This is one of my favorite YA novels I have ever read. I know I say that I loath young adult novels, this book might have just made me change my mind. The writing this book is spectacular. I am unsure words can express my feelings about this wonderful novel.
This is a novel that is centered around being a military brat. I love this concept because I like near bases and have friends that were military brats. This books starts out with the pain of having a loved one in a coma. The main characters brother is fighting for his life and may not make it. With her family completely falling apart one girl is on a mission to save her family. She is just about to break out into the unknown adult world and is fighting against her father.
The book is a great example of the joinery in life. Aren’t we all on one amazing journey to find our selves? The book is thought provoking on a number of levels. This book will make you question exactly who you are, and what that means.
The pilgrimage of el camino de Santiago is a concept that I knew a little about, although the author really capture the meaning behind this spiritual journey.
I will recommend this book to all readers, even those that hate ya. Pick it up and prepare to go on a similar journey with the characters.
Disclaimer, I received this book from the publisher (Merit Press) in exchange for my honest and 100% unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are solely my own.
After her soldier brother is horribly wounded in Afghanistan, Gabriela must honor the vow she made: If anything ever happened to him, she would walk the Camino de Santiago through Spain, making a pilgrimage in his name. The worst part is that the promise stipulates that she must travel with her brother's best friend--a boy she has despised all her life. Her brother is in a coma, and Gabi feels that she has no time to waste, but she is unsure. Will she hesitate too long, or risk her own happiness to keep a promise? An up-close look at the lives of the children of military families, Beneath Wandering Stars takes readers on a journey of love, danger, laughter, and friendship, against all odds.