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Every Soul a Star: A Novel

  Mass, Wendy


Publisher: Little, Brown and Co.
Number of Pages: 322
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Genres:

Realistic fiction

Material Type/Location:

Youth Fiction

Reading Level:

4-5
6-8

Awards:

Voice of Youth Award Nominee

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Why I liked this title:

Ally, Bree, and Jack are three adolescents who probably wouldn’t have spoken to each other if they were in the same school. When a solar eclipse brings them together at the Moon Shadow campground, they end up making an indelible mark on each other’s lives. Ally and Bree’s lives are in the process of being turned upside down. Ally’s parents, the owners of the campground, want to move the family away from the campground so that Ally and her brother can have a “normal” childhood. Bree’s parents have decided to leave the rat race of city life behind and run the campground. Bree, a self-absorbed girl who desires to be a model, is horrified that she is going to be removed from friends and school. Jack is an overweight, reclusive young man who comes to the campground accompanying his science teacher’s eclipse tour. He does so for the sole purpose that if he does this he won’t have to take summer school. Together, the three of them will experience remarkable changes while preparing for the eclipse.

Reviewed by: Linda Sawyer on 6/15/2009

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