Lost Stars Before her older sister Ginny died Carrie was a science nerd obsessively tracking her beloved Vira comet But now that Ginny is gone sixteen year old Carrie finds herself within the orbit of Ginny

  • Title: Lost Stars
  • Author: Lisa Selin Davis
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  • Page: 303
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  • Before her older sister, Ginny, died, Carrie was a science nerd, obsessively tracking her beloved Vira comet But now that Ginny is gone, sixteen year old Carrie finds herself within the orbit of Ginny s friends, a close knit group of seniors who skip school, obsess over bands not science , and party hard Fed up with Carrie s behavior, her father enrolls her in a summerBefore her older sister, Ginny, died, Carrie was a science nerd, obsessively tracking her beloved Vira comet But now that Ginny is gone, sixteen year old Carrie finds herself within the orbit of Ginny s friends, a close knit group of seniors who skip school, obsess over bands not science , and party hard Fed up with Carrie s behavior, her father enrolls her in a summer work camp at a local state park Carrie actually likes the days spent in nature And when she meets Dean, a guy who likes the real Carrie astrophysics obsessions and all she starts to get to the heart of who she is and who she wants to be.

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    1. Lisa Selin Davis

      I m super crazy excited to have my first YA novel, Lost Stars, come out in October 2016 I also have a novel for grownups called Belly, published by Little, Brown a few years ago For the last 12 years or so, I ve paid my rent by writing articles for The New York Times, Time, The Wall Street Journal and a zillion other publications Before that I worked in film and TV, doing props and other art department jobs, including a four year stint making props for Nickelodeon s Blue s Clues I live in Brooklyn but, hey, I moved here before it was cool with my hubby, two kiddos and our kitty.

    668 thoughts on “Lost Stars”

    1. My advice to people interested in reading this novel is to be patient. It doesn’t have the best of book beginnings, since the main character will appear extremely careless, reckless and sort of suicidal—a danger to herself.But the best thing about this story is Carrie’s character development. Because of her stupid behaviour, her father sends her to a work boot camp for troubled teenagers, where they have to construct a footbridge.The character development doesn’t happen in a single page [...]

    2. (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Bonnier Publishing and NetGalley.)“And then, for some reason, I hated my job twelve percent less.”This was a YA story set in the 1980’s, about a girl whose older sister had died.Carrie came across as the sort of girl who went out of her way to irritate people at times, and I could see why her father was so worried about her, especially after the death of her older sister.The storyline in this was [...]

    3. After the death of her older sister Carrie becomes the typical rebellious teen acting out in her grief. She's begun hanging out with the older crowd that were friends with her sister and doing all the wrong things. Getting fed up with her behavior Carrie's father insists she go to a summer work camp at a local state park to hopefully get Carrie back under control again. Carrie meets Dean that summer, a guy who sees the real her and helps to pull her back out of the wild crowd she'd gotten hersel [...]

    4. This one took some time for me to settle into. I struggled with this story. Hard. And if not for a blog tour, I might have DNF'd.Carrie is hard to like in the beginning. She's rude and mean and careless and perhaps a bit suicidal. There's been a lot of loss and upheaval in her world and her reaction is to act a fool. There are loads of secondary characters, but we don't really get to know them. It's an effective way to show Carrie's state of mind and how she feels alone.The book is set at a very [...]

    5. Despite the really beautiful cover and the potentially heartbreaking premise, Lost Stars did not engage me at all. I actually picked it up multiple times over a number of weeks, waiting for that moment of utter attention to strike, but after perhaps the fifth time I just gave up because it just never happened. Had this not been a review book, unfortunately, I probably would’ve DNFed it pretty early on.Set in the 1980s, Lost Stars is the story of Carrie, a teenage girl living in the aftermath o [...]

    6. This one was a very easy read, even though their was a lot of anger, grief and people being asshats (looking at you Carrie). At the beginning it is clear that Carrie's sister, Ginny, is dead. and it is also clear that Carrie has not been coping well and has instead been turning to drugs and alcohol to get through each day. It is also clear that she is trying (and sometimes succeeding) in building a wall around herself to keep people away, as well as being an asshat to people. Carrie could have b [...]

