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Title: Full Flight
Author: Ashley Schumacher
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: February 22, 2022
Page Count: 298
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
Everyone else in the tiny town of Enfield, Texas, calls fall football season, but for the forty-three members of the Fighting Enfield Marching Band, it’s contest season. And for new saxophonist Anna James, it’s her first chance to prove herself as the great musician she’s trying hard to be.
When she’s assigned a duet with mellophone player Weston Ryan, the boy her small-minded town thinks of as nothing but trouble, she’s equal parts thrilled and intimidated. But as he helps her with the duet, and she sees the smile he seems to save just for her, she can’t help but feel like she’s helping him with something too.
When her strict parents find out she’s been secretly seeing him and keep them apart, Anna and Weston learn what it truly means to fight for something they love. With the marching contest nearing and the two falling hard for one another, the unthinkable happens, and Anna is left grappling for a way forward without Weston.
Ashley Schumacher’s Full Flight is about how first love shapes us—even after it’s gone.
Full Flight by Ashley Schumacher is a young adult contemporary romance novel. The story in Full Flight is one that is told by alternating the point of view between the two main characters of Anna and Weston.
Anna James is a member of the Fighting Enfield Marching Band in Enfield, Texas and while most in the town are football obsessed the band is also going strong. Anna really wants to improve her saxophone playing but is hesitant when she’s paired with Weston Ryan.
Weston is the boy that is known as trouble around the small town so of course Anna knows her parents would not approve. Slightly intimidated of Weston at first Anna really gets to know him as he helps her practice and before she knows it Anna develops strong feelings for the bad boy.
Young adult contemporary novels are not ones that I’m drawn to often but last year I read Amelia Unabridged by Ashley Schumacher and loved it so of course I had to pick Full Flight up too. Now while I enjoyed this story I don’t think it was quite as strong as the first as that was one that would really grab your heart right from the start but of course this one also pulls at to the heartstrings but in a different way. Regardless, I still enjoyed this story and thought the characters were likable so I’d definitely return to this author again.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
ASHLEY SCHUMACHER is the author of Amelia Unabridged and Full Flight and has a degree in creative writing from the University of North Texas. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s either singing Disney songs, finding new and exciting ways to pester her family, or trying to find her inside voice, which has been sadly missing since birth. She lives in a small town north of Dallas with her husband, son, and more books than is strictly necessary.