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As Far as the Stars Praise For Virginia Macgregor I Defy You Not To Fall In Love Clare Mackintosh How Do You Change What S Already Written In The Stars Christopher Is The Sort Of Guy That No One Notices, Yet When Air Catches Sight Of Him Making Intricate Paper Birds In The Airport, She Can T Look Away But Their Worlds Are About To Collide In Ways They Never Expected Someone They Love Is On Flight 0217 From London Heathrow And It S Missing Convinced That Her Brother Was On A Different Flight, Air Drives Them Hundreds Of Miles Across The Country, On A Trip That Will Change Their Lives Forever But How Do You Tell The Person You Re Falling For That You Might Just Be The Reason Their Life Has Fallen Apart

  • Paperback
  • 439 pages
  • As Far as the Stars
  • Virginia Macgregor
  • 23 November 2019
  • 9780008274504

About the Author: Virginia Macgregor

www.virginiamacgregor.com where you can find out about my life as a writer, upcoming books and events.

10 thoughts on “As Far as the Stars

  1. says:

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.comAriadne Air is late for picking her brother Blake up from Dulles Airport She was convinced he would be flying into Nashville but he texted her from someone s phone to say he would see her at Dulles Washington DC Blake is heading home from London, Heathrow to attend his and Air s sisters Wedding.Upon entering the arrivals lounge Air notices that it is crowded than usual and that her brother s flight hasn t arrived yet, the board has delayed written on it After a couple of hours, the passenger s friends relatives are moved into a room and informed that flight 0217 has gone missing and that there are people trying to locate it.Christopher is sat waiting for his dad to arrive on the flight, in fact, his dad is the pilot He s used to waiting around for his dad and has a novel way of passing the time He makes paper birds Air is mesmerised by Christopher s bird making and could watch him all day but she is convinced that her brother did not get on that plane, he was meant to get on a plane to Nashville.Air can t stand it any longer and needs to get out of the airport ...

  2. says:

    This book was a strange one for me I really enjoyed the plot and was excited to get to know the characters and get into why Air and her brother were so close.I love emotional contemporary books with a love story in the middle These two characters both have loved ones on a missing plane and you get to see their anguish and worry at points throughout the book however the actions they take whilst not knowing where their family member is, is quite strange.During the road trip Air and Christopher begin to bond over their families and their little quirks I connected with Air because she was like me as a child, she didn t want to dress girly and play with dolls she wanted to explore and get stuck in with her brother Blake I ve always wanted an older brother to explore the wilderness with Christopher is quiet yet brave and they do bounce off each other once they get past the awkward first stages of their friendship.I did feel like they forgot about their loved ones at times, e.g they went skinny dipping and jumped off a high rock into a rock pool randomly which i didn t understand Also the way Air kept talking about her brother Blake and the way she described his body at a certain point made me a feel a bit uncomfortable I feel like everything she did she mentioned her brother and it was like she couldn t go a second with mentioning him.Although i found a few things that irritated me this is still a good book to read, the writing style is easy to follow and it would...

  3. says:

    4.5 StarsI received this book from NetGalley in exchanges for an honest and unbiased review of the book.This book took me by complete surprise I went into relatively blank as I didn t want to be spoiled as to what this book was going to be about, so when the main event happened, so even the prologue took me by surprise I enjoy the feeling of going into a book completely blank and uncovering everything while you re reading it, whether that s good or bad Sometimes descriptions and trailers give too much away But what I m about to says in the description, but I ll try not to give spoilers.The story follows Air Ariadne and Christopher and their journey and story after the plane, UKFlyer0217 from Heathrow has gone missing Both of them have someone on that flight, or think they have someone on that flight as Air goes into complete denial She goes on a journey of her own, as she booked a completely different flight for her brother Blake, so why did he get on this flight Still holding on hope that he got on the flight she booked for him and he got confused and sent her the wrong details Christopher however, knows his dad was on the flight, as his dad was the pilot and he keeps seeing his face ...

  4. says:

    I started this book with no expectations at all and was completely taken by surprise This book was beautifully written There were moments of extreme calmness then I d remember what exactly what the novel was about Some parts made me laugh and then I would think about the main characters, so young and what they were having to cope with As Far as the Stars was totally ...

