02 May, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Today we are waiting for Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake!

TW// rape. Today we have a contemporary YA dealing with serious stuff.

Publication date: May 15th, 2018
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

"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 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.

It's not a book I would read because I get mad af when I read about these serious matters and therefore I don't get to enjoy the book but I think it's important to spread the word and let people read it if they can.

Are you excited about Girl Made of Stars?


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