Ever since last years homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesnt hurt that their families are the modern day, Californian version of the Montagues and Capulets.But when a group camping trip goes south, Zorie and Lennon find themselves stranded in the wilderness. Alone. Together.What could go wrong?With no one but each other for company, Zorie and Lennon have no choice but to hash out their issues via witty jabs and insults as they try to make their way to safety. But fighting each other while also fighting off the forces of nature makes getting out of the woods in one piece less and less likely.And as the two travel deeper into Northern Californias rugged backcountry, secrets and hidden feelings surface. But can Zorie and Lennons rekindled connection survive out in the real world? Or was it just a result of the fresh forest air and the magic of the twinkling stars?...
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Starry Eyes Reviews
Honestly, I hated the first couple of chapters of this book. Zorie was annoying, then the whole Brett thing was ridiculous, because he was ridiculous, not sure how she didn't notice that at first... Buttttt The Anatomical Shape of A Heart is my favorite contemporary ever, so I was like let me just proceed. And thank goodness I did because this is one of my favorite contemporary books this year. Given, this is the only contemporary I have read so far in 2018, but I'm pretty positive it will stay ...more
RATING: solid 4/5
”When I looked up at the stars, I saw us. You were the stars and I was the dark sky behind you”
“Without dark sky you couldn’t see the stars”
“I knew I was useful” he says
This is the first Jenn Bennett book I’ve read but it definitely won’t be my last! I couldn’t put down this cute, lighthearted and very fun novel. So many awesome moments I could mention??
I found the plot very refreshing and unique in its own way. I’ve read about camps before but never about an ...more
So many things to love about Starry Eyes!
The setting! A locale I’m pretty familiar with was like another character in the story, and Jenn Bennett’s beautiful descriptions made the setting come alive! I could almost smell the pines and picture wading through the ferns while reading.
Backpacking! I used to be and avid backpacker so I loved that a good portion of Lennon and Zorie's story takes place while backpacking through the big redwoods. Trying to survive in the wilderness is a great ...more
***Actual rating: 5/5 Zoriennon Stars***
”Just roll with it, Zorie. Let life happen.”
Oh my god, this book was soooooooo incredibly amazing that I went on to order five more copies right after I was finished so that I could
forcestrongly suggest my friends read it. Honestly, it’s been a while since I last became this addicted to a story and my entire reading experience with this book was overwhelmingly perfect. All I’m saying is that PLEASE GO PICK STARRY EYES UP AND DEVOUR IT ASAP SO WE C ...more
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett was a fun, sweet contemporary YA/NA read.
Sometimes you just need a fun contemporary YA/NA (I say NA due to some sexual content) read to lighten things up. This book did just that for me. It was a perfect summer read - camping, hiking, stargazing and a friends-to-enemies-to-lovers plot between Zorie and Lennon. Throw in family strife stemming from secrets and parental infidelity and you have a story that was relatable and engrossing. Bennett's characters were ver ...more
Ugh, cuteness galore!
• A protagonist who’s super into planning everything!
• Has a Korean mother who’s a masseuse
• A lesbian couple for neighbours with a son that’s pretty much a genius (and that I’m in love with!)
• His mothers are so loving it makes me sick
• Oh and they own a sex toy shop. Casual shit.
• Banter galore
• Safe sex (which YA book preaches about this nowadays?!)
• Our main character goes camping, exploring the wilderness with her lover/best friend turned enemy
• Like I said, ...more
I had a lot of fun reading this book which is about Zorie going camping with a group of friends. What she doesn’t know, however, is that her sworn enemy, Lennon, is coming with them on the trip - and you could say she doesn’t know much about camping in the wilderness, either; but Lennon does!
I liked the pacing of this book, the journey through the wilderness it takes you through, and I loved the maps that come with it and that play an essential part of the story. I felt like “Starr ...more
I don't know what the hell is going on with me but I've been loving me some YA books, this one included.
Review to come. . .