If you’re like us, every so often you get inspired to get (or… guilted into getting) some fresh air. And sure, we get it. Nice days, natural light, pine tree smells, etc. It’s all great. But it’s time we talk about the real issue here: how freaking hard it is to read under the harsh glare of sunlight!!! We tried to figure out a way to make it work but… sometimes it’s just not possible. But hey, we tried!
Book Nerd Problems: Blinded by the Sun
- FIREWORKS by Katie Cotugno
Set in evocative 1990s Orlando, FIREWORKS brings to life the complexity of friendship, the excitement of first love, and the feeling of being on the verge of greatness.
It was always meant to be Olivia. She’s the talented one, the one who’s been training to be a star her whole life. Her best friend, Dana, is the levelheaded one, always on the sidelines, cheering Olivia on.
But everything changes when Dana tags along with Olivia to Orlando for the weekend, where superproducer Guy Monroe is holding auditions for a new singing group, and Dana is discovered too. Dana, who’s never sung more than Olivia’s backup. Dana, who wasn’t even looking for fame. Next thing she knows, she and Olivia are training to be pop stars, and Dana is falling for Alex, the earnest, endlessly talented boy who’s destined to be the next big thing.
It should be a dream come true, but as the days of grueling practice and constant competition take their toll, things between Olivia and Dana start to shift… and there’s only room at the top for one girl.
What other book nerd problems have you had lately? Let us know in the comments!