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Girl Made of Stars

Title

Girl Made of Stars

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781328778239

Pages

304 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL740L

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Bisexuality; Androgyny; bisexual; bisexual teenager; genderqueer; genderqueer teenager

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Asian American / White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

bisexual female; genderqueer person

Keywords

sexual assault; rape; twins; constellations; gemini; high school; music; feminism; survivor

Diversity Impact

indirect

Girl Made of Stars

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