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...
  • Em
    I feel like I need a pocket of space to curl up in just to wait out the pain of reading this book.Girl Made of Stars is the kind of story that pinches and bites – unflinching and powerful. The kind of story that slits you open with the truth and leaves your heart bitter, afraid of everything, and angry at everyone, and so awful at holding all of it within your own skin that the tidal wave of your emotions threatens to drag you out to sea and dr...
  • Emma Giordano
    5/5 Stars. WOW. I cannot believe how much this book touched me. I was expecting to love it but I don’t think I could have possibly anticipated the depth and intensity of this story. Heart-breaking and gut-wrenching – an absolute must read.CW: rape/sexual assault
  • 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.So Girl Made of Stars follows Mara, whose twin brother Owen has been accused of rape by Mara’s best friend. But it's... so much more than that. There is something about this book that just hit me. I mean, it's kind of just pe...
  • Lala BooksandLala
    flawlessly heart wrenching
  • 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...
  • may ➹
    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
    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...
  • jessica
    i had a difficult time rating this. if there was ever an argument for half star ratings, it would be this book. i found my mind saying 4 stars while my heart was saying 3. and heres why. on the positive side of things, the writing was beyond beautiful. and i really liked the title, even more so once i read how it plays into the story. i am sucker for books where the main characters are boy-girl twins. i really wish i had a boy twin, myself. and s...
  • Larry H
    Powerful, emotional, and thought-provoking, Ashley Herring Blake's Girl Made of Stars is a beautifully written, poignant book about the bonds of family and friendship, gender and sexual identity, the emotional traumas faced by victims of sexual abuse and assault (not to mention the "blame the victim" mentality which is all too prevalent), and the confusion and anxiety which often accompanies love. This was utterly phenomenal."Once upon a time.....
  • shady boots | #WatchPOSE
    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 ...
  • 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.
  • Alana • thebookishchick
    Ladies and gentlemen, this is the reason why I will never stop reading YA books. This book made me feel like I was drowning and given one second to come up for air before being shoved back under the water. It was so raw and intense that at times I had a lump in my throat from trying not to cry and scream for Hannah and Mara. To put it simply this book hurts but it is so very important .Initially, I was very hesitant to pick this up because let's...
  • 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 ☁️ {semi hiatus}
    ➳ 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?Blog ¦ Bloglovin’ ¦ Tumblr ¦ Instagram
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • Romie
    “But if I’m made of stars, then where am I? Where’s the real me?”This book broke me. It physically hurt to read it. It was so painful I cried most of the time. But it was worthy every single tear. So worth it.This is a story that needed to be told, needed to be heard, needed to be read. This is the story of Mara, and how she discovered that her twin brother, her favourite person on this earth, the person she considers her other half, rape...
  • kazually
    this was so beautifully written and the cover is so beautiful and everything about this book is just beautiful. i kinda didn't like how Mara kept comparing her similar situation to Hannah's current one, when hers happened three years ago and she never told anyone. she kept talking about her own issues and it got a little annoying. i felt like she should've been a better friend to Hannah and more understanding to Owen. this book is so good and i r...
  • Kylie
    *3.5 Stars*This book is hits the heart very heart. It is made up of a story about a girl who is raped and shows how in that situation, everybody always thinks the girl is crying wolf and the boy has done absolutely no harm. To me, this book was very real because it described the story with such truthfulness. It was also a very diverse book which is a huge thumbs up.The reason I knocked down the stars is just because it was difficult for me to fee...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Dahlia
    Oh my GOD this was so good. Even if it made me cry on the subway a few times.
  • joanna ☽ the little brown fairy
    when will goodreads give us half star ratings? 3.5 ⭐ when will goodreads give us half star ratings? 3.5 ⭐️