Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Starless Sky by Paige Agnew

Starless Sky is about a girl, Kahlen, who is experiencing the loss of a friend. Kahlen feels alone and lonely, but she also gets tired of people feeling sorry for her and giving her sympathetic looks. Going to Dean's Creek is the only place she finds solace. Well, at least it WAS the only place until Kennley showed up. Now she can't even find solace there...or can she? In the midst of loss, there is life; a sentiment Kahlen was not quick to accept. But in the process of the daily routine of school, dropping grades, frustrated parents, and pain, Kahlen begins to gain insights (the kind that comes from fortune cookies or good friends). Her new found wisdom and the strain of dealing with Kennley and his troubling past lead her to an exciting new phase of life. Starless Sky is a genuine portrayal of grief and loss, yet comforting and filled with hope and expectation. It is a book of encouragement through following the lives of high schoolers.
Starless Sky is a great young adult novel. I loved that the characters dealt with real issues of loss of a best friend, drugs, and staying morally clean. Starless Sky is a story of second chances, love, friendship, and humor. I will recommend it to the young people I know.
What I liked: I loved the interactions with Marissa. Kahlen thought she was annoying at first but then when she gave her a chance she realized what a great friend Marissa was. Whenever my boys tell me that someone at school is a "jerk" I tell them to give the person a chance. The other day my oldest told me that he'd made a new friend who he once thought was a "jerk." He said I was right about giving him a chance.
What I didn't like: I felt some of the scenes could've been shortened or deleted. I found myself skipping a few times, but I'm big on brevity so this probably wouldn't bother other readers.
Audience: Young Adult
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3 comments:

  1. I'm big on brevity too, but I've gotten used to other's wordiness, so I just do a lot of skipping. looks like one I'll have to check out.

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  2. It was a good one. Thanks for stopping by.

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