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The Road to You

(Wildflower #2)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  293 ratings  ·  32 reviews
Bright lights…Screaming fans…Cute roadies…Bird Barrett has officially arrived.

Next up on the road to stardom, Bird’s heading out on tour. Between opening for one of the biggest acts in country music and meeting a passionate young photographer who’s working as part of the backstage crew, the weeks pass by in an exciting blur. It might even be enough to distract Bird from th
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published July 14th 2015 by Poppy
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The parents complain about everything, what happened to the wonderful people from the last book? Did they get sucked out of it? Aliens? Possession?

She spends 9k ONCE on some clothes. Yeah, that is a lot, but does she need to get preached by everyone? Seriously, it happened ONCE. She never ever splurged on something, it is HER money, HER thing, so why is everyone making a big deal out of it. If she does it all the time, go ahead. But come on, let the girl have fun with her OWN money fo
Alyssa Collier
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Road To You is a realistic fiction novel by Alecia Whitaker. The story is a sequel to Wildflower and it follows Bird Barrett as she opens on tour for one of the biggest names in country music. Bird is now seventeen years old, and after being discovered last year, she is ready to get back on the road, but this time things are much different.

While on tour, Bird meets a young roadie, named Kai, who makes the tour an exciting blur. They stay up late talking on the phone and spend all of their f
Arianna M
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've really enjoyed Bird's story so far! This was a good follow up to Wildflower. Although I did feel like Bird starting losing her way a bit, (view spoiler), I felt like it was an honest depiction of the confusion of growing up while navigating a thriving career. I hope the last book finds Bird more in tune with who she is, and reaching even more milestones in her career! ...more
Apr 05, 2015 rated it liked it
The first book in this series, Wildflower, was good but it needed improvements. I feel as though Alecia improved on a lot of little things in The Road to You, which ultimately helped the series out. But I also feel like some of the elements included in The Road to You that were more prominent in this book, dragged it down slightly.

I find The Road to You to be much more focused on the romance than Wildflower was. Wildflower was much more about family, and Bird’s journey to find out who she was.
Jan 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, fiction, reviewed, z-2016
Bird, Bird. What to do with you? You were doing so well in the first book—all well-adjusted and generally sweet. You spent more time on friendship than mooning over boysboysboys (although there was some of that).

It was too good to last, wasn't it?

In The Road to You, Bird lets fame and fortune go to her head. There's another boy in the picture, and Bird spends much of the book agonising over them being apart, but he's kind of...filler? And so many of the things I liked about the first book (the s
Apr 14, 2021 rated it really liked it

I think sometimes when you go into the first book in a series with no expectations and end up really enjoying it, it can be very easy to go into the next book with higher expectations and be disappointed.

I enjoyed most of this book, but what I didn’t enjoy was the romance between Bird and Kai which took up quite a bit of the book, as soon as Kai said that he didn’t like it when bands he liked became too known and that it affected how he enjoyed them I knew I wouldn’t like him. I felt like he
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebook, 2017, 2-stars, library
Did not like this one as much as the first, unfortunately. And I think it's because, like, none of the secondary characters were likable. Maybe it's my loyalty to Adam, but I never liked Kai. (There was also an extreme lack of Adam in this, which didn't help the book.) Devyn was obnoxious, I hated the rivalry between Bird and Kayelee... Also, what happened to her super-cool and supportive parents? I guess I just wasn't a fan of Bird's Hollywood life.

Here's hoping things pick back up in book thr
Stephanie Chambers
Dec 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-reads
I love series about the music industry or Hollywood. Bird is a great, down to earth glimpse into the entrance of the world.
It is very T. Swift-like, but it was so sweet and fun! I love all of her family and friends. Although the love interest was one of those annoying hipster, I'm too cool for popular music guys.
Emily M
May 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya
Lost the charm of book 1. Maybe it's because I live here, but the whole glamorous LA lifestyle was unconvincing from the get go. ...more
Oct 20, 2019 rated it liked it
This one was probably my least favorite out of the trilogy. I am still getting used to Whitaker’s style and narrative.
Jul 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
An entertaining read.

I actually didn't realize that this book was a sequel until I looked up the book on goodreads to review it.

The only problems I had with the book:
-The way the characters spoke: A couple of times in the book, Bird, or the people her age, would use the phrase "I ought to" or "you ought to." What kind of 16/17 year old uses the word "ought?" That word is kind of dead in the millennial world.

-Bird's lyrics: I can be a little forgiving on this because I understand that songwriti
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction-ya, 2015
2.5 Stars

The first novel in this series, Wildflower , was not my favorite book ever, but it wasn't too shabby. Going into this novel, I had the same expectations.

