Thank you to Hot Key Books for sending me a copy of this book to go with my blog tour post.
Lost Stars is about a girl called Carrie whose sister died causing her to go on a downward spiral, so her dad enrols her in a summer youth program in an effort to make her grow up.
I wasn’t overly fond of Carrie, whilst she was just acting out due to loss she just seemed really ignorant to her dad caring about her and just generally obnoxious, but thankfully she progressed as a character throughout the novel. Carrie loves astronomy which I loved reading about because it’s not often you read about teenage girls being interested in astronomy in novels.
This book dealt with loss so incredibly well. It showed the different ways people react after they’ve lost a family member.
I liked that it wasn’t just about how a boy changes how a girl acts etc. It was also her family, her experience in the youth program and just getting on with her life that made her grow up.
My one major issue with this book was I didn’t feel like there was anything really significantly different, it just felt like your standard YA novel about loss and growing up. There’s nothing wrong with that and it was an easy read but it just felt average to me.