It’s hard to find the truth beneath the lies you tell yourself.
THEN They were four—Bex, Jenni, Ellory, Ret. Electric, headstrong young women; Ellory’s whole solar system.
NOW Ellory is alone, her once inseparable group of friends torn apart by secrets, deception, and a shocking incident that changed their lives forever.
THEN Lazy summer days. A party. A beautiful boy. Ellory met Matthias and fell into the beginning of a spectacular, bright love.
NOW Ellory returns to Pine Brook to navigate senior year after a two-month suspension and summer away—no boyfriend, no friends. No going back. Tormented by some and sought out by others, troubled by a mysterious note-writer who won’t let Ellory forget, and consumed by guilt over her not entirely innocent role in everything and everyone she’s lost, Ellory finds that even in the present, the past is everywhere.
The path forward isn’t a straight line. And moving on will mean sorting the truth from the lies—the lies Ellory has been telling herself. (Goodreads)
I received See All the Stars by Kit Frick through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review and I give it 5/5 stars.
While See All the Stars’ description was vague, and it didn't feel like it was building up to something while I was reading (until closer to the end), each chapter was short and tense, making me want to keep reading. I found the one betrayal near the end to be predictable, but I did NOT see the end twist coming at all and I’m usually very good at seeing that particular thing. I enjoyed Frick's characters and felt for them, was angry at them, or sad with them. They felt real and complex, and the setting was done nicely--I felt the darkness, the cold, the long days of summer as if I were living them. Frick's writing was beautiful, with just enough voice to keep me going.
See All the Stars by Kit Frick was published on August 14, 2018.