Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake

Girl Made of Stars

"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...

Details Girl Made of Stars

TitleGirl Made of Stars
Release DateMay 15th, 2018
PublisherHMH Books for Young Readers
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Lgbt

Reviews Girl Made of Stars

  • Emily May
    I can’t think about Owen. I can’t attach his name to Hannah on a hospital bed, bandages on her wrist, tears on her lovely face. 4 1/2 stars. I cried.Girl Made of Stars is about a situation that for the vast majority of us is not only horrifying, but unimaginable. For other feminists like me, our default is to offer compassion to rape survivors. To offer belief. To unite against the rapist. But... imagine if the alleged rapist was your closest...
  • Lala BooksandLala
    flawlessly heart wrenching
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    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 a...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    What else is there to do? What else is there for any girl to do, when everyone but her can forget everything like a random bad dream? After breaking up with her girlfriend/best friend, Mara's greatest comfort comes from her twin brother, Owen - until her best friend accuses him of rape, and Mara's entire world is thrown into a whirlwind of confusion, heartbreak, and traumatic memories of her own. Let me say, first of all, that this book is one o...
  • may ➹ (semi hiatus)
    Me, thinking about this book at any moment in my life: Even girls made of stars are captives, bound at the wrists and traded like property. Even girls made of stars aren’t asked, aren’t believed, aren’t considered worth the effort unless they can offer something in return.Even girls made of stars buy into those lies sometimes. This book destroyed me. This book destroyed me and it destroyed the chances of all other books this year because I ...
  • Lola Reviewer
    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...
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    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.
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    tw: sexual assaultThis was so powerful, I wish it was a little longer though.
  • shady boots | #TheVixenWasRight
    Even girls made of stars are captives, bound at the wrists and traded like property. Even girls made of stars aren’t asked, aren’t believed, aren’t considered worth the effort unless they can offer something in return.Even girls made of stars buy into those lies sometimes. TW: Sexual assault and rape. Readers should especially take caution with Chapter Eighteen, especially those of you who have had your own experiences, because it was very ...
  • Sophie Elaina
    This book is truly fantastic! Its such an important, relevant and heart-breaking read, and the author wrote it in both a beautiful and shockingly real way. It's seriously one of the best books I’ve ever read! I'm going to try my hardest to do it justice in this review, but honestly I don't know if that's even possible because there aren't enough words that exist to describe my feelings towards it.The book follows Mara; one half of Mara and Owen...
  • Lily ☁️
    ➳ 3 1/2 starsOne or two tears may have slipped down my cheek.* I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to love a book this much & maybe I’ll even cry tears that aren’t of disappointment for once?
  • Natasha
    Review also on my blogTwitterBookstagramI received an arc from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I read How to Make a Wish a few months ago and absolutely loved it and I was excited to see the author was coming out with more. Like her previous book, Girl Made of Stars deals with a heavy issue, that being rape. And unlike previous books that deal with rape or sexual assault, that being the rapist is the main character...
  • Kayla Dawn
    This topic is so important. People need to talk about this. There were a few scenes and things that bothered me, that's why it's not a 5 star book. But it's still a book I'd recommend to everyone!
  • Stacee
    This story was amazing. It was heartbreaking and hard to read and so damn amazing. I love love loved Mara. I love her strength, especially when she thinks she doesn’t have any. I love her loyalty and her stubbornness and her empathy and her everything. She’s a fantastic MC. Plot wise it was more than just a story about rape. It was a story about surviving, enduring, and sometimes just dealing. It is a hard look at consent and victim blaming a...
  • Gabby
    Wow, this book was heavy. This story follows a teenage girl named Mara who finds herself in a terrible situation. Her twin brother who she thinks the world of, has raped his girlfriend, one of her closest friends Hannah. She is put in such an awkward position of wanting to defend her brother and believe he didn't do it, and sickened by the truth and how this changes everything. The rape was really the center focus of the story, and because of it ...
  • Monica
    still processing. please note: trigger warnings for this book for sexual assault.thank you hmh teen for sending me an early review copy.
  • Dahlia
    Oh my GOD this was so good. Even if it made me cry on the subway a few times.
  • ilsa ➹
    I was so excited to read this because ALL my friends have given it a four or five-star rating. I was expecting to LOVE this book and CRY and just, in general, be emotionally wrecked. Sadly, I didn't feel ANYTHING. 2.5 stars!! Even though I appreciated the story a LOT more the second time, it does not feel like a three star book for me. My Second Read Of GMOS & new thoughts -So I re-read this to see if I would like it any better (I seemed like th...
  • Amber Robertson
    Thank you to the publishers for sending me a physical copy in exchange for review.THIS REVIEW ALSO FEATURES ON MY BLOGR A M B L EI’ve read two of Ashley Herring Blake’s books and they’ve both ripped me to shreds. Her beautifully diverse books have a way of making you feel joy, regret, love and sadness throughout the book. It is truly difficult to transcribe just how they do make you feel. The first book I read of hers, How To Make A Wish, l...
  • Kristy
    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 unkno...
    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.
  • Kaycee Bowick (Off_The_Press)
    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 ...
  • Shortcake
    This. This is why I never said anything.Because no one ever believes the girl. I am in shock. This book has set such high standards for me in YA novels.I was thrilled to have picked this up at a bookstore a while ago -- finally, I got my hands on this! But as I read reviews, updates etc. I began to worry this was going to be like I'll Give You the Sun (which, as much as I praise it in my review, really didn't do it for me). It's not. At all. It's...
  • Donna (the book hoarder)
    This book fucked me up
  • Lia
    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.