Don't Stop Now by Julie Halpern
Review by: Lauren
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Summary: Lillian tried to help Penny, but she didn't think she'd actually fake her own kidnapping. When she does, Lil has to deal with all sorts of people trying to find information...Penny's parents, the police, even the FBI.
Now Lil is on a road trip with her best friend, Josh, to try and find Penny. She believes she's in Oregon...but they have to get there first.
Review: Don't Stop Now had an interesting premise. How bad can a person have it to fake their own kidnapping? I liked that you got a look inside Penny's head at the end of some of the chapters. These are thougths from previous moments though. You don't know what's happening in her present life until Lil and Josh find her. And then what happens? I like the idea of road trip books. I learned about some different landmarks in the various states the duo traveled in.
One of the things that felt a bit overdone was the relationship between Lil and Josh. Lil loves Josh, but he just wants to be BFFs. However, I liked that Halpern made Josh real. He wasn't all suave and perfect. He had bad habits, immature ideas, and he wasn't always the "catch" you would think Lil would want. But he was her friend and he was there for her.
I wasn't a huge fan of this novel, but overall, it wasn't too bad.