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The Silver Star: A Novel
The Silver Star A Novel
Author: Jeannette Walls
The Silver Star, Jeannette Walls has written a heartbreaking and redemptive novel about an intrepid girl who challenges the injustice of the adult world?a triumph of imagination and storytelling. — It is 1970 in a small town in California. ?Bean? Holladay is twelve and her sister, Liz, is fifteen when their artistic mother, Charlotte, a woman who...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781451661545
ISBN-10: 1451661541
Publication Date: 6/3/2014
Pages: 288
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 63 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
This book took everything I loved about Jeanette Walls' story telling and gave me a fresh set of characters and circumstances to be fascinated by. The main character, Bean, is coming of age while others around her are a whirlwind of melancholy with a side order of peculiar charm making each one lovable and mysterious in their very own way. Although there was a slight disconnect with the story line for me, knowing that these weren't in any way factual, as her other captivating tales, the characters made up for it at every turn. I hope you find it as appealing and delightful as I did.
Tunerlady avatar reviewed The Silver Star: A Novel on + 544 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
One of the best books I have ever read! Could not put it down. Written with such poignancy, clarity and sensitivity, the characters came to life for me. A MUST read!
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