Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith


Hugo hasn’t traveled much out of Surrey, England, so he is looking forward to the train trip across the United States with his girlfriend. Unfortunately, his girlfriend dumps him right before the trip and everything is reserved under her name. So, Hugo is in search of an alternate Margaret Campbell. In New York, Mae Campbell is still hurt by being rejected by her dream film school. On a whim, she signs up to join Hugo on his trip. As expected, humor, romance, and adventure begin.


Just like most romantic comedies, the plot is completely unbelievable, but entertaining. The characters are complicated and wonderful. The problems are challenging, but not insurmountable. It all leads to a fun, light travel story which remains remarkably clean. A perfect read for teens and even safe for tweens.


Recommended ages--12 and up