old Chevy, but when her mom dies, Emily’s world seems shaken beyond repair. Driven from home by hospital bills they can’t pay, Emily and her dad move in with his wealthy sister, who intends to make her niece more feminine—in other words, just like Whitney, Emily’s perfect cousin. But when Emily hears the engine of a 1970 Dodge Challenger, and sees the cute gearhead, Zander, next door, things seem to be looking up.

But even working alongside Zander can’t completely fix the hole in Emily’s life. Ever since her mom died, Emily hasn’t been able to pray, and no one—not even Zander—seems to understand. But sometimes the help you need can come from the person you least expect.

This book.

Do I have to say more?

I don’t even know how to put all my emotions into words with this book. It hit me so hard in so many ways. The deep thematic elements, Emily’s struggle to find joy in life after her mom’s passing, and, of course, the absolutely adorable relationship between her and Zander. This book was so fun!

I have never read a YA contemporary that went so deep on it’s themes and topics. If you’re a Christian girl then I highly recommend this book! Whoever you are, I HIGHLY recommend this book!!

But I don’t want to scare you away by dwelling on its depth. Believe me, it is more than full of lighthearted, funny moments as well! It’s so sweet in all aspects but especially with the relationship between Emily and Zander! I mean, come one, what’s not fun about two teens crazy about cars and constantly fighting between Chevy’s and Fords??

Read this book. It was beautiful.

God’s been there all along.

― Amy Clipston, Roadside Assistance

Your turn!

What book have you related with? What’s your favorite YA contemporary? Have you read Roadside Assistance?

Blessings, Allyson


4 thoughts on “Roadside Assistance by Amy Clipston

  1. Mine too now!! That’s great! I love it when a book turns out to be just what I needed at the perfect time. ☺️ Thanks!!


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