An astonishingly bold and moving middle-grade debut about family, friendship and how it's OK to be different.
"I loved this book . . . A female 'Wonder'." - reader review
"This is a brilliant book. I don't think I've ever read anything like it." - reader review
"A celebration of difference, a masterclass of empathy - just a massive warm hug of a book!" - reader review
Libby wants to be a scientist when she grows up, just like her hero, the underrated astronomer Cecilia Payne. She'd also do anything for her family - and when her beloved big sister Nonny is in trouble, Libby comes up with the perfect plan to help her, and at the same time remind the world what stars are made of.
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I was born with a heart three sizes too big. No, really. Like an Anti-Grinch. Like it was already shouting, I’M JUST TRYING REALLY HARD OVER HERE.
Sarah Allen has an MFA in creative writing from BYU and now lives in Seattle. She writes everything from articles to poetry to prose, and her superpower is speaking in fluent movie quotes. What Stars are Made of, into which she poured her own experience of Turner Syndrome, is Sarah's debut novel.
Photo Credit, Sarah Allen.