Connect the Stars by Marisa de los Santos and David Teague
Middle-school can be tough, and Audrey Alcott and Aaron Archer both feel like misfits at their schools. They both have special gifts too…Audrey knows when people lie, and Aaron has an encyclopedic memory.
When Audrey and Aaron meet at a six-week wilderness survival camp, they are paired on the same team with two other campers and must undergo challenges designed by the camp founder and former football player, Jared Eastbrook.
I loved that this book addressed bullying, and developing friendships within a great story about the West Texas wilderness and survival. Don’t pass this one up by assuming it might be another “problem” novel about middle school. Even though the characters are a bit older than the typical juvenile novel, I think it would be a great book to read together as a family or in a classroom.
I hope you like Connect the Stars as much as I did!