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Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

I somehow found this book when looking for a different one on Book Outlet, and I'm not sad about it. While reading the book, I was thrown into many feelings - guilt, love, betrayal, and anger - on behalf of the character. Books that make you experience the character on a whole other level are always worth the read. For that, I thank Jenn Bennett.

Starry Eyes may seem like a generic best-friends-turned-enemies-turned-lovers book, but it's so much more. It's a story about Zorie and Lennon. They were best friends before one day Lennon just stops talking to her. Zorie doesn't know why, and frankly she doesn't feel like being one of those girls who chase after guys. Until their 'friends' invite them on a glamping trip. Zorie, not knowing Lennon is going, agrees. Not without hesitation, of course. When she finds out Lennon is going, she plans to just stay away. He hasn't put in any effort, so why should she? Of course, it doesn't turn out that way. Instead, they slowly start talking which then turns into more.

When the group gets kicked out of the glamping site, they decide to start outdoor camping earlier than planned. When a huge argument erupts, Lennon and Zorie are left on their own to survive the wilderness. Are they going to have a breakthrough? Or will they get eaten before then? What happens when old feelings erupt? Add in a few bears, lightning, and snakes and you have one hell of a story.

The fact that the girl isn't desperate for the guy makes me like this story better. I feel as though a lot of stories nowadays are all about the girl chasing after the guy. I love the girl power in this book. It's very refreshing! 

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