Girl Made of Stars
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mara and Owen are as close as twins can get, so when Mara’s friend Hannah accuses Owen of rape, Mara doesn't know what to think. Can her brother really be guilty of such a violent act? Torn between her family and her sense of right and wrong, Mara feels lost, and it doesn’t help that things are strained with her ex-girlfriend, Charlie. As Mara, Hannah, and Charlie come together in the aftermath of this terrible crime, Mara must face a trauma from her own past and decide where Charlie fits into her future. With sensitivity and openness, this timely novel confronts the difficult questions surrounding consent, victim blaming, and sexual assault.
LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Bisexuality; Androgyny; bisexual; bisexual teenager; genderqueer; genderqueer teenager
Asian American / White
mother and father
bisexual female; genderqueer person
sexual assault; rape; twins; constellations; gemini; high school; music; feminism; survivor
Blake, Ashley Herring, "Girl Made of Stars" (2018). Diverse Families. 1485.