Thursday, July 12, 2012

Book Review: Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

Title: Such a Rush
Author: Jennifer Echols
Published: July 10th, 2012

Genre: YA, Contemporary
Pages:  325 pages
Rating: 3.5/4 out of 5

A sexy and poignant romantic tale of a young daredevil pilot caught between two brothers.
High school senior Leah Jones loves nothing more than flying. While she’s in the air, it’s easy to forget life with her absentee mother at the low-rent end of a South Carolina beach town. When her flight instructor, Mr. Hall, hires her to fly for his banner advertising business, she sees it as her ticket out of the trailer park. And when he dies suddenly, she’s afraid her flying career is gone forever.
But Mr. Hall’s teenage sons, golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson, are determined to keep the banner planes flying. Though Leah has crushed on Grayson for years, she’s leery of getting involved in what now seems like a doomed business — until Grayson betrays her by digging up her most damning secret. Holding it over her head, he forces her to fly for secret reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. Now Leah finds herself drawn into a battle between brothers — and the consequences could be deadly.

My review:

 “Most people hear an airplane in the sky and think, ‘There’s an airplane,’ and go back to what they were doing. A few folks look around for the airplane, try to figure out what kind of plane it is, and watch it from the time they spot it to the time it disappears on the horizon, maybe after that. Those kids are the ones who will be pilots." He pointed at me. "I knew that about you. I’ve just been waiting for you to show up.” 

It’s been a year or so since the last time I read a Jennifer Echols novel. Let’s just say that experience was not pleasant. Her last book-Love Story was just wrong. Like it was written by someone else. This one makes up for that mistake.

Every book Jennifer E. wrote saw about some kind of profession. Going Too Far(my favorite) was about police officers, Forget You was about swimmers, Love Story about upcoming authors and finally this one was about pilots. The author really did her work and I felt like she knows about planes.
Now to the story.  Leah has had such a tough life I wanted to hug her so many times. She lives with her mother in a trailer park. She was practically on her own since she was ten because all her mother cared are her boyfriends. She started paying the bills when she was 14 years old working at the private airport. People from school don’t like her because they think she is white trash. They think she sleeps around with guys. So she puts on this “tough girl” act, like she doesn’t care about anything.  I can relate to her because people tend to misjudge me because I wear strange clothes most of the time and have green or blue hair. It’s hard not to care what other people say and think about you. After her boss dies the airport is left to Mr. Hall’s teenage sons. Leah has had a crush on Grayson for years but he is rood to her and blackmails her in dating his brother. Can she do it even though she likes Grayson? She needs the job so she could move out of the trailer and one day hope to become a commercial pilot.
I know it seems like there is a dreaded love triangle in this book but I assure you, that is not the case. It was pretty clear from the start who is the love interest. Leah has grown up so much throughout the novel and she shows us that everything is possible, you just can’t quit on your dreams. 
3.5/4 stars

1 comment:

Tabitha said...

So glad that you liked this one! I thought that the love triangle was going to be horrible, but it ended up being pretty great!

Thanks for the review.