"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|
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Girl Made of Stars Reviews
When we originally meet Mara, she is still hurting from a recent break up from her best-friend-turned-girlfriend Charlie--trying to figure out what their new 'normal' is going to look like.
But then Mara's life is flipped upside down and she is faced with an either bigger heartbreak. Mara's twin brother, Owen, has been accused of raping Mara's (other) best friend, Hannah. Mara is faced with a heartbreaking battle between belief in her best friend and coming to terms with the fact that her own br ...more
I'M CRYING. THIS COVER IS THE PRETTIEST THING I'VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE.
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.
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
This is not a book I am worthy of reviewing. This is a masterpiece of human emotion, of writing, of character development. It is March whenever-I-finished-this-review and this is still the best book I have read this year.
Girl Made of Stars follows Mara, whose twin brother Owen has been accused of rape by Mara’s best friend.
There is something about this book that just hit me. The characters feel like completely real people, to a degree that is almost terrifying. The themes are perfectly handled. ...more
I feel wrung out emotionally after reading this. This was my first Ashley Herring Blake novel, and I’m going to pick up her other books as soon as I can. Her writing was beautiful and strong. She handled such a devastating topic really well, and in a way that was realistic, brutal, and yet hopeful.
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.
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