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Girl Made of Stars
Girl Made of Stars | Ashley Herring Blake
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For readers of Girl in Pieces and The Way I Used to Be comes an emotionally gripping story about facing hard truths in the aftermath of sexual assault.
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wideeyedreader
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I was stuck between this book and Stardust for #star, but chose this one because I really liked it and it needs some attention! #ayupaugust

Cinfhen Beautiful cover😍tagging @Kalalalatja I think this book might interest you xx 2mo
squirrelbrain It is a gorgeous cover! 2mo
Kalalalatja Thanks for tag @Cinfhen I already have it stacked, so you were right 💕 2mo
Cinfhen Thought so @Kalalalatja 😉❣️ 2mo
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DebinHawaii
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#AyupAugust
#There‘s a stack of books #UnderneathTheStars and on my shelves. Here are 7 “starry” titles. The 3 on the left are unread on my Kindle & the 4 to the right I have read and enjoyed. The tagged book is a recent YA read & very good, as is “Where the Forest Meets the Stars.” 🌠⭐️✨💫🌟

Cinfhen Like all these celestial titles 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 2mo
squirrelbrain I used Where the Forest Meets the Stars for this prompt - I really enjoyed it! 2mo
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DebinHawaii
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Well-written YA book that can be tough to read-triggering but also very empowering. Mara's twin brother is accused of raping one of her best friends & she is having a hard time reconciling the brother she loves, tells stories & stargazers with on the roof with his horrible act. There's not a perfect ending in a story like this but it's handled sensitively & realistically & echoes the world we live in. It would be great to discuss with older teens

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DebinHawaii
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On the upper patio of the coffeeshop today because there's a nice breeze & it rained earlier & it's a bit drier up here. Avocado toast, cold brew with coconut milk & a couple of chapters of this library YA e-book before I run errands. I had the print copy but wasn't getting to it & it was due back today, but the e-book was available. I often have better luck squeezing books in on my e-reader in little time pockets that come up. Happy Saturday.☀️

SheilaChew Love your view! 3mo
DebinHawaii @SheilaChew Thank you! 🤗I am lucky to live close enough to enjoy it. 3mo
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4.5 stars
I knew nothing about the author going in to this book yet I know she understands and must have lived through much of what is contained in this book. At times it was hard to read because I just wanted justice for Hannah and Mara and all those who have been violated. But the author keeps it real and doesn‘t shy away from the hard questions or the consequences of actions which, in this case, are life changing.

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GatheringBooks
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#SongsOfSummer Day 3: Fats shared her Summer Reading Club reads from her library in Wooster, Ohio, last year - #SummertimeBlues. She is hoping to read more this year. Here is the full list along with her reviews for each of the books. https://wp.me/pDlzr-iIM

OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 😎 4mo
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RiseoftheReader
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“In this must read story about sexual abuse and allegations of rape. Mara learns that nothing is harder than telling the truth and letting your voice be heard.“ --Crossroad Reviews

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DebbieGrillo
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I finished this one yesterday morning. It was a fantastic read for our high school community book club. Perfect for discussion amongst parents, teachers and teens. It deals with themes of LGBTQ, rape, rape culture, me too movement, sibling and family relationships, and friendship.

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DebbieGrillo
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"We don't know who any of us are. Years under the same roof and we're all strangers, circling one another and living with happy illusions..."

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DebbieGrillo
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BacklistReader Love that mug 6mo
DebbieGrillo @MyLittleLibrary I love it too! My friend got if for me at Christmas time. It comes from Ten Thousand Villages. 6mo
BacklistReader @DebbieGrillo I‘ll have to go check them out. 6mo
Zelma Perfect morning. 6mo
Scochrane26 I love ten thousand villages stuff, especially the soap. 6mo
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DebbieGrillo
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I love cemeteries too!

JacqMac Me too! They are so peaceful. 6mo
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DebbieGrillo
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1. Tagged
2. The Magician King by Lev Grossman
3. Wicked Saints by Emily Duncan
The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman
Kid Gloves by Lucy Knisley

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Jas16
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Thank you so much for the birthday surprise @dariazeoli ! I have been wanting to read this book after reading all of the Litsy reviews. It was such a wonderful email to receive amidst all of the spam and I am so grateful!

Jee_HookedOnBookz Is your kindle email the same as your email add? 7mo
dariazeoli You‘re welcome! Happy Birthday again 😊 7mo
Jas16 @Jee_HookedOnBookz Yes which keeps things easy. 7mo
CBee Happy birthday ♥️ 7mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Jas16 I agree. I regret having a different one for mine 😔 7mo
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LilMrmd79
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I loved this book. Very timely message. Very powerful story.

