Planning can’t save you from everything. Change is inevitable and uncertainty is a given. And if you plan so much that you can’t function without one, life’s no fun. All the calendars, journals, and lists in the world won’t save you when the sky falls.
Starry Eyes was exactly what I needed to get out of my reading slump. I’ve been working a lot lately, and reading is the last thing I feel like doing after working all day–it sometimes feels like too much effort. I know, I know, that is probably not something I should admit as an avid reader. Reading typically lets me escape to another world, lets me zone out and just use the words to paint a picture of somewhere else. But, it’s true. Lately I’d been feeling too tired to even crack open a book and use my imagination to paint the pictures I typically do from words.
BUT, this book helped snap me out of that! This book plus vacation and I’m back at it, everyone! Starry Eyes was a beautifully written young adult novel, with fun, eclectic characters with strong personalities, and well-developed secondary characters as well. I entered this world with ease and loved escaping into the universe of Starry Eyes. It was an enchanting story, that wove tales of friendships and relationships, reminds you how fragile they can be, and how helpful communication is in them.
Also, I absolutely loved the picture this painted of nature and being out in the wilderness backpacking and just surviving. I loved the type-A character having to throw out her carefully curated plans and live on the edge. This book seriously made me want to learn how to backpack and figure that out, but not sure where to start, especially when I’m even more indoors-y than the main character in this book! Ha!
Overall, this was a great book. Light and fun, I recommend this to anyone in a reading slump, or looking for something that is just a relaxing, effortless read.