Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Night Sky by Jolene Perry: A Book Boost Review

Welcome to a Special Edition Book Review 
today at the Book Boost!

I'm taking a close look at the novel Night Sky by Jolene Perry and here are my thoughts...

A lot can happen between Spring Break and graduation—and a lot does in this YA romance from author Jolene Perry.  Told from a teenage boy’s point of view, this novel takes you on a journey from the teen angst of a broken heart through the trials and tribulations we all inevitably must learn to face.  Love.  Loss. Longing.  Lust.  This story is lovely from cover to cover.

Jay and Sky are my kind of kids.  The kind of kids I hope to raise and the kind of kids I wish I'd known back in high school.  These Cherry Pepsi loving teens on the brink of adulthood share breathtaking moments of honesty—such a rare quality even between mature adults these days.  One of my favorite lines about a teenage boy’s body confidence is this one… “And I’m not totally comfortable; I’m just used to being uncomfortable.”

Well said.

Jay is a competitive swimmer and the water plays a healing role in his life as he’s faced with a huge family crisis followed by the revelation of Sky’s ultimate secret.  Torn between his new found respect of total honesty and the fear of taking the leap from adolescence to adulthood, Jay must make a choice.

The story’s maturity and innocence is all rolled into one sweet bundle that keeps you turning the page long into the night.  In the end, big lessons are learned and life goes one with one lingering memento—as Jay discovers something he never expected…“honesty is erotic.”

I couldn’t agree more.  I honestly enjoyed every page of this intensely touching story.

Want More Jolene?

Jolene grew up in Wasilla, Alaska. She graduated from Southern Utah University with a degree in political science and French, which she used to teach math to middle schoolers.

After living in Washington, Utah and Las Vegas, she now resides in Alaska with her husband, and two children. Aside from writing, Jolene sews, plays the guitar, sings when forced, and spends as much time outside as possible.

She is also the author of The Next Door Boys and the upcoming Knee Deep.

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After losing Sarah, the friend he’s loved, to some other guy, Jameson meets Sky. Her Native American roots, fluid movements, and need for brutal honesty become addictive fast. This is good. Jameson needs distraction – his dad leaves for another woman, his mom’s walking around like a zombie, and Sarah’s new boyfriend can’t keep his hands off of her.

As he spends time with Sky and learns about her village, her totems, and her friends with drums - she's way more than distraction. Jameson's falling for her fast.

But Sky’s need for honesty somehow doesn’t extend to her life story – and Jameson just may need more than his new girl to keep him distracted from the disaster of his senior year. 

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1 comment:

Tribute Books said...

Kerri, I'm thrilled by how much you enjoyed the book. Thanks so much for the review :)