Welcome to the world of Skylar Hoyt, a high school senior whose exotic Hawaiian looks have propelled her to the height of the “in” crowd, but who’s no longer sure that’s where she really fits. New friends, old friends, a reluctant romance, and a family crisis swirl around Skylar as she tries to keep it together and figure out who she really wants to be.
This is my first taste of Stephanie Morrill’s writing, and I’m anxiously awaiting book two. I love how she showed, with devastating honesty and clarity, how tough peer pressure can be. I turned page after page and before I knew it, I’d read the entire book in one sitting.
Stephanie does a fantastic job showing me Skylar’s struggle to find herself while trying to fit in with her friends. It’s real. Brought me back to my high school years. Same old struggle, which doesn’t necessarily ONLY exist in high school either.
Her writing is tight and drew me in from the first page. Each chapter ended with such a hook that it propelled me forward as I had to know what happened next.
Run out and buy this, you’ll be glad you did!
* Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
* Pub. Date: July 2009
* Series: The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt, #1