What Stars Are Made of

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Product Details

Price
$7.99  $7.35
Publisher
Square Fish
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.6 X 1.0 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781250763297

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About the Author

Sarah Allen has been published in The Evansville Review, Allegory, and on WritersDigest. She has an MFA from Brigham Young University. Like Libby, she was born with Turner Syndrome. What Stars are Made Of is her first novel.

Reviews

"In her stunning debut middle grade novel, Allen, who was also born with Turner syndrome, explores themes of family loyalty and personal resilience and resolve, wrapping them up in a clever story of science, how the universe works and how stars can truly guide the way. What Stars Are Made Of is a tender portrait of a compassionate heroine trying to make things right in her universe and in the lives of the people she loves. Allen is a remarkable new voice in children's fiction." --BookPage, starred review

"Libby's sparkling first-person narrative is directed straight at the reader, and her optimism is infectious. . .All the primary characters shine in this impressive debut." --Booklist

"In this assured debut, science whiz Libby Monroe shines. . .Allen deftly sketches the dynamics of Libby's close-knit family, conveying Libby's anxiety when her older sister Nonny's pregnancy develops complications. . .This witty novel's heroine proves winning, whether or not she gains top prize." --Publishers Weekly

"Readers will empathize with spunky Libby's social stumbles and will root for her as she dares to dream big. A tender novel about love, loyalty, and finding yourself, this will win a place in many readers' hearts. . .An #OwnVoices novel that will be an important addition to any collection." --School Library Journal