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Starworld

Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
4 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

In a novel in two voices, a popular teen and an artistic loner forge an unlikely bond - and create an entire universe - via texts. But how long before the real world invades Starworld?

Sam Jones and Zoe Miller have one thing in common: they both want an escape from reality. Loner Sam flies under the radar at school and walks on eggshells at home to manage her mom’s obsessive-compulsive disorder, wondering how she can ever leave to pursue her dream of studying aerospace engineering. Popular, people-pleasing Zoe puts up walls so no one can see her true self: the girl who was abandoned as an infant, whose adoptive mother has cancer, and whose disabled brother is being sent away to live in a facility. When an unexpected encounter results in the girls’ exchanging phone numbers, they forge a connection through text messages that expands into a private universe they call Starworld. In Starworld, they find hilarious adventures, kindness and understanding, and the magic of being seen for who they really are. But when Sam’s feelings for Zoe turn into something more, will the universe they’ve built survive the inevitable explosion?

©2019 by Audrey Coulthurst and Paula Garner, original book published by Candlewick Press. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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fraught, sad, brilliant, riveting

This is the story of two girls who help each other get through a tough time in high school. Each of them have emotionally hard family situations. Their connection, where they can tell each other anything helps bring them together.

They create a wonderfullly fanciful world together where they can escape their tough situations together.

I give the story 4 starts instead of 5 just because I really wanted an HEA ending. It was happy, but still not what I was looking for.

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Ehh Possible triggers for LGBTQ YA readers

I’m not going to give anything away but it can be a rough read for some, others may love it! The story was well written. The narrators did a great job!