Five Minutes With Maggie
Jessica Morrison, The Buenos Aires Broken Hearts Club
As an obsessive list-maker and planner, I can completely empathize with the main character, Cassie Moore. Her meticulously detailed life plan, color-coded in a spreadsheet, has worked perfectly: job, fiance, beautiful apartment, and all before age 30. But one horrible, unlucky day changes everything, and Cassie is forced to work outside of her plan. To face her fears, she travels to Buenos Aires, where she instantly befriends a group of eclectic travels who are also brokenhearted. Together they explore the city, attempt to learn Spanish, and tango all night.
For those of us who have a hard time flying by the seat of our pants, this is a perfectly hilarious and inspirational read. Cassie's mistakes and misadventures reminded me that sometimes the best things in life happen spontaneously - not planned out weeks or months in advance!