Title: Starry Eyes
Author: Jenn Bennett
Genre: Young Adult. Contemporary.
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: April 3rd, 2018
Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesn’t hurt that their families are the modern day, Californian version of the Montagues and Capulets.
But when a group camping trip goes south, Zorie and Lennon find themselves stranded in the wilderness. Alone. Together.
What could go wrong?
With no one but each other for company, Zorie and Lennon have no choice but to hash out their issues via witty jabs and insults as they try to make their way to safety. But fighting each other while also fighting off the forces of nature makes getting out of the woods in one piece less and less likely.
And as the two travel deeper into Northern California’s rugged backcountry, secrets and hidden feelings surface. But can Zorie and Lennon’s rekindled connection survive out in the real world? Or was it just a result of the fresh forest air and the magic of the twinkling stars?
I had so much fun reading this book. It’s very lighthearted and is perfect to read when you just came out of a book hangover.
One of the things that I really enjoyed while reading this book is the main characters’ hobbies. It’s just so much fun to read about Zorie’s love for All Things Space related and Lennon’s knowledge about hiking and reptiles. The facts and trivias that are thrown in the book are very interesting — made me want to learn more about them. Haha.
I also really loved reading about Lennon’s relationship with his parents. It’s just so fun seeing them bond about puzzles and trivias. I hope we saw more of them in the book.
Zorie and her mom, I love. I love how the stepmother is not evil in this book because c’mon, we all know that that trope is not always true and this book proves it. Joy is very sweet and supportive to whatever adventure Zorie wants to do. She deserves all the love and Dan (Zorie’s father) definitely don’t deserve her.
About the friendships, hmm, I don’t really have much to say about it just that, I hate what Reagan and her group did to Lennon and Zorie. But I guess, that’s also how you know who your true friends really are.
All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book and it definitely made me want to go hiking ASAP. Haha! Also, can we have star parties, too? 😂
MY RATING: 🌹🌹🌹🌹