Anyway, feel free to check out my review of Marisa de los Santos and David Teague’s Connect the Stars by clicking the “read more” button below! You probably already knew that though.
Title: Connect the Stars
Authors: Marisa de los Santos and David Teague
Publishing Date / Publisher: September 22nd, 2015 by HarperCollins
Summary: From Saving Lucas Biggs authors Marisa de los Santos and David Teague comes another heartwarming middle grade adventure about two misfits who discover the importance of just being themselves.
When thirteen-year-olds Aaron and Audrey meet at a wilderness camp in the desert, they think their quirks are enough to prevent them from ever having friends. But as they trek through the challenging and unforgiving landscape, they learn that they each have what it takes to make the other whole.
Luminous and clever, Connect the Stars has Marisa de los Santos and David Teague’s trademark beautiful prose, delicate humor, swooping emotions, and keen middle grade friendships. This novel takes on the hefty topics of the day—bullying, understanding where you fit in, and learning to live with physical and mental challenges—all in a joyous adventure kids will love! (Goodreads)
To be honest, I love books like Connect the Stars. I love reading books about kids who aren’t so perfect and I love seeing the challenges that they have to face. I don’t really know why, but books like these remind me of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
You know, Rudolph was kind of a misfit at first, but then he turned out to be fantastic when it was a dark night on Christmas Eve and Santa had to go to everybody’s houses to give them presents. You know what I mean.
If you read the summary of the book above, you know that Aaron is a walking encyclopedia. Whatever he reads, he remembers it in his head. The only problem that he has is that he isn’t very good at thinking outside of the box. He just remembers what he sees or what he reads.
For example, if Aaron looks up the word, “encyclopedia,” he learns everything from the first encyclopedia that was ever published and how many encyclopedias are printed each year and things like that. He probably even knows how to spell encyclopedia and I don’t even know how to spell it by heart. I mean, I have to use spellcheck and everything and Aaron doesn’t.
Okay, don’t make fun of me. I don’t know how to spell big words by heart.
On the other hand, Audrey Alcott is a walking lie detector. She knows when somebody is lying. At the beginning of the book, she said that she could write a book about every single liar there is. There are the drive-by liars, the red carpet liars, the poison ivy liars, the toothache liars, and so much more. She hates it when people lie. She honestly can not believe when somebody lies.
When Audrey’s parents and Aaron’s parents decide to send them to a camp, Audrey is excited to get away from all of the drama at her school and Aaron is a little worried about what might happen.
When Audrey and Aaron meet, they become the best of unlikely friends there are and they share a little bit of their quirks with each other along with two other their other campers, Kate and Louis who aren’t so perfect themselves.
What I really like about this book is that it is a great book to read if you don’t like a hidden quirk that you have or if you need to express your feelings to a friend, but you aren’t really sure how to.
I really loved Connect the Stars and it was a beautiful book to read. It was fluffy and adorable, but not too much. It was super fun and super long, but really enjoyable for any age group.
That is why I am going to give Marisa de los Santos and David Teague’s Connect the Stars five stars because it really deserves it. Plus, it was a really fantastic book to read. ★★★★★