JUMP, by Elisa Carbone (Viking, May 2010)(ages 12+). At sixteen, P.K. decides that boarding school is not in her future, whatever her parents might think. So she grabs her climbing gear and plans to run away. Joined by a gorgeous and mysterious boy from her climbing gym by the name of "Critter" (who has a secret past of his own), she hitchhikes across the country on a quest for the perfect rock and self-discovery.
Told in alternating points-of-view, JUMP is compelling and suspenseful, part thriller, part romance, and part coming-of-age story.