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Young Adult Fiction 1149
Hobbitsies Reviews: A Moving Adventure
Overall rating
 
4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
I really enjoyed Kiss the Morning Star by Elissa Janine Hoole. I’ve read a bit of Kerouac, and while I certainly won’t be running off to emulate his adventures, I do love books featuring road trips and oodles of self discovery, which basically describes Kiss the Morning Star to a T.

I loved learning about Anna and Kat as they learned about themselves and each other. The issues of sexuality and friendship and death and grief and religion are explored in Kiss the Morning Star, and each issue has a very meaningful part of the Anna and Kat’s lives. Elissa Janine Hoole doesn’t back down.

While there are a few slow moments in Kiss the Morning Star, overall I thought it was fairly fast paced and easy to get engrossed in Anna’s adventure. It’s so easy to relate to her and Kat – feeling lost and unsure, especially in that point between high school and the rest of your life.

Kiss the Morning Star by Elissa Janine Hoole is a moving adventure filled with self-discovery and issues many teens grapple with on a daily basis. If you like road trips, contemps, and moving stories, definitely check out this wonderful debut.
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