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“Beautifully written, this tender novel should be read by anyone who understands how challenging navigating mental illness can be. A first purchase for all shelves; buy more than one copy.”
—SLJ, starred review
Jr. Library Guild Selection!
“What Stars Are Made Of is a tender portrait of a compassionate heroine trying to make things right in her universe and in the lives of the people she loves. Allen is a remarkable new voice in children’s fiction.”
—BookPage, starred review
A Mighty Girl Best Book of 2020!
“Penny’s poems weave their way through the narrative, fortifying Allen’s own lyrical writing and adding to the overall message that strength can be found in words and creativity . . . Allen deals in both beauty and terror, rendering this a sophisticated choice for horror readers.”
—Booklist, starred review
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