Full Flight, Ashley Schumacher

Two teens face each other. In their sweaters are scenes, in the female's, is a band, in the male's, a silhouette couple

After reading Amelia Unabridged last year, I knew I had to get my hands on an ARC of Full Flight.

“I feel homesick for a place I’ve never been.”

When it comes to playing music, Weston knows what he wants. When it comes to life outside of band? His world has crumbled apart, and he’s carrying a lot of hurt. What’s worse is that the rumors spread around school have labeled him an outcast. Anna knows to look past the gossip. She wants to give Weston a chance, especially if it means she can perform the band duet, so the spot isn’t given to someone else. Maybe while they’re practicing together, each of them will peel back the layers to see the people they are underneath.

“…I quietly collect them, the moments that make me hungry for something I’ve never tasted…”

Oh, oh my. This book, the feels, be prepared. While reading, I highlighted so many things that resonated with me and will stay with me for a long time. Both Anna and Weston have incredible insight into the world. They feed off each other, making the banter incredibly amusing. I love the honesty and rawness in the way they communicate. This is an absolutely beautiful read. If you haven’t read Schumacher before, you need to start asap. Thank you, St. Martin’s, for sending this along!

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Full Flight is available for Amazon, Bookshop, and B&N.

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.

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