Field Notes on Love

By: Jennifer E. Smith

It’s the perfect idea for a romantic week together: traveling across America by train. But then Hugo’s girlfriend dumps him. Her parting gift: the tickets for their long-planned last-hurrah-before-uni trip. Only, it’s been booked under her name. Nontransferable, no exceptions.
Mae is still reeling from being rejected from USC’s film school. When she stumbles across Hugo’s ad for a replacement Margaret Campbell (her full name!), she’s certain it’s exactly the adventure she needs to shake off her disappointment and jump-start her next film.
A cross-country train trip with a complete stranger might not seem like the best idea. But to Mae and Hugo, both eager to escape their regular lives, it makes perfect sense. What starts as a convenient arrangement soon turns into something more. But when life outside the train catches up to them, can they find a way to keep their feelings for each other from getting derailed?

ISBN: 9780399559433

JLG Release: May 2019

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Sensitive Areas: Language: Mild Language, Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes
Topics: Interpersonal relations , Railroad travel , Trains , Cross-country trips , Love , Creativity , Short films , Siblings , Family

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Book Details



First Release

May 2019



Dewey Classification


Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader

Level 5; Points: 10;

Scholastic Reading Counts



Level 790L


Print Book


Library edition with trade jacket added



Potentially Sensitive Areas

Language: Mild Language, Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes


Interpersonal relations, Railroad travel, Trains, Cross-country trips, Love, Creativity, Short films, Siblings, Family,

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