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Under a Million Stars
by
Rita Branches
Genre: YA
Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 8th 2016

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Summary from Goodreads:
Can a beating heart bleed from the shattered pieces?
Her heart cracked when her best friend walked away; it completely shattered when she lost her family in a tragic accident.
Now orphaned at seventeen, Charlotte Peterson is forced to live with her former best friend, Jacob Parker. Charlie, a talented pianist, desperately wants their loving friendship back, but something is holding Jake back. The more she spirals into the darkness of depression, the more she needs him.
Jacob vowed to stay away from her—no matter how much he still loved her. Armed with secrets that would have destroyed both of their families, he chose to end their friendship and walk away, which nearly killed him. As he watches the girl he once knew begin to fade away, however, he realizes that their relationship is more important than the truth he’s hiding.
Now it’s up to Jacob to put the pieces of Charlie’s broken heart back together—even if it means revealing the secrets he so desperately wants to protect her from. Will Jacob find a way to bring back the carefree, talented girl he once knew, or is it too late for both of them?

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Mama Says:
This atmospheric read chews you up and swallows you whole.  It touches on a myriad of issues facing teens, some more so than others.  While I appreciated the fact that the main character experiences depression and codependence, there were aspects of Charlie and Jacob’s relationship that were rather unhealthy. As someone who has struggled with depression for over two decades, I can assure you this is not the type of love that helps someone with mental illness, but I’m not given the impression that the author would disagree given the way things go in this book.  The prose within the pages of this book had me spellbound even when I wasn’t so keen on the events taking place.  This is an important piece of ya fiction that I think could show a lot of others the types of troubles that can befall a teenager looking for help when they feel they have no one to turn to. If you are suffering, you need not be alone and ultimately I think that’s what Charlie needed to know.  Due to the darker nature of this story I would say it’s suitable for ages 16 and older.
rita branches
Hi! I’m Rita Branches. I was born and raised in in Portugal and I’m going to independently publish my debut novel in the Spring of 2016, Painting Sky.

I am so happy that you decided to take a look at my work.
Little bit about myself: along with being a writer, I am also a landscape architect. I started writing to bring ‘to life’ the stories that my mind created.
I LOVE to read. It was and always will be my passion.
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