Originally posted here
It has never been my dream to become a pilot. I was briefly interested for a time but then I found out that there's a height requirement and I wouldn't make it. I have the utmost respect for pilots though - I think what they do is amazing. And I'm a big fan of strong women so I think lady pilots are awesome. It's funny because I wasn't actively seeking to read novels that feature women as pilots but I've ended up loving two such titles this year: Code Name Verity
by Elizabeth Wein and now Such a Rush
by Jennifer Echols.
Jennifer Echols' Going Too Far
was one of the first contemporary YA novels that I fell in love with. I've read the rest of her books after that, hoping that they'd be just as good but they didn't live up to Going Too Far
. Until Such A Rush
came along. Now I have another Jennifer Echols novel that I can enthusiastically recommend. I felt so bad for Leah - her story made me realize that not everyone who lives in a first world country has a good life. It made me sad that she didn't have access to so many things that we all take for granted - internet, cellphones, buying groceries and take out whenever we need to. I'm amazed at how she took control of her own life because she doesn't want to be stuck in a trailer park her whole life. I also loved the tension between Leah and Grayson, with all the ambiguity of their relationship. Jennifer Echols sure knows how to build up a slow burn romance. I was rooting for the two of them to get together even if they had to work through so many issues. Highly recommended for fans of swoon-worthy contemporary YA.