"I need Owen to explain this. Because yes, I do know that Owen would never do that, but I also know Hannah would never lie about something like that."Mara and Owen are about as close as twins can get. So when Mara's friend Hannah accuses Owen of rape, Mara doesn't know what to think. Can the brother she loves really be guilty of such a violent crime? Torn between the family she loves and her own sense of right and wrong, Mara is feeling lost, and it doesn't help that things have been strained with her ex-girlfriend and best friend since childhood, Charlie.As Mara, Hannah, and Charlie navigate this new terrain, Mara must face a trauma from her own past and decide where Charlie fits in her future. With sensitivity and openness, this timely novel confronts the difficult questions surrounding consent, victim blaming, and sexual assault....
|Title||:||Girl Made of Stars|
|Number of Pages||:||426 pages|
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Girl Made of Stars Reviews
It's 2am and I couldn't care less, I would have sacrificed my entire night of sleep to read on. This was amazing. RTC.
i haven't the FOGGIEST idea what to rate this book, which might be one of the most important ones i've ever read.
review and rating to come, i guess.
EVERYTHING HURTS AND I CAN'T STOP READING
I honestly have no idea what I can even say. I can't even begin to express what this book means. My heart hurts.
Full RTC and a rating I'm just an emotional mess atm.
Review also on my blog
I received an arc from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I read How to Make a Wish a few months ago and absolutely loved it and I was excited to see the author was coming out with more. Like her previous book, Girl Made of Stars deals with a heavy issue, that being rape. And unlike previous books that deal with rape or sexual assault, that being the rapist is the main character's brother. Not even just her brother but her twin br ...more
I beta read this for Ashley for the genderqueer character in it and I think she did a lovely job with that character who I identified very strongly with. Ashley did a good job of handling a difficult topic too imo. I'm sure the book will change somewhat between now and publication but I would definitely add this to your TBR.
This story stirred my heart.
I absolutely needed to read it when I learned it was about a girl whose twin brother is accused of sexually assaulting his girlfriend at a party. It sounds like such an impossible situation. Who do you believe? Your brother, who you’ve known since before you were born, or his girlfriend, who is also your friend?
The reason why this story moved me so much is because it was very realistic and Ashley Herring Blake has a beautiful lyrical writing style that can bring you ...more
Owen and his twin sister, Mara, have been close for their entire life--bonded by their twinhood, joint storytelling, and love of the stars--particularly their "own" constellation. But that all changes when Mara's good friend, Hannah, accuses Owen of rape. Suddenly Mara finds herself torn between her friendships and her family. Even worse, she has no one to talk to, after breaking up with her girlfriend/best friend, Charlie. Everything feels unknown and confusing. How will Mara navigate this new ...more
I honestly can’t find the perfect words right now to express how I feel about GIRL MADE OF STARS, except to tell you that it’s important, and it’s well-written, and it inspired such a strong emotional response from me.