Monday, November 21, 2011

Must Read Monday: Dream Chaser by Angie Stanton

Amazon: $2.99

What It's About:
I can't even tell you how I ended up with this book on my Kindle but I'm glad that I had it because it was a really fun read. Dream Chaser by Angie Stanton centers around Willow Thomas, a competitive cheerleader who ends up quitting cheer after a nasty fall. In order to avoid her squad convincing her to go back she ends up joining the bog school play that is coming up. Willow used to dance and she's really good. Sure she needs a little help with her singing but that's not the worst of her problems. It turns out that the lead male role is played by her ex-bff Eli McAvoy, whom she abandoned without reason (at least that's what he thinks) 3 years ago.
Aside from that Willow is in for quite a time since her old squad hates her, the actors resent her and are icing her out and oh yeah who knew she still had feelings for Eli.

Why You Should Read It:
Willow goes through alot of things that I think most high school students have to deal with; falling outs with friends, guy issues, and confidence issues. This book has a good message about how to deal with these problems. Mainly, it tells you that you shouldn't run from your problems and fears because they don't go away. If anything, avoiding problems makes them seem bigger. I feel like Young Adult authors are tackling more realistic issues lately and that's amazing. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for supernatural stories with love triangles but every once in a while its refreshing to read about characters that seem relateable. It's nice to read about realistic issues and feel like maybe your problems are fixable and you CAN move forward and succeed. Bonus, the book is only 2.99 on the Kindle! What more could you ask for?

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