In Red at Night, Stella and Jonah are total opposites. She’s the girl with purple hair from the wrong part of town. He’s a high school senior who hangs with the cool crowd. Until a car accident leaves him haunted by guilt, and Jonah starts spending time at Stella’s favorite refuge…the local cemetery. Stella knows she should keep her distance–after all, she spent her girlhood being bullied by Jonah’s friends. Once he’s sorted out his tangled emotions, Jonah won’t have time for her anymore. Too bad she’s already fallen for him.
This book was like a breath of fresh air for me. Normally I wouldn’t read books this short, but something about it being shorter fit the story perfectly. Stella is a girl who is a bit different with her favorite past time being that she hangs out at the local cemetery. She doesn’t know anyone there, but it doesn’t stop her from visiting the dead. Jonah is a lost soul after a car accident leaves him questioning his life choices as of late. Feeling guilty, Jonah goes to visit his source of guilt and instead finds the purple haired girl who takes him as he is.
This was such a cute and original story that I read the thing in an hour. I got tangled in the web of Jonah and Stella. Two people so different yet so similar underneath the social outward appearance they both wear. To me this was kind of like Gus and Hazel Grace. And if you don’t know who those two people are, then I recommend you go look up the name John Green on Google and find out for yourself. Both of the characters were beyond their years and had this funny way of talking with each other. And in that way it reminded me of Gus and Hazel. But I love that aspect because it gives the story a touch of originality. I loved these two and the journey they went on. Both found their way in this adorable romance and I love the fact that it showed people can. They just have to be willing.
Red at Night earns a brilliant five stars from me.