Thursday, April 8, 2010

E is for Every Soul a Star

Ahh... Such a nice story. Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass.

Review: Well, this is realistic fiction. I really liked it. It was wonderfully written. I liked, also the point of it. It had a message and I think Wendy Mass did a wonderful job. It was written in first person. So that automatically gave her a two. The other half is for being REALLY good, but not AMAZINGLY good. (2.5)

Characters: Like I said, it was in first person. What I especially liked about it though, was that the point of view switched between the three main characters: Ally, Jack, and Bree. I liked how they were distinct and different. They were all unique. But they were also similar. they were all trying to "find their place in the universe". And I agree with that. My favorite out of these three had to be Jack. There was just something I liked about him, though I can't exactly describe it. I also like the fact that he was able to "fly." I don't know how to explain it exactly, but I wish I could. It's really cool. (1)

Story: This book was about self-discovery. The three main characters are from totally different worlds. They come together to witness one thing: a total solar eclipse. It's this event that causes them to meet and become friends. They learn things about themselves, and each other, that they never knew before. It was a beautiful novel about friendship and growing up. (1)

Content: nothing
Stars: 4.5
"I am not plain, or average or - God forbid - vanilla. I am peanut butter rocky road with multicolored sprinkles, hot fudge and a cherry on top." - I found this quote on Goodreads, so I have no idea who said this. It's most likely Bree.
"So we stand there, part of a crowd a thousand people strong, beaming up at the sky with wonder. I knew with a sudden certainty that wherever I am in the future - up in my treehouse, alone in the school cafeteria, or trying to figure out what my teachers are talking about, a part of me will always be right here, right now, wish that giant eye in the sky shining down on me, telling me it's going to be alright." - Jack
And when he [the author of the universe] had compounded the whole, he divided it up into as many souls as there are stars, and allotted each soul to a star. And mounting them on their stars, as if on chariots, he showed them the nature of the universe and told them the laws of their destiny. - "Timaeus" by Plato 427-347 B.C.
Just as I suspected, my room does look different, post-eclipse. It looks smalled, like it can't contain me anymore.After all, I've got a whole new world to see. - Ally
My eyes are bright, my hair has come loose from its ribbon, and Stella's scarf is waving around my neck. But that's not what I see when I look at the picture. I see three unlikely friends holding hands. And Ryan, Kenny, and Melanie are standing behind us, rapt.And in the sky above us, I see a miracle. - Bree

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Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life (currently reading)
A Mango-Shaped Space
Leap Day
Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall
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