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The only official Sex Education novel. When the screen binge is over, return to the world of Moordale with a brand-new story featuring the show's most popular characters. Maeve gets an unexpected call from her brother Sean. It's no surprise to her that he is in trouble again. But she's the only family he's got, so she must saddle up and ride to the rescue. Or at least, scro The only official Sex Education novel. When the screen binge is over, return to the world of Moordale with a brand-new story featuring the show's most popular characters. Maeve gets an unexpected call from her brother Sean. It's no surprise to her that he is in trouble again. But she's the only family he's got, so she must saddle up and ride to the rescue. Or at least, scrounge a lift from Aimee and drive there. . . . Otis and Eric insist they can help, and Maeve's mission becomes a summer holiday road trip. Sean's been partying with a group of decadent rich kids who have no accused him of a crime. The evidence against him is pretty damning. Trying to clear his name, Maeve and friends integrate themselves into the rich kids' circle--it's time to go undercover. Thanks to Eric's dance floor moves, Aimee's easy charm, and Otis's ability to offer good advice, they get to know the group. And they soon discover that Sean is not the only one with a motive for getting even with beautiful party girl Tabitha. This standalone YA/crossover story has everything fans love about the show: favorite characters with real emotional depth, no-holds-barred honesty about teenage relationships, brilliant humor, and a great new storyline, plus a compelling whodunit at its heart.


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The only official Sex Education novel. When the screen binge is over, return to the world of Moordale with a brand-new story featuring the show's most popular characters. Maeve gets an unexpected call from her brother Sean. It's no surprise to her that he is in trouble again. But she's the only family he's got, so she must saddle up and ride to the rescue. Or at least, scro The only official Sex Education novel. When the screen binge is over, return to the world of Moordale with a brand-new story featuring the show's most popular characters. Maeve gets an unexpected call from her brother Sean. It's no surprise to her that he is in trouble again. But she's the only family he's got, so she must saddle up and ride to the rescue. Or at least, scrounge a lift from Aimee and drive there. . . . Otis and Eric insist they can help, and Maeve's mission becomes a summer holiday road trip. Sean's been partying with a group of decadent rich kids who have no accused him of a crime. The evidence against him is pretty damning. Trying to clear his name, Maeve and friends integrate themselves into the rich kids' circle--it's time to go undercover. Thanks to Eric's dance floor moves, Aimee's easy charm, and Otis's ability to offer good advice, they get to know the group. And they soon discover that Sean is not the only one with a motive for getting even with beautiful party girl Tabitha. This standalone YA/crossover story has everything fans love about the show: favorite characters with real emotional depth, no-holds-barred honesty about teenage relationships, brilliant humor, and a great new storyline, plus a compelling whodunit at its heart.

30 review for Sex Education: The Road Trip

  1. 5 out of 5

    Camilla (Fabulouslybooks)

    It felt like the tv show as a book in the most empty and flat way💀 (Anmeldereksemplar)

  2. 5 out of 5

    Evelin

    Perhaps one of Netflix’s most popular series is Sex Education, a lot of people love it and millions have seen it, but I’m one of those people who hasn’t reached the big hype yet and who doesn’t have much idea about the series, I don’t really know anything about it, but this volume gave me a little taste of what I can expect from Sex Education. After reading, I got really excited about it, and if I know it well, it has already made its three-season debut. I think it was perfect for catching up an Perhaps one of Netflix’s most popular series is Sex Education, a lot of people love it and millions have seen it, but I’m one of those people who hasn’t reached the big hype yet and who doesn’t have much idea about the series, I don’t really know anything about it, but this volume gave me a little taste of what I can expect from Sex Education. After reading, I got really excited about it, and if I know it well, it has already made its three-season debut. I think it was perfect for catching up and having an insight. It was neither too serious nor too funny. It fun, turns off and gives a kind of picture. The volume itself is not something long, but it is all the more meaningful. Pretty much everything happens through about 280 pages. We get a riddle here, we can get to know the characters better, unravel a mystery, and drop into a medium that a lot of people have already liked thanks to the series. In the first few pages of the volume we can get to know the main characters, I was happy about it only because, to tell the truth, based on the cover, I had no idea who it was and it took a while for the picture to come together about who it was. But once that was done, I felt like we were racing forward in the plot, and every little detail was neatly in place. The picture came together and I saw the whole thing. From start to finish. What caught me for the first time was that the writer didn’t put simple, boring characters in the spotlight, but people who were interesting and who were able to take the plot on their backs. There’s Maeve, who at first seemed weird at first, it turned out that in the end it wasn’t at all, he just thinks differently than the others, but it’s a huge point because of his passion for reading. Otis remained a huge question mark for me all along, not only because he was a little philosophical or just too weird the way he spoke, but also because I couldn’t get to a vineyard about him. Typically the character we can identify as socially awkward. Then there’s, of course, Eric and Amiee, whom I love, but really. Incredibly large shapes, even if they’re a little weird, but that’s exactly what’s beautiful about them. It seems that Sex Education likes to focus on not-so-ordinary, slightly more bizarre characters. Everyone should prescribe friends like Eric and Aimee because nothing is ever boring with them, something always happens and they are able to shake one up so that it is not true. They are lovable, loose and special. Aimee is simply brilliant, a bit of a boob, but that's fine for him. What came incredibly along with the story’s rapid course was that the writer had forged teens from different social backgrounds and shown that friendship breaks down all norms and rules. Serving as a perfect addition to the series, as if I knew for sure it would have made me even more passionate than it did by default. The story itself has to do with Sean, which makes the plot exciting, mysterious and really wild, which is a bit windy, mysterious, but also really phenomenal at times. It’s typically the story that shuts off for a few hours and then sits down in front of Netflix in the evening to start, or just restarting the series if you’ve already seen it. It is also an addictive and fun recreation. No wonder he has so many fans and has already taken so many people off his feet.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Christopher Addison

