Thursday, November 14, 2013

Review: The Sound of Shooting Stars by: Heather Allen

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Synopsis:  This is a mature Young Adult Novel with adult language and references to sex. 

Jamie Grey grew up tossed around between foster homes. At an early age he shut the world out, deciding he wouldn’t care. Whatever life had to throw at him, he would look the other way. Now his senior year is about to start and he’s been forced into yet another new home. This will be the last time, he assures himself. When an unexpected curveball comes his way in the form of a certain stubborn seventeen year old girl, Jamie soon finds out that life doesn’t always work out the way you plan it. 

Beckett Chase has been entitled her entire life. Living in the plush landscape of Palm Beach, Florida, she’s never wanted for anything. She’s always taken what and who she wants with no remorse. When she sets her sights on Jamie Grey and she’s met with rejection, her descent from the top begins. 

With a twist of events causing Jamie and Beckett’s worlds to collide, will they be able to put aside their differences or will fate intervene offering an entirely different option? 


Review:  (I received this book from the author for an honest review.)

      More often than not their is more to someone than meets the eye.  The profound saying people are like onion, they have many layers.  OK that really came from a wise ogre named Shreik, but it is still a meaningful sentiment which Becket Chase embodies.

     On the outside Beckett is tough, almost ruthless.  With her best friends by her side she rules the school.  Little does everyone know the mean girl act is just a facade.  Deep down she is a typical teenage girl, full of doubt and insecurities.  Beckett has everyone fooled.  That is unti she meets Jamie.

     Only once in his life has Jamie had a family to call his own.  But all good things must come to an end and soon he is left alone in this cruel world.  With his sights now set on his eightenth birthday, Jamie is counting the days until he is out of the system and on his own.

     Brought together by life's twist and turns Jamie and Beckett find something with each other that they have both never had before.  They find "real".  Real friends.  Real love.  Real life.

     I enjoyed Beckett's path to self discovery.  I liked watching the trials and tribulations she had to go to in order to be herself.  I found Jamie sweet even though his upbringing should have produced something else.  The author did a great job with this novel.  I look forward to seeing what she does next.

Happy Reading!!

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