Starry Eyes

Starry Eyes

Book - 2018
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When teens Zorie and Lennon, a former couple, are stranded in the California wilderness together, they must put aside their differences, and come to terms with lingering romantic feelings, in order to survive.
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2018
Edition: First Simon Pulse hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781481478809
148147880X
Branch Call Number: TEEN BEN
Characteristics: 417 pages : illustrations, maps

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RosaReads2
Aug 07, 2018

Starry Eyes was one of those stories that I think I did a disservice to by having listened to the audio interchangeably with reading. It probably would have been 4.5 stars if I had simply read the book. The storytelling was single POV narration and I did not care for the narrator's take on Zorie. How I interpreted Zorie's character was quite different than how she was portrayed via the narrator's voice inflections, pauses, and emphasis within sentences. Zorie was endearing and enjoyable when I read, but annoying when listening to the audio.

Overall and regardless of the audio, I think Starry Eyes is a worthy read for those who enjoy YA lit with diversity, romance, and attention on family dynamics. The setting in the Northern California wilderness was sublime and the secondary characters created interesting and creative story conflict. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more by this author.

LoganLib_Kirra Jun 01, 2018

Starry Eyes is a fantastic new book with friendship, humor, camping, astronomy and romance! I loved reading about Zorie going on this camping trip with her friends because it really gave me the urge to pack a bag and get out into the beautiful outdoors to a big adventure with the basics and a telescope. I recommend it to any lovers of Young Adult, especially those who love contemporary and romance.

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darladoodles
Apr 04, 2018

I liked the overall message of this book. You can make plans for your life, but you when things don't go the way you expected you are more resilient than you think. Zorie and Lennon find themselves stranded out in the mountains and must find their way back. Fortunately Lennon is a backpacking expert and takes excellent care of both of them. Zorie learns some valuable life lessons while they are isolated from civilization. What concerns me about this book is the glorification of teenage sex. These kids are only seventeen. As they witness marital upheaval around them, they are legitimately concerned about the longevity of their love for each other. Call me old-fashioned -- I am.
Having sex when they are this young does not strengthen their bond, it just increases the level of difficulty.

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Aug 05, 2019

MinGenius thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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