Saturday, January 10, 2015

How I Fly

I am a huge of fan of YA author Anne Eliot.  The Making of Hunter Kennedy of one of my favorite YAs of all time.  When Anne released How I Fall I scooped it up and fell in love with the unique storyline and it confirmed why I love Anne's writing so much.  How I Fly is a continuation of the relationship of Cam and Ellen and proves that true love withstands time and distance.  Check out the blurb:
*WHAT IF IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON...?*
Over six months after an accident that broke her legs as well as removed her boyfriend from her life—because Cam Campbell left town and dumped her—high school senior, Ellen Foster, wants to move past her broken heart. She’s off to attend a summer photography workshop at a real university along with her best friends. Ellen’s determined to find a new love—or at least a summer boyfriend. In the dorm, she meets Harrison Shaw. He’s a handsome photography student, a charmer who likes her, and a perfect way to forget her past.

*WHAT IF IT ALL GOES PERFECTLY...?*
Ellen thinks she has everything she wants. Her summer program couldn’t be better. She’s half in love with Harrison Shaw, and she’s going after her next scholarship. But when she kisses Harrison, she can only remember how Cam Campbell used kiss her better, sweeter, and how he used to make her feel like she could fly…


*WHAT IF SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT...?*

When Cam shows up at the university it’s a shock, especially to Ellen’s new boyfriend. Cam’s distant, different and very afraid to hurt Ellen again. He asks Ellen if they could be friends despite the past and how they’ve both changed and Ellen agrees. But after all they’ve been through, can Cam and Ellen ever be just friends?

When I saw that How I Fly had been released, I must admit, I had forgotten that Cam and Ellen's story wasn't wrapped up in a pretty box and finished in the first book, How I Fall.  I was so excited to read more about these characters and to see if they would finally receive their happily ever after. How I Fly picks up a few months after the end of How I Fall, and you see that the characters, while the same, have matured in that short time and friendships are stronger.  Anne does a fantastic job of pulling you in from the beginning and reminding you why her characters are so lovable.  I feel Ellen's character is so much more confident in this story and her decisions are based on maturity and not as much on emotion.  The storyline was believable, but I felt Harrison Shaw's character was a little too calculating and shrewd for someone so young.  Overall, How I Fly is a great clean read and a great example of a good YA.
Want to check out my previous review of Anne's books? Go here.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks thanks thanks! So sweet of you to post it. So appreciated. Will share it on my Google ox xo

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