Maureen Johnson (The Madness Underneath) and Sarah Rees Brennan (Unspoken) are on an epic book tour and they are stopping by Figment! Join us on Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. ET for On the Road, a live chat with Maureen and Sarah. We’ll be discussing all things writing (including The Bane Chronicles, a series of novellas they are writing which are set in the world of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series).
Inspired by their awesome tour, we’ve been thinking about some of our favorite fictional cross-country extravaganzas. Which road trip is your favorite? Cast your vote now and let us know in comments which trips we missed!
The summer before her senior year of high school, Ginny receives a package of 13 envelopes from her long-lost Aunt Peg. Ginny is instructed to leave almost everything behind to go on a European adventure of a lifetime. We love the collection of characters Ginny meets along the way, and the fast-paced journey across country borders left us breathless.
Best Yellow Brick Road Trip
When a car is replaced by ruby slippers, you know you’re in for an adventure. Obviously, The Wizard of Oz is a classic movie, but it’s also a timeless tale of traveling with new friends. Everyone’s going to get annoyed with each other, fall asleep at inconvenient times, and, inevitably, the destination won’t be nearly as memorable as the journey. So, grab an old scarecrow and your cat who already thinks he’s King of the Forrest, and get walking!
Most Frustrating Road Trip
After Leslie’s hopes of a relationship are dashed by her boss Chris’s strict ban on workplace romances, she and Ben are asked to road trip to Indianapolis for Pawnee-related business. Ben admits his feelings for Leslie over dinner, and an excited Lesie decides to throw caution to the wind . . . until Chris show’s up, ruining Ben and Leslie’s romantic plans.
Best Pre-Roads Road Trip
Sure, there aren’t any actual roads in Ice Age, but Manny, Sid, and Diego are on a road trip of a lifetime in this movie. Cute and funny, we love how earnest this movie can be—and we’re just a little more than obsessed with the nutty squirrel.
When David Wallace finds out about Holly and Michael’s relationship, he transfers Holly back to the New Hampshire branch of Dunder Mifflin. Michael wants to try the long-distance thing—and joins Holly and Daryl as they move Holly’s things up to New Hampshire. But as the seven hour car ride drags on, Holly realizes the distance will be too much and decides to end things. Michael begs her to reconsider . . . and poor Daryl is stuck in the middle. It’s a sad one, folks.
Best Unnecessary Rescue Mission
John Green’s novel is all about the uncertainties of life outside of your hometown, and the different ways people feel about home. It’s follows senior Quentin as he searches for Margo, who’s runaway from home. We loved reading about Quentin decoding Margo’s clues, but it’s the ultimate 24-hour road trip from Orlando to New York to save Margo, which made us wish we could hop in a car and go with them.
Vote now for your favorite road trip. Let us know in the comments if we forgot one. And don’t miss On the Road, a live chat with Maureen Johnson and Sarah Rees Brennan right here on Figment.
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