    A fun little detour into the world of sex education. Though I wasn't totally sold on the premise at first, the wonderful dialogue and awesome characterisation reminded me why I loved Maeve, Otis, Eric and Amy in the first place, and I laughed out loud at some moments. If you're a fan of Sex Education and are impatient for season 4 (a.ka. ME!!!), this book is definitely worth a read A fun little detour into the world of sex education. Though I wasn't totally sold on the premise at first, the wonderful dialogue and awesome characterisation reminded me why I loved Maeve, Otis, Eric and Amy in the first place, and I laughed out loud at some moments. If you're a fan of Sex Education and are impatient for season 4 (a.ka. ME!!!), this book is definitely worth a read

  4. 4 out of 5

    Skylar

    3,5 Stars (This review contains some mild spoilers, so for those who still want to read this book, you might want to skip this review for now) I'm afraid I'm going to rant a little bit in this review. And just to be clear, it's not that this book was bad... It was just nothing like what I expected it to be, so I couldn't help but be a bit disappointed by it. I mean, the book is called "Sex Education: The Road Trip," so you would expect it to be about a road trip, right? Well, you thought wrong. It 3,5 Stars (This review contains some mild spoilers, so for those who still want to read this book, you might want to skip this review for now) I'm afraid I'm going to rant a little bit in this review. And just to be clear, it's not that this book was bad... It was just nothing like what I expected it to be, so I couldn't help but be a bit disappointed by it. I mean, the book is called "Sex Education: The Road Trip," so you would expect it to be about a road trip, right? Well, you thought wrong. It turns out the actual road trip portion of this book only lasted 13 pages. And that's not even an exaggeration, that's literally how long the road trip was. They left on page 27, and on page 41 the road trip was over and they arrived at their destination. I was looking forward to this book because I wanted to read about these four characters going on a road trip. I expected lots of traveling, car shenanigans, and funny road trip situations, but what I actually got was... not that. Instead, I got a story about solving a mystery. And the thing is, usually I love mysteries, and I love stories about solving crimes. And it's not like the crime storyline was bad, but it was just not what I wanted from a Sex Education Road Trip book at all. So in that sense, I'm just very disappointed that the title is so misleading. The story itself was decent, and I still liked reading about these characters and their interactions, because I like these characters a lot, but I just don't think this book fits its own description, nor does it suit the vibe of the original show. So, unfortunately, I was just a bit disappointed. One thing I do have to give credit for is that the characters were very well captured. Often, I could literally hear these characters say these lines in my head, and their mannerisms were captured really well too. They all felt like the same characters from the show, which I thought was really impressive! However, one other thing that did annoy me was the fact that the point of view was constantly changing. One moment you'd be in Maeve's head, the next you were suddenly reading from Eric's point of view, then suddenly it was Aimee whose thoughts would be described, and there was often no logical reason for this switch. These constant POV switches kind of bothered me. They were very confusing at first and kept throwing me off. I'd be thinking I was reading Maeve's thoughts, only to realise two or three sentences later that they were actually Otis's, and that just really annoyed me. It's also just not really good writing, as far as I know. There are better ways to capture the points of view of multiple characters. Still, the book was a very easy read overall. I got through the pages very quickly, and as soon as I had resigned myself to the mystery storyline, I had a pretty good time reading this book. Especially towards the end the story did pull me in, and there were quite some moments between the main characters that were actually really good, so it's not a bad book overall. It just did not meet my expectations.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Alison Peters

