Monday, March 19, 2012

Night Sky...A review



Night Sky Summary

After losing Sarah, the friend he’s loved, to some other guy, Jameson meets Sky. Her Native American roots, fluid movements, and need for brutal honesty become addictive fast. This is good. Jameson needs distraction – his dad leaves for another woman, his mom’s walking around like a zombie, and Sarah’s new boyfriend can’t keep his hands off of her.

As he spends time with Sky and learns about her village, her totems, and her friends with drums - she's way more than distraction. Jameson's falling for her fast.

But Sky’s need for honestly somehow doesn’t extend to her life story – and Jameson just may need more than his new girl to keep him distracted from the disaster of his senior year.

My review
First line:
I push my way through the masses of dancing couples, out the heavy doors of the school, and stop. Now I can breathe.


Okay, technically that's two, but I love the tension in those two sentences.  We meet Jameson at his most vulnerable, a heartbreak. But then it leads to something, or someone, new. Very nice.


Jameson is a great character to follow. After reading so many books with bad-boys, I found this one refreshing. Being a mom with teen boys, I can so relate with this character. He’s confused, untainted in a way, and his depth goes beyond looks and attitude.  I was drawn into the story by its simplicity. The story of a boy unable to have what he wants who soon learns to believe in truth. Only to have it slip out from beneath his feet.


And I won't say more.


Overall, it was a great read.


Jolene Perry's Bio:

Jolene grew up in Wasilla, Alaska. She graduated from Southern Utah University with a degree in political science and French, which she used to teach math to middle schoolers.

After living in Washington, Utah and Las Vegas, she now resides in Alaska with her husband, and two children. Aside from writing, Jolene sews, plays the guitar, sings when forced, and spends as much time outside as possible.

She is also the author of The Next Door Boys and the upcoming Knee Deep.
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10 comments:

  1. I agree with you about those first lines. Nice tension. Thanks for sharing this one.

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  2. Hi, Elizabeth, the thing that interests me is the cultural information that I'm sure helps make this an interesting and different read.

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  3. Those first two lines drip with tension. Love it!

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  4. Chandra, as the mother of teenage boys, your opinion means a lot. I'm so glad you enjoyed Jolene's book.

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  5. Great review! I enjoyed this book immensely.

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  6. This really interests me, I love stories that have different cultures at their roots.

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  7. Oh, I love the idea of starting with heartbreak from the male perspective. And the cultural intricacies sound so interesting!

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