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Every Soul A Star

By Wendy Mass (Trade Paperback, 2009)
And as streams of light fan out behind the darkened sun like the wings of a butterfly, I realize that I never saw real beauty until now.

At Moon Shadow, an isolated campground, thousands have gathered to catch a glimpse of a rare and extraordinary total eclipse of the sun. Three lives are about to be changed forever:

Ally:
Ally likes the simple things in life-labyrinths, star-gazing, and comet-hunting. Her home, the moon shadow campground, is a part of who she is. She refuses to imagine it any other way.

Bree:
Popular, gorgeous (everybody says so), a future homecoming queen for sure. Bree wears her beauty like a suit of armor. But what is she trying to hide?

Jack:
Overweight and awkward, jack is used to spending a lot of time alone. But when opportunity knocks, he finds himself in situations he never would have imagined.


Told from three distinct voices and perspectives, Wendy Mass weaves an intricate and compelling story about strangers coming together, unlikely friendships, and finding one's place in the universe.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $7.00 US/$8.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316002578

    • On Sale Date: 09/01/2009

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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And as streams of light fan out behind the darkened sun like the wings of a butterfly, I realize that I never saw real beauty until now.

At Moon Shadow, an isolated campground, thousands have gathered to catch a glimpse of a rare and extraordinary total eclipse of the sun. Three lives are about to be changed forever:

Ally:
Ally likes the simple things in life-labyrinths, star-gazing, and comet-hunting. Her home, the moon shadow campground, is a part of who she is. She refuses to imagine it any other way.

Bree:
Popular, gorgeous (everybody says so), a future homecoming queen for sure. Bree wears her beauty like a suit of armor. But what is she trying to hide?

Jack:
Overweight and awkward, jack is used to spending a lot of time alone. But when opportunity knocks, he finds himself in situations he never would have imagined.


Told from three distinct voices and perspectives, Wendy Mass weaves an intricate and compelling story about strangers coming together, unlikely friendships, and finding one's place in the universe.

Wendy Mass is the New York Times bestselling author of The Candymakers, the ALA Schneider Family Award winner A Mango-Shaped Space, Leap Day, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall, and Every Soul a Star. Wendy lives in New Jersey with her husband and their twins. Her website is www.wendymass.com.
  • Praise for Every Soul a Star:
    [star] "Readers who like... Lynne Rae Perkins's Criss Cross and Jerry Spinelli's Stargirl books will also enjoy this compelling and through-provoking story." - School Library Journal, starred review

    "Confirming her mastery of the middle-grade novel, Mass combines astronomy and storytelling for a well-balanced look at friendships and the role they play in shaping identity." - Publishers Weekly

    Praise for Heaven Looks A Lot Like the Mall
    "Funny, thought-provoking, and at times heartbreaking, this story will entertain and inspire readers."
    --School Library Journal

    Praise for Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life:
    "This exquisitely executed plot twist, combined with an ending that requires a few tissues, makes this soulful novel one not to miss."
    --Publishers Weekly, starred review

    Praise for Leap Day:
    "Highlights the potentially life-altering results of our most fleeting daily interactions."
    --The Horn Book

    Praise for A Mango-Shaped Space:
    ALA Schneider Family Award

    "From the moment I read a story by Wendy Mass I knew she was a writer to watch."
    --Judy Blume

  • (School Library Journal).

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Every Soul A Star
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $7.00 US/$8.00 CAN
  • Pages: 336
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316002578
  • On Sale Date: 09/01/2009
Every Soul A Star