- File Size: 1627 KB
- Print Length: 180 pages
- Publisher: Harmony Ink Press (October 9, 2014)
- Publication Date: October 9, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B073Q9RCZK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #975,354 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jason is closeted living and working on his parents ranch and is told to take Ethan around the ranch. He teaches Ethan how to ride a horse and asks Ethan to go camping with him. Ethan hesitantly accepts, but things happen and the boys become inseparable. However, Jason's father becomes aware of his sons attraction and keeps Jason busy away from Ethan. Ethan returns home to Chicago. When Jason's school class goes to Chicago to visit museums, can the boys manage to met again?
If you enjoy YA stories this book is a must read.
Laughton always does a wonderful job of depicting the rural atmosphere, and the threats that come along for the characters who live there. For Jason, his life is the farm, and coming out of the closet would mean extreme disapproval from his father. And then there's Rick, the somewhat menacing cousin who could expose him if he ever found out. All the information about horses and trails complete the rural picture and create a vivid image of this place for the reader. And to have Ethan come into that setting, when he's basically the opposite of all of this, provides some good tension and allows the reader to watch him grow over the course of the novel through his relationship with Jordan.
At points, I felt like the dialogue was a little stilted and perhaps at times bordering a little on cliché. And sometimes I felt like the tension could have been more immediate, but at the heart of Laughton's books are two characters that come together and grow alongside one another. His ability to create believable character growth with people you will care about is incredible, and as always, the wonder of the rural world is palpable through his descriptions. I highly recommend both "Under The Stars" and "By The Creek," and am looking forward to reading his third novel, "At The Lake."
Really liked this story! Two very different boys who had different upbringings and have different strengths and passions and lives ~ brought together and prive opposites attract. Loved their love story and the way their love was strong enough to make it through challenges and heartbreaking distance. So happy to read a long distance relationship that has a lovely and happy ending too!