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...
  • may ➹
    update, 4/8/18: so it’s been a month since I read & reread this... and still the only thing I’m thinking is “I cried. read it.”BUUUUT I was luckily able to write a semi-coherent mini review for my blog so here it is!!!**This book destroyed me. There is no other way to say it. This book destroyed me and it destroyed the chances of all other books this year because I have no doubt that this will be one of my favorite books of the year, if n...
  • 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 of ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Monica
    still processing. please note: trigger warnings for this book for sexual assault.thank you hmh teen for sending me an early review copy.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Ava
    This book will go on my favorites of 2017 list. I can't put into words how much I loved it, but just know that you need to preorder it. I'll write a semblance of a review tomorrow, probably, but I can't...I can't do this book justice right now.
  • Rachel Strolle
    While I was holding Girls Made of Stars in my hands, it was holding my soul in its pages.
  • ilsa ➹
    souhum. 2 stars - it was oki just don't get how i didn't like this??literally, everyone here is giving this 5 stars and i'm just here like "i felt nothing?? at all?" maybe it was my expectations but i really wasn't blown away.i'm not taking away from the rawness and empowering and important messages of this book. in fact, i appreciated this book tackled rape and feminism. but i finished this book just feeling very...hollow. and not in the best wa...
  • Jasmine Inej Darcy
    Thank you to Netgalley and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group for providing me with an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Author: Ashley Herring Blake Release date: May 15th 2018 Genre:Young Adult Themes:Sexual assault, romance, rape, feminism,sexuality, contemporary, LGBTQ+, family. It's changed me forever but changed doesn't have to mean broken Girl made of flesh and bone *Summary: When Mara McHale's brother,Owen is...
  • Leah
    Wow wow wow. What an intense, beautiful, absolutely devastating book. Read the full review on my blog.
  • Jessi
    Wow. My heart hurts a lot right now, because this book is so incredibly real and powerful. I will write a full review closer to the release date, but wow. This was amazing and heartbreaking and inspiring all at the same time.
  • Ann Elise Monte
    I requested this from Netgalley last year but got buried under other books until now. I loved How to Make a Wish so I was definitely keen to read more of this author’s stuff.Details at a glance:Genre: YA ContemporaryFirst published: 15 May 2018Format: e-ARCPairings: M/F, F/enbySexual content: Yes, on the pageRep: Bisexual MC with undiagnosed PTSD symptoms, genderqueer character, Korean-American characterOwnvoices: Yes for bisexualityContent war...
  • Chelsea
    I read Girl Made of Stars in one afternoon because I couldn’t put it down. This novel was so heartbreaking and relatable, but at the same time also comforting. I love Ashley Herring’s Blake work and I will continue to read everything she writes. I definitely recommend picking up this book when it’s released on May 15th IF you can handle the potentially triggering themes.--------------------------------------------I received an e-ARC from Ho...
  • Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
    You can find this review and others on my blog shades of paper “I blink at the sky, feeling my own skin around my bones again. Andromeda’s hard to find, usually too far south on the horizon to see. But she’s out there somewhere, trapped and alone, waiting her own release.” Oh gosh, what an emotional roller coaster this novel was! I already knew before starting this book that it was going to be a very important and hard one, but it was e...
  • Megan Manzano
    One of the best books I have ever read. Once I compose myself and pick up my broken heart, my full review will be posted. Aksjdmsbsn.Update: Here is my full review!I had the wonderful honor of receiving a copy of Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Blake from HMH Teen. This book is due out in May 2018.Before I start this review, there are two things to note:This review will contain minimal spoilers so no need to click away.If you are triggered by sexual...
  • Arabicbeauty *BookBabe*
    Ok now that i picked myself up off the floor......This was my first experience with Ashley Herring Blake and I must say this made me want to read anything she writes. From the get-go, I was sucked into the book and each character. I did not want to put this book down even when I went into work but I had to. HAHA!The book starts off with the bond between twins Mara and Owen. Which sets the tone for the rest of the book. Owen is then accused of rap...
  • Mervilyn
    Review on blogFree printable bookmarkI would like to review this book page by page but that is not just possible and I don’t really have much to say. I loved this book so damn much I might ran out of words. Instead of that, we’ll be having it per content.THE COVER. Did you see the cover? I’m not a fan of posting book covers on my blog but this one’s gorgeous! The cover will totally make those who judge books by cover feel like this one’...
  • Caro Herrera
    "What else is there to do? What else is there for any girl to do, when everyone but her can just forget everything like a random bad dream? I have no idea what moving on sounds like, looks like...""She was pissed... It was about our world, about the ways it ignores us every day."This book left me weeping in the corner. Literally.Be prepared to go through an entire box of Kleenex while reading this. My head still hurts from that cryfest I just had...
  • gem
    ARC courtesy of Netgalley.have a very marmite relationship with contemporary ya fiction; I either immediately love it or read the whole book thinking “bleurghk, this is so pretentious!”I’m delighted to say this is the former, I could not stop reading it.I became utterly invested in the lives of twins Mara and Owen. Their relationship, previously always strong through their incredible bond, is tested to breaking point when Hannah, Owen’s g...
  • Tiffany Heywood
    *I recived this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review*This book was great. I loved how its based around twins as i love reading books who main characters are siblings and reading how much they love and connect with each other. This book showed us how torn people can become when theres issues between their family and friends and how much of a struggle it is learning who is telling the truth and whos side to fight without hurting the...