  5. says:

    Air s job has always been to wrangle her older brother, and this weekend is the most important mission of all get him to their sister s wedding in time to sing the song he composed for her But he s taken the wrong plane, and as she waits in the airport rumours start circulating the plane went down It s crashed into the sea No survivors.Determined to prove he wasn t on it, she starts out for the airport he was supposed to arrive at Accompanied by a teenage boy who also has a relative on the missing flight, she crosses America in a desperate bid to save the wedding.Road trip books are always strange for me they re almost all set in a America, and I have only a very hazy idea of America s geography, so I never really know if the trip described is long, short, difficult or anything else This one, though, very effectively conveys the sort of numb panic that sets in when there s literally nothing to do but keep moving forward I did get a little confused about the timingI was sure several days had passed in the car, but then someone comments that it all happened two days ago, but it can t have been that long I was probably thrown off by the...

  6. says:

    There s a wedding to attend, a family in peril, a sister in crisis mode Meanwhile Blake is nowhere to be found and many wonder is this some cruel hoax, a joke, a skipping out of sorts It began with his sis Air Ariadne purchasing a plane ticket to London but resulted in a possible wrong purchase or even a mix up with the schedule and Blake getting on the wrong plane.Whatever the case may be the result could be tragic after learning that UkFlyer0217 was delayed and then labeled missing.How can an entire plane go missing As the story progresses we learn of Christopher a man of many talents including model airplanes and art with a story to tell His parents made him feel abandoned, isolated, worthless and now his father we learn was piloting the plane and may have made a grave error in judgement.Was it mechanica...

  7. says:

    3.5 rounded down because AIR IS SUCH AN ANNOYING CHARACTER I couldn t stand her and I m supposed to sympathise with her I loved the idea and the writing, but I hated Air She was rude, selfish, naive, and just plain irritating.

  8. says:

    Find my full review here FAR AS THE STARS is a slow burning book about overwhelming grief Air Ariadne is a high schooler with heaps of responsibility on her shoulders She has been her brother s keeper for years, and right now, there is an extra weight in doing so Blake, her older brother, is a musician touring England, and he s a bit of a free spirit He lost his phone and didn t have enough money to book the flight he needed, so Air had to do it for him again This time, she booked the flight into Nashville rather than the usual DC, because they have to be at their sister s wedding.She is on her way from DC to Nashville to pick him up when she gets his text that he is boarding and will arrive in Dulles DC at 10 15 When she questions him, he responds that yes, he is going to Dulles Air assumes he must have switched the ticket or booked a different one, forgetting that she was supposed to meet him in Nashville She rushes back to DC only to learn that the flight is delayed and then missing But Blake was never supposed to be on that flight, so maybe he is actually in Nashville.Christopher is folding paper and waiting for his father, who was on the same flight, but begins to talk to Air and then ends up accompanying her on her roadtrip from DC to Tennessee Along the way, they talk about their families and lives, connecting on a deeper level.What I loved This book is a really deep character st...

  9. says:

    Sometimes there are books that can create an emotional bridge between the reader and the story It s not the same as being completely enamoured by characters, a plot or experiencing empathy and a rush of emotions for certain elements of a story It s the kind of bridge that connects words and heart.The story is about two young people who become connected forever when a plane goes missing with their loved ones on board Air thinks there has been a mix up and Christopher isn t willing to speak about his own truth just yet.Air takes Christopher on a road trip of sorts In a way she is revisiting places she has been with her brother in the hope he will either be there waiting or hoping she will be able to feel him while she is there Air keeps that sliver of hope alive for herself and for the readers Perhaps it isn t beyond the realms of all possibilities that Blake could pop up somewhere along the route he definitely got on a different plane, right I m not sure if I can capture exactly why this story evoked such a visceral reaction in me, perhaps because I can understand the need to hold on to hope, even ...

  10. says:

    I read about half of this book before skipping to the end to see the resolution which I thought was poignant and made me wish of the book had been about Air s family coming to terms with the plane crash rather than about Air and Christopher making what feels like an overlong and somewhat pointless road trip I d have engaged with As Far as the Stars if its focus had been on sibling relationships, as I felt Air, Jude and Blake had an interesting dynamic between them The part I enjoyed reading most was the phone call Air and Jude have where Jude explains her reasons for wanting to get married.So why did I stop at the midway point and skip ahead For me, once Air and Christopher leave the airport and go on their road trip, the story started feeling overlong, and like it was drifting For example, it takes a good hundred something before we find out Christopher s dad was the pilot something which is clear to the reader from the first few pages I didn t find it believable that Air wouldn t at least have asked Christopher what his dad s job was before this point, given how much they ve been talking about him which made her anger when Christopher reveals what his father does feel contrived, something which happened because the plot said it had to than because it was org...

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