I was disappointed, and here's why:

The Characters

While Bird is admirable and pretty well-developed, the rest of the characters are VERY lacking.
Bird meets a lot of celebrities in this installation, but they just seemed to blend together. They were all so fake and stereotypical, and maybe that was the point, but it certainly was l
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Once again, I very much enjoyed Bird Barrett’s story, even somewhat in spite of myself. The Road to You has precisely the same problem as Wildflower: a lack of depth.

There’s not a whole lot to these books. The Road to You is where Bird hits her “low point,” which basically just means that she sometimes engages in some mean girl retaliation towards her rival singer and goes a bit too “Hollywood.” One of her dark moments is when she goes on a nine thousand dollar shopping spree, and everyone’s lik
May 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
So far, the Wildflower is one of my favourite contemporary series! I find Bird to be so likable and relateable, even though her life is so much crazier than mine!

This installment starts with Bird going on tour as the opening act for a country superstar. It's there that she meets Kai, the intense indie roadie that Bird immediately feels a connection with. Once the tour wraps up, her label suggests that she move to LA and attempt to be a crossover artist.

Bird deals with a variety of issues this ti
Jun 27, 2017 rated it liked it
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Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I felt the characters were real people with problems which, even though the main character was a raising star in the music industry, your everyday person could actually relate to. The author did a great job of showing that a real person can become famous and all the challenges that could arise out of that. I also liked that she was homeschooled. I thought it added an interesting element you don't usually see in stories, and showed that when you are doing something kind of "out ...more
Jul 20, 2015 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was fun and exactly what I needed at the moment. There's nothing groundbreaking about the writing or the plot, but at the same time, it's fresh and new and it made me really happy--which is just what I needed

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Dec 31, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 03-star, 42-music
The book was a bit predictable and the author's writing style isn't the best but Bird is kinda relatable and I can easily picture myself in her shoes doing exactly what she says/does. I could have used a few more chapters about her romantic interest. I just felt like the beginning of their relationship was so perfect then it became just a tiny part of the story and fizzled out with little explanation and a lot of overreacting. Oh, and her celebrity friends bugged me. Like no one is actually that ...more
Allison Brunskill
I really enjoyed this book. Kudos to Whitaker as she really nailed the Country music industry and it's clear she's done her research. Bird makes bad choices galore in this book, she says things without thinking and believes her own hype all of which felt exactly how a 16\17 year old would act in her situation. I liked the conflict with her parents over money; her parents try to control how she spends her money while Bird feels that since she made the money and supporys the family she should spen ...more
Oct 02, 2016 rated it liked it
I love Alecia Whitaker's fresh voice in these books. Bird, the main character, is delightful. It is an interesting interpretation of the behind the scenes lives of pop/country music singers. Though I felt this book was not as carefully honed as the first, it was a lovely addition to the Wildflower series.

The humor in both the characters and the situations is a lot of fun. I appreciate the vulnerability of Bird and her sense of young love but also staying true to herself and her dreams.

This ser
Apr 07, 2016 added it
This is a fun and lighthearted romance. Following the life and trials a newly discovered teen Country singer as she goes on tour for the first time.

I enjoyed this book I thought it had a good message and it was very wholesome Andrew is the rivalry between the two country singers in the romance I look forward to reading the third book though I missed the first one I need to go back and read it
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was ok
Sometimes a second book in the trilogy just has a bridging feel to it and that would be this book. The book was interesting enough, but as the character went through some growing pains I was a bit annoyed. I hope the third book redeems the series, because I liked the first one.
Aug 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book describes the danger of fame quite well. The change in Bird didn't start immediately. It happened gradually when she listened to wrong people and took her loved ones for granted. Same like the previous book, there is no happily ever after ending in this book. Reality is never clean cut. ...more
Mackenzie Lane
Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

I tried my hardest to like this book as much as 'Wildflower' but I couldn't find any part that made this second book spectacular.

Mediocre at best.
Jul 25, 2015 rated it liked it
I didn't realize this book was a sequel till I was half way through. No wonder there wasn't a lot of character development. I might have enjoyed it more if I read the first book first. ...more
Mar 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016, young-adult
Cute, quick read. YA fiction is basically what I need in the spring.
Sam Lefton
Apr 09, 2016 rated it liked it
Very cheesy, slightly interesting plot line.
Jun 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Bird gets a little whiny and snotty in this book, but then you have to remember she's still a teenager. ...more
Oct 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
One of the rare occasions when the sequel is better than the first.
Hailee C
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
I finished my book and I can say I enjoyed it. I can't wait to read the third book. Bird was nominated for two CMAs and one Grammy and she found a new love interest. ...more
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