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In Honor

In Honor
By Jessi Kirby
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2012
Audience: All Teens

From Goodreads:
Hours after her brother’s military funeral, Honor opens the last letter Finn ever sent. In her grief, she interprets his note as a final request and spontaneously decides to go to California to fulfill it.

Honor gets as far as the driveway before running into Rusty, Finn’s best friend since third grade and his polar opposite. She hasn’t seen Rusty in ages, but it’s obvious he is as arrogant and stubborn as ever—not to mention drop-dead gorgeous. Despite Honor’s better judgment, the two set off together on a voyage from Texas to California. Along the way, they find small and sometimes surprising ways to ease their shared loss and honor Finn’s memory—but when shocking truths are revealed at the end of the road, will either of them be able to cope with the consequences?

I LOVED THE ENDING! Seriously, every fan's dream come true, right? Romance wasn't the focus of this book, which made me happy. Honor had a lot going on in her life, and I'm glad she gave herself the chance to deal with the sadness she experienced. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of boys in this book. They just aren't the main idea.

Because of her impulsive road trip, she got so many opportunities that she wouldn't have had at orientation week. I was glad that she did what she needed to do. I wouldn't have had the guts to just take off like she did. Every question that I had was answered, and I'm glad that I had the chance to read this book. My library almost didn't get it! Can you imagine?!