Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Stella by Helen Eve


17-year-old Stella Hamilton is the star blazing at the heart of Temperley High. Leader of the maliciously exclusive elite, she is surrounded by adulation; envied and lusted after in equal measure. And she is in the final stage of a five-year campaign to achieve her destiny: love with her equally popular male equivalent, and triumph as Head Girl on election night.
By contrast, new girl Caitlin Clarke has until now lived a quietly conformist life in New York. With the collapse of her parents’ marriage she has been sent across the Atlantic for an English boarding school education, only to discover that at Temperley, the only important rules are the unwritten ones. It's a world of the beautiful and the dangerous, and acceptance means staying on the right side of Stella Hamilton, the most beautiful and dangerous of them all.
Not everyone is happy to be under the Hamilton rule. But fighting the system means treading the same dark path as Stella - and if Caitlin puts a foot wrong, it's a long way down . . .


This is a guest review from my sister Alex:

I really did enjoy this book. I don't read that often, usually when I start a book it takes me a couple months to finish, that's if I ever do finish. But to my surprise I finished 'Stella' in less than a week, so it just goes to show you how much I loved it. I couldn't put it down.

'Stella' is about one teenage girl called Caitlin who moves from America to the UK with her father to attend a boarding school. At this boarding school there's this amazing popular girl called Stella. Everybody loves her and wants to be her, but there is more to Stella than what you may think. 'Stella' is written in first person from two different people, one being Stella and the other Caitlin. I like the fact it is written this way so you get to see the opinion from both characters. I found it changed which character I liked best. At the beginning I preferred Caitlin but nearer to the end I preferred Stella. 

I didn't find this difficult at all to read, that's why I read it so quickly. I also went to a boarding school (I wasn't a boarder thank goodness!) there where some bits I could relate to. Not drastically just small elements which made the book even more interesting. 
This is 'Helen Eve's ' first published book and I look forward to reading more from her. 
Fantastic read, awesome :) 

5/5


Stella is available from Amazon UK and Waterstones

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