Book Review: On the Road to Find Out by Rachel Toor

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommended: 13 and up

This book is all about the sorrow that comes with rejection and how one can face rejection.

On the road to find out


Alice has been rejected from Yale. For as long as she can remember, Alice has wanted to go to Yale and when she gets rejected, she doesn’t know how to cope. Her best friend recommends new hobbies but none of them seem to suit her. Finally, on New Year’s Day, Alice tries running and seems to enjoy the sense of accomplishment when she finished a run, but also the pain that follows.

Alice keeps her running a secret for a while, but when she tells her parents, they seem relieved that some activity suits her. Her mother buys her some running equipment and Alice meets several other runners at the store. The owner, Joan, also recommends volunteering at a run just so Alice can meet new people with the same hobby.

When Alice is volunteering, she meets a guy named Miles who is cute, funny, and loves to run. The two of them run together with Miles’ dog. However, Alice is rejected from seven other colleges and she goes back into her shell much like she did when she got rejected from Yale. Her parents and best friend are worried about her, but Alice couldn’t care less.

Will Alice eventually learn to cope with rejection?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: On the Road to Find Out


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