    7. 3.5 stars.I received an Advanced Reader's Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.After reading the synopsis of this book, I was really excited to read this book, and I am very pleased to say that the book definitely lived up to my expectations!Carrie, or Caraway, is a sixteen year old girl that is struggling with the death of her older sister, and she turns to drugs, alcohol and partying. As any concerned and worried father would, Carrie's dad sends her off to a boot camp for the sum [...]

    8. I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.Okay, I kind of tolerated this book for most of it and then it just went downhill. For 70% of the book, I really thought this was going to be a three star book. So Carrie is upset at the death of her older sister, Ginny. Ginny drank and did drugs and of course, Carrie picked up the role of "rebellious child" after her death. Carrie uses Ginny's death as an excuse to push people away and act selfish and generally just act mean to [...]

    9. Graded By: LaceyCover Story: Under the Milky Way TonightBFF Charm: Beat ItSwoonworthy Scale: 3Talky Talk: Hip To Be SquareBonus Factor: AstrophysicsFactor: ’80s MusicRelationship Status: I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking ForRead the full book report here.

    10. Actual rating: 3.5 starsFull Review HereBefore starting the book I had only briefly skimmed the synopsis a few months ago and had a vague remembrance of what the book was about, so when I picked it up to actually read it, I kind of went in blind.Lisa’s writing was beautiful, I loved the metaphors and the fluidity of the story. I didn’t actually realise that the book was set in the 80’s until I read a couple of other reviews, oops. However, that does explain all the music references scatter [...]

    11. Review also found at kristineandterri/2I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  The book was just released.I will begin my thoughts with what confused me about this story.  I was quick to discover that this story took place in the eighties.  While there was no specific mention of the period of the story, the reference to cassettes, jelly shoes, shoulder pads and balloon pants was a dead giveaway.  While I enjoyed revisiting [...]

    12. Lost Stars by Lisa Selin Davis is the story of a family coping with a devastating loss that may end up tearing the whole family apart. Carrie has turned to partying, her mother took off, her little sister is lost in the shuffle and her father is just angry. Facing the death of oldest daughter Ginny, the family is fractured in many ways. I must admit, that I at first thought that Carrie, our MC, had awful fashion sense but amazing taste in music (The Pixies on vinyl!). Then once I realized that o [...]

    13. Lost Stars by Lisa Selin Davis * 4.0 Stars*Since her sister Ginny died, Carrie stopped being herself a hundred percent, and started becoming someone else. Partying, alcohol, and drugs became frequently activities for her. Not knowing what else to do to help Carrie, her father enrolled her on a summer job, where she encountered a friend from her past (who I really liked). This friend shared the same feelings towards astrophysics as Carrie and being close to her made Carrie remember how things use [...]

    14. I can't. I just can't. I only made it maybe three pages in, but I have a life to live and a lot of books to read in that lifetime and so sometimes, rarely, but sometimes, I have to say no. I might have been willing to get through this book if the author had given me a reason to care that didn't feel so overly manipulative, but three pages in and all I know about this girl is that her sister is dead, and she spends all of her time either: high, getting high, thinking about getting high, in troubl [...]

    15. Lost Stars is about a girl called Carrie whose sister died causing her to go on a downward spiral, so her dad enrols her in a summer youth program in an effort to make her grow up.I wasn't overly fond of Carrie, whilst she was just acting out due to loss she just seemed really ignorant to her dad caring about her and just generally obnoxious, but thankfully she progressed as a character throughout the novel. Carrie loves astronomy which I loved reading about because it's not often you read about [...]

    16. This is like a classic YA novel from the golden age -- the seventies and eighties, when kids made decisions and had problems and were idiosyncratic. Carrie falls in love with a by who knows how to play the right songs on the guitar, and who understands why she is so unhappy in her home. As she obsesses over the astronomy and him, she tries to live with her tragic past and hard present. Davis' writing is beautiful and spare and honest. A must read for everyone who thought the Velvet Underground a [...]

    17. This book has left me nearly speechless, so I could probably put together a mix-tape to better express my feelings. I knew when the first song Carrie listened to was "Unsatisfied" by the Replacements that this was going to be very, very good. Such gorgeous writing, a story of grief and loss and love and hope and forgiveness. I loved the setting - the book takes place in 1987ish - and how the music helps Carrie grieve and heal.

