by Paige Agnew
Paperback, 456 pages
Published January 20th 2010 by Trafford Publishing
Starless Sky – Starless Sky is about a girl, Kahlen, who is experiencing the loss of a friend. Kahlen feels alone and lonely, but she also gets tired of people feeling sorry for her and giving her sympathetic looks. Going to Dean’s Creek is the only place she finds solace. Well, at least it WAS the only place until Kennley showed up. Now she can’t even find solace there…or can she?
In the midst of loss, there is life; a sentiment Kahlen was not quick to accept. But in the process of the daily routine of school, dropping grades, frustrated parents, and pain, Kahlen begins to gain insights (the kind that comes from fortune cookies or good friends). Her new found wisdom and the strain of dealing with Kennley and his troubling past lead her to an exciting new phase of life.
I think any kind of loss is the MOST difficult thing in the whole world and if the loss is of someone extremely close to you, it becomes difficult sometimes to even breath or live a normal life thereafter. For Kahlen, life was cruel, unjust and hard when she lost her only best friend in an accident. And it was even more difficult when wherever she turned all she got to see is pity on the faces of people she loved and also on others she didn’t care about. When a new guy who has no idea as to what has happened to her comes to her school, she feels this is the escape she needs from all the pity surrounding her and may be, she feels, this will also help her cope with the horrifying loss she has had.
Kahlen is a pretty strong kid and you feel for her as she tries to get over what really happened. Her parents think, because of her lack of ample reaction, she should get some help. Whereas other kids at school, don’t forget to remind her of her friend. There is no way you won’t be touched by what this girl going through. Added to this is her trying to sort her feelings for Kennley and her worries about his pasts which he is not too willing to share.
It is a good read, but I found a lot of editing mistakes here and there, which could be corrected in the final copy. But this did not keep me from enjoying it at all. I am sure everyone of us will relate with Kahlen in some way or the other.
About The Author
Paige wrote her first book, Starless Sky at age 15 and published it in January of 2010. Starless Sky was birthed during the time of grief and loss while Paige was in the 8th grade.Paige loves to know that she can speak words of life through writing that brings entertainment, escape, or healing to readers. She can write words that make readers cry, laugh, exclaim with excitement, or stay up all night wondering what happens in the end. Her sense of humor and from the heart personality shines through her writing. She was born in Michigan. Her compassion and sense of humor is in all of her writings. When Paige is not writing, she enjoys sports, dancing, singing, playing the piano, reading and attending her brother’s college football games. In addition, spending time with family, friends, and her dog, Tigger are important to her. She is also actively involved in her church and community.
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Thanks to YP Publishing for the review copy.