I've read Such a Rush in August, so it's a long time ago. But I still wanted to write a review about it, so here it is.
When I was fourteen, I made a decision. If I was doomed to live in a trailer park next to an airport, I could complian about the smell of the jet fuel like my mom, I could drink myself to death over the noise like everybody else, or I could learn to fly.
Heaven Beach, South Carolina, is anything but, if you live at the low-rent end of town. All her life, Leah Jones has been the grown-up in her family, while her mother moves from boyfriend to boyfriend, letting any available money slip out of her hands. At school, they may diss Leah as trash, but she's the one who negotiates with the landlord when the rent's not paid. At fourteen, she's the one who gets a job at the nearby airstrip.
But there's one way Leah can escape reality. Saving every penny she can, she begs quiet Mr. Hall, who runs an aerial banner-advertisin business at the airstrip and also offers flight lessons, to take her up just once. Leaving the trailer park far beneath her and swooping out over the sea is a rush greater than anything she's ever experienced, and when Mr. Hall offers to give her cut-rat flight lessons, she feels ready to touch the sky.
By the time she's a high school senior, Leah has become a good enough pilot that Mr. Hall offers her a job flying a banner plane. It seems like a dream come true... but turns out to be just as fleeting as any dream. Mr. Hall dies suddenly, leaving everything he owned in the hands of his teenage sons: golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson. And they're determined to keep the banner planes flying.
Thoug Leah has crushed on Grayson for years, she's leery of getting involved in what now seems like a doomded bussiness - unitel Grayson betrays her by digging up her most damning secret. Holding it over her head, he forces her to fly for secret reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. Now Leah finds herself drawn into a battle between brothers - and the consequences could be deadly
When I had finished reading this book I had the feeling that it could have been better. It was well written and the plotline in general was good. And I even liked the characters, well most of them. So what was wrong with it? It’s just that some events in the book went to quick, the timespan of the book was also very short. Witch I dislike most of the times. And then something I have also noticed in other books I’ve read. The characters were confusing lust with love. Leah didn’t knew Grayson and still she says she loves him. And that’s something that really frustrates me, because in my opinion if you don’t really know each other, than you can’t possibly love each other. But don’t let this stop you from reading the book because other than the love thing I still loved reading the book.
Such a Rush: ****
Author: Jennifer Echols
Titel: Such a Rush
See you later xx