Monday, May 21, 2012

Review: Night Sky by Jolene Perry



Night Sky
By: Jolene Perry
Pub. Date: March 1, 2012
Publisher: Tribute Books
Source: Publisher
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 honesty 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. 

Night Sky is a very realistic read about a 17 year old boy named Jameson as he deals with family and first love. Jolene Perry is a very talented writer and should definitely be praised on her ability to accurately portray a male character whose voice is full of heart and realism. I absolutely loved this male POV in Night Sky.

On the night that Jay's loses the girl he has been in love with for years to the popular guy in school, Jay doesn't think he will ever be the same. That changes when he meets Sky for the first time and offers her a ride home.

Jay was a great male lead. I loved watching him grow throughout the story. He has great parents and great friends, and he starts this friendship with Sky that was so honest, I couldn't help but root for them.  He was dealing with some very normal teenage things like watching the girl he loves be with someone else and watching his parents marriage crumble. I just loved everything about Jay. There wasn't anything that I didn't like about him.

Sky was a very interesting character. She comes from Alaska but is living with her grandparents in Las Vegas while she attends school. Sky makes Jay realize many different things about himself and helps him to grow. Eventually you start to realize that she is keeping some secrets of her own, and her story is truly heartbreaking. I loved how Sky and Jay were there for each other. It was really like they were meant to find each other in the worst times of both of their lives.

I really enjoyed Night Sky. While at times I thought the story was a little slow, I was still interested in what was going on. It was a very sweet read with a nice, feel good ending.  

2 comments:

  1. Kristina, thanks for the review!

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  2. I agree with your review entirely. Jay and Sky are a couple that you can't help but root for!

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