Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst and Paula Garner sounds a lot like a book I wrote a post like this for some time ago. But while I’m fairly certain I decided I wasn’t interested in reading that last one, I’m actually somewhat curious about this one. And really, that all comes down to Starworld itself. The contemporary aspect of this book, as usual, isn’t one I’m all that intrigued by. But honestly, this private universe bit? I like it.
So, tentatively putting this one on my TBR for now. We’ll see how I feel about it in the future.
Sam Jones and Zoe Miller have one thing in common: they both want an escape from reality. Loner Sam flies under the radar at school and walks on eggshells at home to manage her mom’s obsessive-compulsive disorder, wondering how she can ever leave to pursue her dream of studying aerospace engineering. Popular, people-pleasing Zoe puts up walls so no one can see her true self: the girl who was abandoned as an infant, whose adoptive mother has cancer, and whose disabled brother is being sent away to live in a facility. When an unexpected encounter results in the girls’ exchanging phone numbers, they forge a connection through text messages that expands into a private universe they call Starworld. In Starworld, they find hilarious adventures, kindness and understanding, and the magic of being seen for who they really are. But when Sam’s feelings for Zoe turn into something more, will the universe they’ve built survive the inevitable explosion?
How do you feel about Starworld? Does the fact hat the main characters have built up their own universe spark any interest from you? Is this a book you think you’ll want to read? Have any of you read it before? If so, what did you think? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments! Happy reading!