Under the Lights by Abbi Glines

cover88432-mediumUnder the Lights (The Field Party #2) by Abbie Glines is a young adult book that is leaning more tot he mature YA audience. I did not read the first book in the series. This review is based on this book and this book alone. Coming into the second book of the series I had a lot of questions which I do not recommend. As a reading it resulted in a lot of unnecessary questions and confusion.

At the beginning of the book Willa came back to Lawton after moving away with her mom. She has been through some terrible and traumatic experiences. As a kid, her best friends were Brady and Gunner. There has been a lot of times that has passed since she last saw them. Willa is not worried about boys or friends right now, her focus is on getting through her senior year of high school and making her Nonna proud. 

Gunner has money, but while he has money he has a terrible family. Brady is the opposite. He does not have a lot of money, but he is the star quarterback and he has a wonderful family. When the Gunner and Brady notice Willa is back, both are fascinated with her. 

Brady and Gunner have been best friends since they were kids. Gunner is going through a difficult time. Gunner feels safe talking about his issues with Willa since he feels that Willa is able to truly understand him. Before when Willa lived in Lawton she had a secret crush on Brady but now Gunner is in the picture and she is not sure what to do. Throughout the story there are ups and down. There is confusion. There are arguments but through it all they remained friends. 

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars. 

I received this book from Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing and Simon Pulse via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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