December 11, 2021

Full Flight Review

Full Flight Review

Title: Full Flight  
Author: Ashley Schumacher
Style: Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance
Rating: 4/5

"To love, he says, is to always know that it can be taken away. The pain is in the having, because you know exactly what you stand to lose."

Short Synopsis:
Young and forbidden love between two marching band high schoolers, Anna and Weston who come together to practice and perform a duet together.  A girl who sees past rumors and speculation and falls in love.  

My Thoughts:
Another masterpiece from Ashley Schumacher. I absolutely loved this book. I only have one minor complaint.  I wish I could have had a little more background on Weston's character. It was obvious many of the characters didn't like him, thought he was bad news and not good for Anna. I was wanting more on why that was. I feel that way about Anna too. It alludes a bit to her loneliness and depression. I wish these two things were explored a bit more in the beginning of the story because these two characters were truly beautiful in how they found and brought out the best in one another.  Their connection and relationship had so much depth and it felt raw and deep.  It pulled on my heartstrings. They were so good for each other.

What I love about Schumacher's writing is that it plays on your emotions. She has the ability to make you feel the character's pain and heartache. Several times my emotions were so intense I felt like I couldn't breathe and I had to put the book down for a few minutes to let out a good cry. I am not sure how she does it, but she takes this beautiful thing, in this case it was the Kauaʻi ʻōʻō bird from the islands of Hawaii, and finds a way to connect and weave it within her characters and her storytelling.  It's brilliant, breathtaking and authentic.  Overall this was a stunning story that I highly recommend.