Paper Towns by John Green is a YA book about a journey.
A physical journey (an awesome road trip by four friends) and a metaphysical one (wherein Quentin, the main character, using Walt Whitman’s Song of Me and his own heart as a map, figures out the limitations and awesomeness of human connections).
Margo Roth Spielman is everything Quentin isn’t: daring, popular, outrageous. But when she disappears right before graduation, Quentin finds out there are parts to him and his friends that he never imagined.
What I particularly loved about his book is the voice of the male protagonist. He was real and vulnerable, yet in a way slightly different than female protagonists.
Highly rRecommended for all, no matter their age.