In Honor by Jessi Kirby

In Honor by Jessi Kirby

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Source: Purchased by Reviewer

A devastating loss leads to an unexpected road trip in this novel from the author of Moonglass, whose voice Sarah Dessen says “is fresh and wise, all at once.” Hours after her brother’s military funeral, Honor opens the last letter Finn ever sent. In her grief, she interprets his note as a final request and spontaneously decides to go to California to fulfill it.

Honor gets as far as the driveway before running into Rusty, Finn’s best friend since third grade and his polar opposite. She hasn’t seen Rusty in ages, but it’s obvious he is as arrogant and stubborn as ever—not to mention drop-dead gorgeous. Despite Honor’s better judgment, the two set off together on a voyage from Texas to California. Along the way, they find small and sometimes surprising ways to ease their shared loss and honor Finn’s memory—but when shocking truths are revealed at the end of the road, will either of them be able to cope with the consequences?

What I Liked:

I enjoyed reading this book. losing her brother and going off to college is life changing for Honor. Honor feels Finn’s loss so deeply. She doesn’t know how she can live without him, how she can move on without him in her life. Honor’s brother has always been there for ther even when they lost their parents. Finn took care of her and helped her through their parents’ deaths.

Before Finn’s death, he sends Honor concert tickets to his favorite singer and tells Honor to tell the singer about him. Honor feels that she needs to honor Finn’s wishes and sets off on a life changing adventure. Finn’s best friend, Rusty, tags along. Honor learns a lot along the way about her brother truly loved her and she is finally able to let go and move on with her life.

I really enjoyed this book. Kirby did a very good job expressing the character’s feelings of love and loss throughout the book. I love Kirby’s writing. I can’t wait to read more of her books.

What I Didn’t Like:

What I didn’t like about the book is that I thought Kirby could have developed the romance more between Honor and Rusty. You could feel the chemistry between them. It was very strong and it wanted to come out more than it did through the book.

Recommended For:

Any reader who enjoys a meaningful adventure.

Avoid If:

You don’t like reading contemporary books with adventure.

Other Reviews:

Anna Reads
A Book and a Latte
Candace’s Book Blog

2 responses to “In Honor by Jessi Kirby”

  1. I recently got this book for my birthday last month and I’ve read so many great reviews on it that I know I need to read it.. I’m sorry the romance wasn’t that great but sometimes these stories are about more than just the cute romance in the background.

    Thanks for the great review!


  2. Thanks for the link love!
    I think I need to read my own review. The only thing I’m remembering about this is a night at a campground. I DO love the cover.


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