Tusind Stjerner og dig
Title: One Thousand Stars and You
Author: Isabelle Broom
Published in English: 2018
Dansk titel: Tusind Stjerner og dig
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2020
Finished Reading: July 2020
Genre: Romance & Fiction
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
One spark will light up both their lives
Alice is settling down. It might not be the adventurous life she once imagined, but more than anything she wants to make everyone happy – her steady boyfriend, her over-protective mother – even if it means a little part of her will always feel stifled.
Max is shaking things up. After a devastating injury, he is determined to prove himself. To find the man beyond the disability, to escape his smothering family and go on an adventure.
A trip to Sri Lanka is Alice’s last hurrah – her chance to throw herself into the heat, chaos and colour of a place thousands of miles from home.
It’s also the moment she meets Max.
Alice doesn’t know it yet, but her whole life is about to change.
Max doesn’t know it yet, but he’s the one who’s going to change it.
It seems like I don’t share the opinion of others regarding this book. To be honest, it was impossible to relate to the main character Alice. She seems sad and unhappy about her romantic life, her life in general, but doesn’t seem to want to change anything. She meets Max, a crippled guy, but even that part of the book felt forced.
Reading many reviews has left me puzzled. Literally every other person who’s reviewed this, mentioned that this was one of the best books they’d ever read, and called it a beautiful story. Maybe the book was lost in translation, since absolutely nothing about this book was beautiful, and certainly not the language.
The book has a very slow start, one where you might even call it quits after the first few chapters. If you’re acquainted with the genre, then you’ll probably find it cheesy, boring and worst of all, predictable. You barely have to read the story in order to know what is bound to happen. Really, don’t understand why my perception of the book is so vastly different from others.