Full Flight

Author: Ashley Schumacher
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Genre: Young Adult
Source: Wednesday Books ( Netgalley )

Goodreads: Everyone else in the tiny town of Enfield, Texas calls fall football season, but for the forty-three members of the Fighting Enfield Marching Band, it’s contest season. And for new saxophonist Anna James, it’s her first chance to prove herself as the great musician she’s trying hard to be.

When she’s assigned a duet with mellophone player Weston Ryan, the boy her small-minded town thinks of as nothing but trouble, she’s equal parts thrilled and intimidated. But as he helps her with the duet, and she sees the smile he seems to save just for her, she can’t help but feel like she’s helping him with something too.

After her strict parents find out she’s been secretly seeing him and keep them apart, together they learn what it truly means to fight for something they love. With the marching contest nearing, and the two falling hard for one another, the unthinkable happens, and Anna is left grappling for a way forward without Weston.

A heartbreaking novel about finding your first love and what happens when it’s over too soon. Ashley Schumacher’s Full Flight is about how first love shapes us—even after it’s gone.

Ope’s Opinion: Oh, my what an awesome read. I only read a few Young Adult books a year and this one was a great pick! Even if this is not your typical genre – I highly recommend this one. The main characters are high school students. Both of their families are very involved ( in a positive way )in their students lives.

This was written with a lot of emotion. You could feel it as you read it. I really liked that it was not overly dramatic – felt real to me. I am ready to see what Ashley writes next.

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