Dream Chaser by Angie Stanton #review

Saturday, July 6, 2013
Title: Dream Chaser
Author: Angie Stanton
Publisher: CreateSpace
Date: December 4th  2011
Pages: 328
Source: bought
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Willow Thomas has a bad habit of running away from things that scare her. And most recently, she quit her high school cheer-leading squad after a terrifying fall. With time on her hands, she auditions for a musical production directed by a Broadway choreographer. Just as things are looking up, Willow discovers she will be performing opposite Eli McAvoy, the best friend she abandoned three years before. To make matters worse, the kids in the musical hate her, her singing sucks, and her dog is sick. Eli has grown up during their years apart and now possesses confidence and good looks, as well as a giant chip on his shoulder. He is in no hurry to play nice with Willow, but their entwined roles in the musical lead to entwined bodies in the backseat of his car. Just when Willow finally has her life under control, another surprise is delivered in the form of her greatest challenge yet. Will she run or finally stand and face her fears? And will Eli be there to help or turn his back on her for good?

My Thoughts:
This is one YA I am overly glad to have picked up. I loved Willow,Eli and especially Tyson! We start off meeting Willow the cheerleader, we get to read about the fall that changes everything in her life. I have never been a cheerleader, but have friends and family that are or were; so I know the amount of anxiety that goes along with the stunts. After Willow decides that she is finished with cheer-leading  she gets bamboozled into auditioning for a musical by her choral teacher and former dance teacher. At her tryout she runs into her ex best friend, and while you can see that they have a lot of animosity between them, you can almost feel the chemistry. Of course Willow gets not only the part, but she gets the lead, and will be staring opposite Eli. 

The growing of Willow, and the connection to Eli is slow and steady, and you start to want to push them together faster. Although Willow has a hard time with the other cast members, and after loosing her cheer friends, she pushes through. Everything works out in the end and while there will be tears there is more joy to the story than anything else.

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