Gayle Forman and her husband take a year off to travel around the world, visiting some off-the-beaten track places. Throughout the year, Gayle interacts with locals and seeks them out actively, in a way that most tourists don't. Under the strain of travelling, her and her husband's relationship begins to suffer. It's a very well-researched book and enjoyable to read. Ms Forman introduces us to aspects of tourism not many of us would undertake, mainly because most of us don't have months to spend at a single location. There are parts of the book that are fascinating, but throughout somethings felt forced and unnatural. At times, Gayle tries too hard and reminds us once and again that she was an outcast in her school (who wasn't?) and lived much of her life on the fringes. She's almost too cool. But the stories are well-written and will pull you in, just to find out what happens.