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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Review: This Star Won't Go Out by Esther Earl, Lori Earl, Wayne Earl

Title: This Star Won't Go Out
Author: Esther Earl, Lori Earl, Wayne Earl
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Dutton
Publish Date: January 28, 2014
Source: Library

What's the Story?:

From "A collection of the journals, fiction, letters, and sketches of the late Esther Grace Earl, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 16. Photographs and essays by family and friends will help to tell Esther’s story along with an introduction by award-winning author John Green who dedicated his #1 bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars to her."

My Two Cents:

"This Star Won't Go Out" is a collection of journal entries, letters, and other things from Esther Grace Earl, who is probably most notably known as being the inspiration behind Hazel Grace, who appears in John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars." After reading this book, it is no wonder that Green was inspired enough to write a character based on Esther. Esther got very sick as a child and carried her illness and all of the trials and tribulations that brings through her teenage years. What should have been some of the most carefree years of her life were marred by illness yet she remained strong!

It's always difficult to see a young person dealing with such a grave illness but you can see how full of life Esther was and why she was such a big inspiration. She went through things that most adults would have trouble dealing with. It was so fascinating to me to read her innermost thoughts and all of the things that went through her head. This book is also quite sad to read because it doesn't have a happy ending. That being said there's a lot of inspiration to be found in this person's life that left the world too soon.

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