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Chasingmermaids
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An emotional roller coaster that deals with rape and when it hits close to home. Also extremely queer which is always a huge plus.

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Beachesnbooks
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Hey Littens! I checked out both of these from my library but I can‘t decide which to read first. What do you think? I posted a poll on my instagram stories but it‘s a tie 😂

MayJasper I would go for the one on the left. I like it's cover most. 9mo
Beachesnbooks @MayJasper Me too! It‘s a gorgeous cover. 9mo
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HeathersReadingHideaway
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[#BookReview] Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake. I really know how to pick one of the most heartbreaking books as my first of the year. This book was gorgeously written and absolutely soul crushing. I think it‘s such an important book to read, if you can handle triggering topics such as sexual assault. I cannot recommend it enough! ⭐️📚

https://heathersreadinghideaway.blogspot.com/2019/01/book-review-girl-made-of-st...

Louise Thanks for mentioning this author. I hadn‘t heard of her before but have added a couple of her books to my “get from the library” list. 9mo
HeathersReadingHideaway @Louise I hope you like them!! I also loved her book How To Make A Wish. I have her others on my TBR for this year! :) 9mo
Louise Thanks for the tip! I‘m interested in her soon-to-be-released book The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James. It sounds like she is an author who takes on big subjects that can affect young people. 9mo
HeathersReadingHideaway @Louise oooh I‘ll look into that!! Thank you! 9mo
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pocketmermaid
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I‘m trying to read all of the books on Buzzfeed‘s list: “16 Queer Books We Loved in 2018.” https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kirbybeaton/best-queer-lgbt-ya-books-2018

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OceanPoppy
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This one made you think about what would happen if the person you loved most in the world did something horrible. I felt for the main character, I don‘t know if I could believe my twin brother raped my good friend.

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samesfoley
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Finally getting around to this one ✨

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saheffernan
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Imagine someone who is your tightest bond has committed an unspeakable crime against one of your best friends. Forced to deal with her own deep dark fears and the wave for pain in which her twin brother has created Mara stumbles, falls, and gets back up again to find her own voice in this incredible and extremely relevant tale. A strong message for girls I loved this book. I devoured this book

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Book_Fairy_Mary
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Definitely a heavy read but one worth picking up.

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Lovesbooks87
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What would you do if your twin was accused of sexually assaulting one of your best friends. This is what Mara is faced with. Her twin Owen says it didn't happen the way Hannah says it did. Who is telling the truth. Mara is also working through some of her own issues that have yet to come to light. This book was so heartbreaking and I felt all the emotions from all of the characters.

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Zbayardo
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Wow. Just wow. What a range of emotions when things aren‘t that easy.

LostAtTheLibrary This is currently in the pile next to my bed. I have had to force myself to finish my current book because I‘m soooo excited to read it 1y
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Cityofamber
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This book was so good. But heartbreaking.

Jess7 This is a daily kindle deal today, I think! 1y
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mskayla07
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Amazing! So important and honest and sad but also a little hopeful. 5/5 🌟

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ravenlee
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Oh my god, this book. I found it on the new display at the library, and I'm so glad I did (think I was the first check-out, too).

Mara's world turns upside down when one of her best friends accuses Mara's twin brother of rape. Their school divides, their family gets "on the same page" about what happened that night, and Mara's past trauma comes back to haunt.

First person, present tense narrative brings the drama to life (continued in comments)

ravenlee as Mara stumbles through a maze of loyalties, trust, and broken dreams. Diversity of sexuality and gender issues, a look at rape culture and its various misogynistic manifestations...so much more than I expected in this book. Go! Read it! 1y
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StellarDoc
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Tonight I used a decoy, so I don't have to fight in order to read before bed. #Ash #Ashhole #CatsOfLitsy

TheLibrarian Smart move! 1y
Slajaunie 😂 1y
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This was recommended by a BookTuber that I just started to watch, and I hope it pulls me out of my mini reading slump! Based on the description alone, it seems a bit like the YA version of The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall, as it‘s about two teenage twins, Mara and Owen, and the fallout that occurs when Owen is accused of rape.

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BooksAreTheNewBlack
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This book is intense and will make you cry! It‘s so worth it though. Blake takes on the rape culture and she does a good job. There‘s a lot of things going on that it sometimes can lose focus on the main plot. Overall, great read!

Full review here: https://booksarethenewblackblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/18/girl-made-of-stars-by-a...

#bookblog #bookreview

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AshleyKorinE
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Oh this book broke all my hearts and inside pieces. This book is so good and so sad and just so much and I loved it. I loved Mara and I felt her struggle, I hurt for Hannah and Charlie is just the best friend. I originally said I didn‘t want a book with sexual violence because it‘s something I‘m not good with but I‘m so glad I picked this one up. Watching to girls struggle and overcome just lets me know I‘m not alone and it‘s okay to hurt. ♥️

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ephemeralwaltz
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#TBRTemptation post!

