About the book:
Title: star bright
Author: Anne Richmond Wakefield
Published: July 26th 2018
Source: received from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review
Seventeen-year-old Bright runs to stay alive. Her dad left before she was born, her mom died of cancer, and she’s spent years trying to numb her pain. She’s on the road to recovery when she decides to run an ultra-relay race in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It doesn’t hurt that Levi, gorgeous and nineteen, is on her team.
One terrible decision during the race changes everything. Soon, Bright must call upon strength she’s not sure she has and decide she is worth fighting for. To survive the wilds of the Blue Ridge, she’ll have to rely on the one person she’s spent her entire life battling: herself.
What an amazing rollercoaster! “Star Bright” is an emotional story, with thriller elements, so twice the gripping feeling! There are so many things I loved about it, but probably it’s best to go one by one.
Bright has had a lot to face for a seventeen year old girl. Left to fend for herself, she has hit a low point already. There is always that hope that somewhere inside she can find the strength to start over, properly. With proper counseling and a lot of effort, Bright is doing just fine – or is she not? I loved her fears, I loved her uncertainties and most importantly, I loved how she managed to discover herself once again. The author did a very good job describing this healing process and that brings all the emotions this story needed.
The mystery element is so well built around Bright’s inner torments and somehow all these actions surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains are a mirror to Bright’s soul. Layer by layer, she has to understand both the exterior world and the one in her heart and mind.