Review: Star Maps

Star Maps Star Maps by J.S. Frankel
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

After losing his parents to a drunk driver Carl must move from the busy metropolis of Chicago to desert town Rachel, Nevada right off the extraterrestrial highway. This is perfect for Carl’s only hobby, star gazing. Nothing else in his new life is that great, like living in a tin can mobile home with his less than present uncle or being the resident nerd of his school. When new student Grace shows up Carl’s life gets much more complicated and exciting!
Star Maps by JS Frankel is a good young adult book, but I wouldn’t recommend it much to older readers. Carl is a decent narrator, and I did enjoy his character but the plot is just a little too predictable. The teenage romance is cute, but doesn’t hold much substance which makes the ending seem pretty crazy (at least to me). The time jumps at the beginning made the book a little hard to get into, but once those ended it flowed better. I gave this book a 3 out of 5 stars and I would read other books by this author but maybe not ones about outer space.

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