    18. *Review copy received from publishers*This was a pretty good read. The best part of the book was all the music references. The astrophysics part, at times, seemed forced. It's set in the 80s, but the teens are super relatable. Overall, I liked it. Will be purchasing for the library.

    19. Review link: booknerdmomo.wordpress/20I received this eARC via the publisher from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.All quotes are from the ARC and subject to change.Going into Lost Stars I was a bit hesitant as I’ve seen more negative reviews than not. However, I ended up enjoying the majority of this book. It wasn’t a book that completely wowed me but it wasn’t terrible either.I actually put this book down at about 85% through and didn’t pick it back up for several days, so I [...]

    20. This is the story of Carrie who after her sister dies takes her place in her group of wild older group of friends. She is struggling with drug use, drinking, anger issues, stealing, and major issues with her family (especially her dad). Because of all of these struggles her dad makes her take a job working for the local park with other troubled youth. Even though Carrie is a wild child who loves good 80's music, she is an astrophysics nerd at heart. She loves all things space and spends most of [...]

    21. Since Carrie’s sister died she’s been spiraling downward, drinking and using drugs with Ginny’s old friends. Her mom has left, her dad doesn’t know what to do, and her younger sister is frightened of her. Carrie resents being forced to enroll in a summer work camp for teens, but as she works to build something new, she slowly reconnects with her old self, the one who liked being smart, the one happy to be an astrophysics nerd.Lost Stars by Lisa Selin Davis examines a family coping with t [...]

    22. I was pretty excited about reading LOST STARS as it seemed to promise the intense, deep, and meaningful contemporary YA's that I enjoy reading. I was expecting something with a similar tone to EVERY LAST WORD. Sadly, I got something that definitely didn't measure up. It wasn't terrible, but it was just okay at best.LOST STARS brings you Carrie, a teen who is still grieving the loss of her sister to suicide. Following her death, she rebels and acts out. She starts hanging out with the wrong crowd [...]

    23. Original review: A Novel Glimpse3.5 StarsNote: I won a copy of this book from Rockstar Book Tours.Lost Stars is a story about a young woman learning to accept the cards life has dealt her.Nothing is as it should be in Carrie’s life. Her sister’s dead, her mom’s MIA, and her dad is just plain mean. All that Carrie has left to make her world a decent place are her sister’s friends. They’ve taken her under their wings, and been there when she needed them. Those same friends have helped Ca [...]

    24. This book is about a young teenager who is making her life worse, even though it was bad enough. Her older sister is dead, her mother moved out, and her dad is a huge jerk! So that's when her father put her in boot camp this summer to see if it helps her any. While she's at this boot camp, she realizes 3 things. #1. That Ginny's friends are bad influences and she should stop doing drugs and alcohol. #2. That she has fallen in love with a boy who has some secrets of his own from the past. #3. Tha [...]

    25. I really enjoyed this book! The main character, Carrie, is quite an unhappy girl who gets herself into a lot of trouble and has quite a difficult home life, but meets a boy playing guitar and need I say more? It's a sad, sweet coming-of-age story and I really enjoyed reading it. The characters weren't overly amazing in my opinion and initially I really didn't like Carrie, but as I understood more about her I really found myself empathising with her. It was a nice, quick read.

    26. I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.I thought this was an adorable romance. I also really liked how much of a focus was on family and family relationships in this book, as that is a thing that often is overlooked in YA. I adored the characters and their quirks, and I really enjoyed that this was science buff girl and English lit-student boy, I just liked that it wasn't the stereotypical other way around.

    27. There was no life and no death, and Ginny had never existed and always would. All the answers to the questions of life on Earth were in the stars above us, and I loved them as much as I'd ever loved anyone.Lost Stars is centered around Carrie, a sixteen-year-old struggling through life after her older sister's death, her mother's escape to a monastery, and her constant fallouts with her father. Set in the 1980s, it's a story built around character development—very gradual character development [...]

    28. I honestly loved this story. Every factor of it clicked together perfectly. I was hesitant on reading it because I saw 3-stars-or-under ratings. I can say that this is so far my favorite book of 2017 though. The characters can seem unlikeable at first, but a good book doesn't promise perfect characters that everyone will love: a good book promises deep characters that are real.

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