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The Sound of Shooting Stars Paperback – November 19, 2013
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What I really enjoyed was the hateful girls. I always adore angst, this one serves it up hot and fresh.
Each chapter stated with another reference and quote about the constellations. Jamie is so into astronomy and Beckett just happens to have glow in the dark sparkling stars on her ceiling. They sort of bond over Jamie explaining some of the.
The author did a great job with Beckett's family. Her parents David and Marla whom she refers to as David and Marla, provide the right swift kick in her ass when she needs it.Usually you would think that the parents being privileged would overlook some of Beckett's behavior, but no they don't. I like how her mom calls her out and knows when she is telling the truth.
Being Beckett Chase has never wanted or needed anything, and it is not flaunted. I appreciated that there were no references to her glamour or the BMW she drives. It was a "nice and cozy" life, but nothing that screamed typical. For that I was thankful.
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?
The addition of Samantha as the first sort of best friend Jamie has is bizarre. It is one of those small world sotries. Sam is the one and only person who Jamie feels close to. So once again kudos for the mind blowing addition of Sam!
Jaime Grey is a product of foster care. He has been bounced around for so long that he just doesn't even care anymore. He is seventeen and he's just waiting till he can age out of the system. His case worker gives it one more shot at a stable home for him. He moves into the Chase house. The Chase family has a daughter named Beckett who is his age. She doesn't want Jaime around. Jaime doesn't even want to be there, but as a favor to his case worker decides to try. Beckett is determined to steer clear of Jaime. Which is easier said then done! They go to the same school and live in the same house. Jaime reconnects with Sam someone from his past that he was extremely close too. Beckett becomes jealous. Sam is the last person she want him to be friends with. If he didn't hate her before, he certainly will now after Sam tells him about their past. Jaime starts to see a different side to Beckett and realizes that there is much more to her then the self entitled and spoiled girl. They soon are faced with some tough challenges inside and outside of school. They both realize that their feelings are so much more then just hormones. What they have might just be written in the stars.
What I loved about this book was how fresh and unique it was. Beckett was the spoiled rich girl who didn't really think of anyone but herself. She was all about tantrums and getting her way. There was not one moment where I didn't like her character. She was written in such a way that you just get her. She is who she is. Her parents are wonderful and for whatever reason she has just become a product of her peers. Jaime is her total opposite. He isn't rich, or spoiled. He doesn't take things for granted and he doesn't let anyone control him. It's like these two are so wrong but so right for each other at the same time. These two make a lot of mistakes. Lets face it they are teenagers. They make mistakes but the one thing they have in common is they own up to them. Actually a very strong quality to have. Jaime and Beckett don't easily back down. It's because of this that they become drawn to one another. I enjoyed watching it all unfold. Jaime has this unique knowledge of constellations. It is something that he carries with him and when he shares that with Beckett it's just beautiful.
You know I loved this book to pieces. This is a definite must read from me. The characters and the story is flawless. One of those perfect books that you can't help but falling in love with.
Beckett, spoiled, popular, rich girl has it all or at least that’s how she presents herself. Her whole world turns upside down in this story and we the readers watch how you can be at the top of the social poll to being at the bottom in no time.
I struggled to find a great connection with the main characters. Names are a huge deal to me and I just couldn’t get used to the name Beckett. The story was a nice change to have the main focus be on the boy and not the girl. For the boy to be the one who is in foster care and not the girl. For the girl to come from money and not the boy. It was a nice change from your normal girl being the one with all of the issues. Don’t get me wrong Beckett had issues, lots of them but she wasn’t the main focus and that was nice.
I give this book 3 stars!
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