Published December 1, 2015 by Berkley
A complimentary copy was received from Penguin Random House publicist Lauren Burnstein for a honest review.
There are many reasons women shouldn’t travel alone. But as foul-mouthed, sweet-toothed Kika Shores knows, there are many more reasons why they should. After all, most women want a lot more out of life than just having fun. Kika, for one, wants to experience the world.
But ever since she returned from her yearlong backpacking tour, she’s been steeped in misery, battling rush hour with all the other suits. Getting back on the road is all she wants. So when she’s offered a nanny job in London – the land of Cadbury Cream Eggs – she’s happy at the prospect of going back overseas and getting paid for it. But as she’s about to discover, the most exhilarating adventures can happen when you stay in one place…
I wanted a book that told the tale of a girl traveling. Girls Who Travel is not really that book. This is a story of a girl, Kika, who did travel but then ran out of money and had to get a job. She did not enjoy her job and was fired then getting a job taking care of two adorable children. While working the nanny job she meets a man who may just help her put down roots.
I was torn on Kika. I liked that she was strong enough to travel to foreign countries without a lot of knowledge and on her own. The fact that she met up with others who were traveling the same way made me feel like she was safer. When she took the nanny job I was hoping that it would be long term. It seemed like she all of a sudden grew up and decided what she wanted to do and just did it. She stuck to the saving money and staying with the family to take care of the girls. Aston, the neighbor, had a lot to do with that, I think. He seemed to have a calming effect on her and gave her a life to look forward to.
Girls Who Travel is a good, easy read. It was not a book that I could not put down but it was a book that I wanted to keep reading. I recommend it for someone looking for a quick read.