Stargazing from Nowhere

Stargazing from Nowhere - Isabel  Thomas, Marilyn  Thomas

I finished reading this book quite some time back but gave it sometime before writing this review because this book raised so many emotions in me that I did not know what to do about it. Now that I have given it some space, gone back and some of the portions that kept nagging at me, I think I have come to a place from where I can write an unbiased review this book .

Kristen Morgana, a.k.a, "Stargazer" from the very popular Blog - Stargazing from Nowhere, is a regular teenager. When Rising Tide, a band she loves to bash on her blog comes to town, she poses as a fan to be able to gather more info on the band. But once she is there and she meets the drummer, things start to get complicated.

First of all, the plot. It is quite simple and predictable. And that would have been okay if only it hadn’t been filled with much too clichéd situations and scenes. And then as we talk about characters, Kristen is a typical teenager. Smart, hyper, frustrating at times… you know how we were during those years. Kristen though has a habit of getting herself into awkward and embarrassing situations and as a result the readers have a fun time reading about her. The author has captured the characters very well and reflected them in her book in a way we can all relate to – especially with Kristen and her friend Maggie. I loved Maggie for her straightforward nature and her friendship. I absolutely enjoyed hating Kristen’s mom. But one character that really irritated me was Peter. I just don’t get his pole opposite behaviours in the book. Also, even though I do love a love story between a star and an average person, Kristen & Michael’s chemistry just didn’t have that spark. But what stands out is Kristen’s dilemma regarding her blog and her love interest and how she deals with it.

The author’s story-telling style is simple and engaging which really made it easy to get into the flow of things. Overall, this is a light and fast read and good for when you have just finished reading a heavy book.