Oh My Stars
by: Lorna Landvik
Published by: Ballantine Books
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Reviewed by Andrea Sisco
Lorna Landvik proves with her latest novel, Oh My Stars, that she is a force to be reckoned with in the world of fiction writing.
At 18, Violet Mathers has been abandoned by her mother, abused by her father, suffered humiliation at the hands of her classmates, and lost her arm in an accident. All this might make the average person want to jump from a bridge.
And that's exactly what Violet intends to do. She boards a San Francisco-bound bus in Kentucky, determined to jump from the Golden Gate Bridge and kill herself. But when the bus breaks down in North Dakota, she meets Kjel, who dreams of stardom, and his guitar-picking friend, Austin, who is black and challenges Violet's beliefs about segregation. The guys begin a journey to stardom, and Violet is going along for the ride.
Oh My Stars is not like Landvik's other books—and that is a good thing. Now they all are wonderful books filled with humor, sadness, and reality, but somehow Oh My Stars cuts much deeper and stretches Lankvik's talent. And that stretch won't disappoint you. I will remember this book for a long time and will highly recommend it.
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