Title: Island Eyes, Island Skies
Author: Richard Levine
Publisher: Feathered Tale Books
Publication Date: January 5, 2011
AR Levels: TBD
Goodreads Link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13824887-island-eyes-island-skies
In a nutshell: Rob and D.C. are just two normal teens who meet at a party and find that spark between them, but when family tragedy strikes each of them separately, their flame is cut short. Fortunately, Rob and D.C. get a second chance at love and help each other process their grief.
I'd recommend it to grades: 6th and up
I'd recommend it to: younger teens and tweens struggling through first love and/or tragedy
What I liked most about this book: I enjoyed hearing this story told from the perspectives of both Rob and D.C. It's interesting to see what's going on in their heads while experiencing the same events. It makes their characters easy for tweens to relate to as well.
Single favorite moment (without getting spoiler-y): The dance/party scene in the beginning rings so true for awkward tween gatherings. It's both funny and painful to read!
Star rating (where 5 stars is awesome and 0 stars is atrocious): 3 stars
*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.