    I can't say I didn't enjoy it but I did find it predictable, some good twists may have gone a long way. The author has done a particularly good job with the characters they are just like the TV show, especially aimee, though I did find it annoying how Sean and Eric use maeve and otis' nicknames everytime they spoke to them, sometimes yes but not all the time. I also struggling figuring where it fit in the timeline of the show, between seasons 2 and 3 seems rights for most of the facts but some b I can't say I didn't enjoy it but I did find it predictable, some good twists may have gone a long way. The author has done a particularly good job with the characters they are just like the TV show, especially aimee, though I did find it annoying how Sean and Eric use maeve and otis' nicknames everytime they spoke to them, sometimes yes but not all the time. I also struggling figuring where it fit in the timeline of the show, between seasons 2 and 3 seems rights for most of the facts but some bits don't add up with that time frame (especially when it comes to maeve and otis friendship). Since the book avoids any potential spoilers for the show its hard to fully judge its placement. I miss other characters not being mentioned too, like if it fits where I think surely Adam should have at least been mentioned by Eric, or even Ruby, but not a single mention of them.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Zara

    Not sure why other people have rated this book so low. This was a Christmas present and as I am a HUGE fan of the Netflix series Sex Education, I found the book to be just what was needed to fill the void until series 4 comes out ☺️ The characters were spot on; I could hear every single one of them speaking every line they were given. Their mannerisms were captured so well. Yes the storyline was kind of straightforward but so what! It was a nice easy read and I was able to pick it up, already kno Not sure why other people have rated this book so low. This was a Christmas present and as I am a HUGE fan of the Netflix series Sex Education, I found the book to be just what was needed to fill the void until series 4 comes out ☺️ The characters were spot on; I could hear every single one of them speaking every line they were given. Their mannerisms were captured so well. Yes the storyline was kind of straightforward but so what! It was a nice easy read and I was able to pick it up, already knowing the characters and their backgrounds so I didn’t get lost in all of the explanations/humour. The new characters were ok too; but all in all I really loved it. It was a nice easy and satisfying read & I definitely recommend it to anyone who’s a Sex Education fan.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jasmine

    Nope.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Carenza

    I am a big Sex Education fan, so I was buzzed when they announced a tie in novel. Personally, I think the story from this would have worked better as a longer episode for the show. Maeve was a good choice for the central character and it was nice that it didn't focus on Otis that much. The perspective we were reading from would bounce from character to character in a very random way. The author did a good job of capturing the characters, but making them slightly different from the show. It was a I am a big Sex Education fan, so I was buzzed when they announced a tie in novel. Personally, I think the story from this would have worked better as a longer episode for the show. Maeve was a good choice for the central character and it was nice that it didn't focus on Otis that much. The perspective we were reading from would bounce from character to character in a very random way. The author did a good job of capturing the characters, but making them slightly different from the show. It was an okay and easy read.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sharley

    I'm not sure who would read this unless already a fan or someone who is very interested in the show, so surely a limited market? However, I do love the show and was excited to see this book available and then I panicked, what if this detracts from the show, or doesn't follow the characters or worse veers off from the show plotline. Thankfully, it doesn't do that and so it is an enjoyable read but it doesn't exactly add anything, it could have been written as a fan fiction alternative and probably I'm not sure who would read this unless already a fan or someone who is very interested in the show, so surely a limited market? However, I do love the show and was excited to see this book available and then I panicked, what if this detracts from the show, or doesn't follow the characters or worse veers off from the show plotline. Thankfully, it doesn't do that and so it is an enjoyable read but it doesn't exactly add anything, it could have been written as a fan fiction alternative and probably been just as a good a read rather than a tv tie in book that has a brief snapshot of a trip in between the series

  10. 5 out of 5

    Heidi

    Books based on TV-shows or movies are a lot trickier than the other way around. Good books based on TV-shows or movies are pretty much non-existent. Knowing all this, I nonetheless decided to pick this one up. And let's be real: only big fans of the Netflix show would even be interested in this, looking for something to tie them over. Sadly, I am sure that even the biggest fans would come away from this reading experience feeling disappointed. This novelization captured nothing of the spark of t Books based on TV-shows or movies are a lot trickier than the other way around. Good books based on TV-shows or movies are pretty much non-existent. Knowing all this, I nonetheless decided to pick this one up. And let's be real: only big fans of the Netflix show would even be interested in this, looking for something to tie them over. Sadly, I am sure that even the biggest fans would come away from this reading experience feeling disappointed. This novelization captured nothing of the spark of the TV show. The characters we all know and love seemed to have been replaced by pod people, and they were reduced to one-dimensional flat cardboard cut-outs of the original. The dialogue was very repetitive and unrealistic, never really finding a voice for any of the characters. (I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