*Bitch* magazine just shared this one on Instagram and it sounds so good! Two twins torn apart when one's best friend accuses the other of raping her... I'm sure this will be a gripping and important read!

BekaReid That sounds intense! 1y
Kalalalatja Sounds like my kind of book! 1y
GatheringBooks wow indeed! 1y
ephemeralwaltz @Kalalalatja I had a feeling you might be interested! @GatheringBooks I know!! 1y
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This was amazing! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Yawednesdays
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I can not wait for Ashley Herring Blake's GIRL MADE OF STARS!!
#ya #girlmadeofstars #ashleyherringblake

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ReadingSusan
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This book was heart rending. It takes a different look at what happens to a girl when a crime is committed in her community and the accused is close to her. Is it worse for her if she believes him innocent or if she believes him guilty? I love the diversity of the book and I think this is an important story.

kate_reads I‘ve been shoving this book at people for months 😝 glad there‘s more people to gush with!! 2y
ReadingSusan @kate_reads yes! I plan on doing the same! It‘s a must read. 2y
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Citymouse
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Wow. What a gut-punch of a book. This is exactly the story we need at this moment and I hope you all pre-order, request from the library etc.

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kate_reads
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What do you do when someone you love is accused of rape? How can your feelings about them NOT change?

This book, you guys, THIS BOOK. 💔 So important.

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I've made a short list of some books I want to read during 2018 - do you see any that you've read?

tif Nonethat I've read but plenty that are also on my list for this year! 2y
batsy I very much enjoyed Kissing the Witch (if it's the Emma Donoghue one) and look forward to getting around to Jesmyn Ward. 2y
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dastevensish The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For is one of my favorite books ever! And the few others I‘ve read (Marbles, Kissing the Witch, and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes) were all pretty darn good too. Hope you enjoy your entire list! Btw, you have lovely handwriting. 😊 2y
RebelReader Beautiful handwriting 2y
whatthelog @tif Yay, which ones are you looking forward to in particular? 2y
whatthelog @Cinfhen I'm SO looking forward to that one! 2y
whatthelog @batsy I've heard so much about Kissing the Witch, I need to read it soon! 2y
whatthelog @dastevensish I'm sure I will! And thank you @RebelReader 2y
tif @whatthelog probably Essential Dykes to Watch Out For and Sing, Unburied, Sing. But my list is so long I feel I'll never get through them all! 2y
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kate_reads
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Some fantabulous #bookmail today—including my @bookriot SEASON‘S READINGS sweatshirt.

PS I finished book 400 this morning!!! 🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾

Cinfhen Wow 😮 incredible!!! 2y
rachelsbrittain So cute! And congrats 🎉🎊 2y
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So I actually managed to come away from #Wordstock this Sat with LESS books than I got signed (I was VERY restrained...we also ran out of time and energy to spend too long in #Powells). The bottom 2 are signed by authors there, April Henry and Amber Keyser, and check it out, I got one of those ARCs USED in the store; it hasn‘t been released yet! Next time, me and @Acgamble88 must do the whole day in #Powells. Anyone else for a #Portland roadtrip?

That-Bookish-Hiker I have found a lot of arcs in the Powell‘s in downtown. I forgot my April Henry book at home so I couldn‘t get it signed. 😩 2y
kamoorephoto @That-Bookish-Hiker I couldn‘t make it to her talk, but I tried...I was racing around, although I had her other book with me. I picked the other one up in the store (I think she went in there and signed them all)... 2y
Acgamble88 I could camp out in Powell‘s for a week and still want more! 2y
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kamoorephoto @Acgamble88 We will have to do it...and get some other WA/OR Littens to meet up with us @That-Bookish-Hiker @MinDea 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker A meet up in Portland would be awesome! 2y
Serotonin @kamoorephoto @That-Bookish-Hiker I‘m in Portland too!! 2y
kamoorephoto @Serotonin Hi there! Between Portland and Seattle, we are going to have to do these meetups down there and then some up here! It would be so fun! 2y
Serotonin @kamoorephoto sweet 👍 2y
MinDea @Serotonin I keep meaning to send an email out to everyone about a PNW Listsy meetup but have been crazy busy! Will try to send one soon. I'll tag you in the post to get your info! 2y
Marmie7 I live halfway between #seattle and #portland. I could do either! 2y
kamoorephoto @Marmie7 Whereabouts?! 2y
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Skyfullofzoes Is this book in a series? 2y
Cwade I think it's a stand alone. 2y
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