Steering the Stars by Autumn Doughton and Erica Cope

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Steering the Stars

Be careful what you wish for…You’ll never know if you don’t try…

 

Anne’s Review

***** 5 stars *****

I have not stayed up late, way past my bedtime, reading a book in a long time.  I was lucky enough to win a copy of this AWESOME book by Autumn and Erica.  I’m a true sucker for teen romance and the classic  80’s formula for teen movies;  they just feel good.  This is a story of two best friends who have known each other since birth and they have been tested on how strong their bond is when one of them had to spend a whole year, miles and miles away. Will they both be able to get through this or will it break their friendship?  This is a new take to a, “coming of age,” type of story.

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One story Two girls.

Hannah

An aspiring writer, who has been craving for a new adventure, won a year scholarship to a prestigious school in London.  She will have to leave not only her family, but her very best friend Caroline. She always dreamt of an exciting and new experience and winning the essay contest gave her exactly what she always wanted.  Hannah is the total opposite of Caroline.  She is a bit more ballsier and can easily adapt to any situation that comes her way; including being in a new city with a sister she hardly knows. But, will this experience be something that she can handle? Or will it be a total failure?

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There she met Joel. He is the one person Hannah never expected to meet nor get to know.  He is the mysterious sexy boy in school that is somewhat of a loner but not in a creepy weird way.  He is the type of guy that knows exactly what he wants and not afraid to take it.  Which is someone that Hannah had never encountered in the small town of Oklahoma. Will this new exciting guy inspire her to be a better writer or will he just be a distraction to her dream?

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Joel

The best part about Hannah and Joel is the backdrop.

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Caroline

Caroline is the typical straight A student who goes through life being invisible. She is happy with how she is and as long as Hannah is with her, everything is peachy. But when Hannah had to leave for a year she realized that she never really had a life of her own.  With Hannah away, she has never felt more alone.  When she was forced to join the theater class, she found herself to be in the spotlight.  Will she allow herself to change or will she continue to be invisible?

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While her best friend is away, Caroline is given a chance to get to know Henry; who happens to be Hannah’s older brother. She has known him as long as she has known Hannah, but she never really got to know him as anything more than her best friend’s older brother.  Will Caroline see Henry in a different light?

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Henry is the gorgeous older boy next door; charming, sweet and protective.  Caroline is not sure if Henry only sees her as his younger sister’s friend, or is he hiding something else?

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From a scene in the movie ” Say Anything. “

** theres a scene in the book that  referred to this scene from the movie that I loved.

One of the reason why I love YA books; because theres a love story. Nothing compares to the innocence of first love.  This was magically written.  The story will engulf you till the end and that’s exactly what happened with me. I read this in one sitting and i was unable to put it down till it was over. If you love teen romance  then you WILL LOVE THIS BOOK.  I love the way both authors brought out such two amazing stories and seamlessly rid them together.  I loved EVERY character and I was hoping  for the story to never end….

Thank you Autumn and Erica for this lovely book.

grab a copy of the book:

http://www.amazon.com/Steering-Stars-Autumn-Doughton-ebook/dp/B00U7WJMKU

** soundtrack

1. Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Atlas Hands

2. Ben Howard – Further Away

3. Skip the Use – Cup of Coffee

4. Emily and The Woods – Steal His Heart

5. The Honey Trees – To Be With You

6. Snow Patrol – You Could Be Happy

Photo creds: Google

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