  11. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    Having not seen the Netflix series but curious about the hype I thought I’d give this a shot as I’m far more of a reader than viewer. Obviously the characters were unknown to me but they came across really well on the page and above all it was funny. This obviously isn’t going to be to everyone’s taste as it doesn’t hold back but there was a far more clear plot than I expected and in honesty it was written well for teens but to a good standard.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Maëva

    It was amazing. I loved it so much!! The best four characters in my opinion, and each of them was perfectly captured, like in the tv show which I also am a fan of. Eric and his joyful, funny way of being. Aimee being the positive ray of sunshine she is. Maeva being her badass and sarcastic self. Otis being the good listener and inspiring advice giver...It was so nice to read, the story is great and it's a comforting book. Would highly recommand! ❤️ It was amazing. I loved it so much!! The best four characters in my opinion, and each of them was perfectly captured, like in the tv show which I also am a fan of. Eric and his joyful, funny way of being. Aimee being the positive ray of sunshine she is. Maeva being her badass and sarcastic self. Otis being the good listener and inspiring advice giver...It was so nice to read, the story is great and it's a comforting book. Would highly recommand! ❤️

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kaiti

    The blurb on my library copy, which differs from the goodreads blurb, isn’t well written, and probably undersells it. But nor would you want to oversell this. As for the book inside, the characterization is good, fun, and true to show (though I think did Aimee disservice of extra dense-ness). The plot is rather weak and exactly what it says on the tin. But it’s a cheery easy read for fans of the show.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Serena Reidy

    Obviously the book isn’t as good as watching the TV series, but it was fun reading about the gang’s antics. This book follows Otis, Maeve, Aimee and Eric as they go on a road trip to find out if Maeve’s brother really stole a necklace or if one of his friends set him up. It’s a hilarious book and the characters are pretty much exactly the same as they are in the show. Aimee is just as funny, and Eric is great too. I hope there’s another book!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Hannah Bray

    This is pretty true to the original characters, fast paced, easy to get through, with lots of charming moments along the way. Even though I think it’s better suited as a show, if you’re a fan of Sex Education and you want more of the characters (particularly just Maeve, Otis, Eric, Aimee, and a dash of Sean, NOT the broader cast) then you will likely enjoy this.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Barry Quinn

    “Awww,” Aimee said. “I love foxes. They’re like little orange wolves.” Katy Birchall managed to characterise Otis, Maeve, Eric and Aimee incredibly well in the first official novelisation of Sex Education. With plenty of laugh out loud moments, this book definitely exceeded my expectations!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Patrycja Paczkowska

    Didn’t expect much as the book is written based on the series not other way round but it was really poor. The story was trivial and boring. Aimee character wasn’t just silly but retarded, dialogues stupid and witless. I was struggling to finish it.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Allie // Kitasai

    It really wasn’t needed, but I do think that the characterisations were on point. People tend to miss the mark in tv to book adaptions so I’m glad that I at least felt like I was reading something that could be an episode. 3/5

  19. 4 out of 5

    maya ;)

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. i don't know how to feel about this book. it was a basic road trip story and the plot wasn't very surprising. to be honest, i only read this book because i liked the series on netflix very much. this book kind of disappointed me but it is a fun, quick read. i don't know how to feel about this book. it was a basic road trip story and the plot wasn't very surprising. to be honest, i only read this book because i liked the series on netflix very much. this book kind of disappointed me but it is a fun, quick read.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Annya Lowe

    I’ve heard a lot of negative things about this book but personally I really enjoyed it! I was sad when I finished all of sex education series on Netflix so this was such a good way to have a new story :)

  21. 4 out of 5

    Bella

    This book is super funny and a great addition to the Sex Education series on Netflix. You get a bit of an insight on each character throughout the book and there were so many little twists on the way. I must read if you enjoyed the series. 3.5/5⭐️

  22. 5 out of 5

    Bridget Bernstein

    2021 Challenge: 41/24 Please look away while I hyperfixate

  23. 4 out of 5

    captainamy ✨

    This was a really quick, fun read. The characters were so well written to match the show.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Caitlyn Rose

    really enjoyed it. i think it was a cool little side story to add to the series!! loved getting to know the characters that little bit more x

  25. 4 out of 5

    evelyn

    ok i was judgy at first but this was so cute idc

  26. 4 out of 5

    Tom

    Start was OK and funny but got boring.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Steve J

    A fun romp with my favorite characters from Sex Education. I could visualize the people, their clothes and mannerisms from the Netflix show as I was reading this book, which was nice.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Stefi

    Besides the fact that I really liked this whole book, it added a plus in my opinion. I liked how the adventure was conceived and I adore the characters.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Tara

    I actually quite enjoyed this. I thought the storyline was great and the story was well paced. Amy as always has my heart!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Enjoyable escapism with my 4 favourite characters from sex education series on Netflix. Was a lovely bit of light reading after trying to finish another intense novel.

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