Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

First she lost her heart. Then she lost her mind. And now she’s on a road trip to win back her ex. This debut novel’s packed with drama and romance!

Rosie’s always been impulsive. She didn’t intend to set her cheating ex-boyfriend’s car on fire. And she never thought her attempts to make amends could be considered stalking. So when she’s served with a temporary restraining order on the first day of summer vacation, she’s heartbroken—and furious.

To put distance between Rosie and her ex, Rosie’s parents send her on a cross-country road trip with responsible, reliable neighbor Matty and his two friends. Forget freedom of the road, Rosie wants to hitchhike home and win back her ex. But her determination starts to dwindle with each passing mile. Because Rosie’s spark of anger? It may have just ignited a romance with someone new…

“Debut author Doktorski’s writing is full of emotion and wit…an entertaining road trip novel about heartbreak and starting over.”—Publisher’s Weekly

“Rosie is a funny, endearing narrator, propelled by impulse and passion that sometimes obliterate common sense. Her portrayal of her male companions is often hilarious… a great ride.”


“Rosie’s story of growth is detailed against the backdrop of rural, kitschy, and desert America. Her adventure is real and candid—full of teenage hormones and pop culture fascination.”

Children’s Literature

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Published: May 7, 2013