Book Review: Night Sky by Jolene Perry

Girl I’ve loved, girl I’m falling for. Now that they’re both in view, the problem is clear.

After losing Sarah, the friend he’s loved, to some other guy, Jameson meets Sky. Her Native American roots, fluid movements, and need for brutal honesty become addictive fast. This is good. Jameson needs distraction – his dad leaves for another woman, his mom’s walking around like a zombie, and Sarah’s new boyfriend can’t keep his hands off of her.

As he spends time with Sky and learns about her village, her totems, and her friends with drums - she's way more than distraction. Jameson's falling for her fast.

But Sky’s need for honesty somehow doesn’t extend to her life story – and Jameson just may need more than his new girl to keep him distracted from the disaster of his senior year.

Release Date: March 1, 2012
Age Group: Young Adult
Publisher: Tribute Books
Source:  Review copy from publisher

Night Sky was such an intense book.  From the very first pages, I was drawn into the story and found the book impossible to put down.  Jameson is our narrator, and I usually don't love books with a first-person male narrative, but it really worked here.  I feel like I will never truly understand men, so it was nice to have an inside look of a young man in love.

I loved knowing Jameson's innermost thoughts and feelings, especially when it came to Sarah and Sky.  His internal dialogue was funny and made me smile many times.  I grew to really like Jameson and respect how honest he was with himself and, eventually, everyone around him.

I really liked Jolene Perry's writing style.  The words just flew off of the page.  The story moved quickly and the plot development kept me interested the entire time.  I kept reading late into the night (finishing this book in the span of just a few hours) because I had to know what happened. 

The twist with Sky towards the end of the book was a real surprise to me (and, apparently, Jameson too).  I just could not believe the turn of events.  I don't personally agree with the choice Sky makes, but I do respect her for it.

Overall, Night Sky was a fast-paced, sweet story about the love between two best friends, and later, the love between a young man and woman.  I really enjoyed it and would definitely read more from Jolene Perry in the future.


  1. I liked Jameson too. I thought his difficulties with Sarah and Sky were real, but I'm really thankful that the book didn't veer into a love triangle. Thank goodness it didn't develop into that!

  2. Kelli, thanks for the review.

    Rummanah, good to see you too.


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