Same Stuff as Stars

Same Stuff as Stars

Resiliency is the pulse of this story of eleven-year-old Angel. She's struggling with being a child in a world that asks her to be an adult. It's a world in which the adults around her are constantly letting her down. Her mother abandons her along with her younger brother. Her uncle, a Vietnam vet, struggles with life yet gives Angel an incredible notion to hold onto: she is made of the same stuff as the stars. How empowering would that be! Katherine Paterson believes that children deserve stories with realistic hope as they grow up. The days of fairytale endings are behind them. This story reaches into the little, dark places in the reader and pokes at them, like it or not, and then hands us the same lifeline that Angel can hold onto. 288 pages Ages 10-13

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