By Breia Brissey
Updated January 22, 2014 at 03:00 PM EST

Andrew Smith’s latest YA novel, the much-anticipated Grasshopper Jungle (out Feb. 11), is just around the corner. But we’re already excited about his next title, 100 Sideways Miles, which is due this fall. We’ve got an exclusive first look at the cover. Check it out (above), and then read the official description: “Finn Easton sees the world through miles instead of minutes. It’s how he makes sense of the world, and how he tries to convince himself that he’s a real boy and not just a character in his father’s bestselling cult-classic book. Finn has two things going for him: his best friend, the possibly-insane-but-definitely-excellent Cade Hernandez, and Julia Bishop, the first girl he’s ever loved.

Then Julia moves away, and Finn is heartbroken. Feeling restless and trapped in the book, Finn embarks on a road trip with Cade to visit their college of choice in Oklahoma. When an unexpected accident happens and the boys become unlikely heroes, they take an eye-opening detour away from everything they thought they had planned—and learn how to write their own destiny.”

Will you be adding 100 Sideways Miles to your to-read list? Sound off in the comments.