I See London, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski

i see london i see franceI looooove it!

I was drawn by the cute book cover (Isn’t it cute?!) but I stayed because of the places. Travelling, especially to foreign countries, is ultimately one of my goals in life and is currently my frustration. I haven’t been outside my country but hopefully soon I’ll be able to do so. Crossing my fingers.

I think Europe is in everybody’s bucket list, with all it’s history, castles, richness, and glamour. This makes me love the book even more because it was set in not just one place in Europe but in 11 places! It feels like i was also touring Europe alongside Sydney and Leela.

The story is about Sydney’s summer vacation in Europe which she spent with her bestfriend Leela and somewhere along the way with her other bestfriend Kat as well. It talks about their adventures both in the travel itself and in the romance department when they bumped into Jackson and Matt (Leela’s ex-boyfriend or whatever). There is not really much to tell about the story. It’s sort of a game of tag but the players have a wider playing field (Europe!). Sydney and Jackson felt attraction but then there’s Matt and Leela’s relationship problem and Sydney’s mother’s agoraphobia to think about. Sydney was not even sure if she’s in just for a summer fling or further develop a relationship with him. But everything seems to be taken kinda lightly in the perspective of their travelling. The travel served as a way to go ahead and think about things, about what she wants, and what she needs to do. With the help of her friends, everything seemed to worked out fine.

It’s one of the best YA romance travel books I’ve read so far, although it kept me hanging in the end, wanting for more coz i feel that there should have been more. Aside from that though, it sparked my want to really travel Europe again. It makes me want to fall in love even more than ever. I want also a Jackson in my life!

It’s a fun, light read if you want something to pass the time with and squeal here and there.