Starworld

Audrey Coulthurst (Author) Paula Garner (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
April 16, 2019
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.4 X 1.4 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780763697563

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About the Author

Audrey Coulthurst is the author of the YA fantasy novels Of Fire and Stars and Inkmistress. She lives in Santa Monica, California.

Paula Garner is the author of the YA novels Phantom Limbs and Relative Strangers. She lives in the Chicago area.

Reviews

An unlikely friendship blossoms between two high school seniors...in the deft hands of co-authors Coulthurst (Inkmistress, 2018, etc.) and Garner (Relative Strangers, 2018, etc.), the well-realized main characters and deeply insightful descriptions of complex emotions combine into an unusually thoughtful novel...Readers seeking characters facing challenges with honesty, bravery, and kindness will appreciate this book with its reminder that our outward lives often don't reflect who we really are.
--Kirkus Reviews

Sensitively attentive to the walls teens erect between their family life and their school personae, as well as to the misunderstandings that emerge when people have different approaches to and understandings of emotional expression, this portrayal of two very different girls finding common ground will resonate with people of various identities, cliques, and fandoms.
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

The story offers plenty of growth for both as the girls come to a new understanding of the challenges in their lives, and a realistic open ending without a neat tie-up adds greatly...a well-wrought story about the pitfalls and rewards of friendship. -
--School Library Journal

Audrey Coulthurst (Of Fire and Stars) and Paula Garner (Phantom Limbs) tactfully navigate the girls' relationship and Sam's attraction to Zoe as her "Be a robot. Feel nothing" mantra inevitably fails. Told in alternating chapters from each girl's perspective, Starworld extols the value of friendship and shows how self-acceptance can come from being oneself with others.
--Shelf Awareness for Readers

If you value the power of online relationships, be it through fandom or ones that helped you to keep you connected to old friends, add Starworld to your to-read list.
--Hypable (blog)

A warm, funny, and heartfelt escape from reality.
--Teen Librarian Toolbox (blog)