Stargazing

Stargazing

Book - 2019
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Growing up in the same Chinese-American suburb, perfectionist Christine and artistic, confident, impulsive Moon become unlikely best friends, whose friendship is tested by jealousy, social expectations, and illness.
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250183873
1250183871
9781250183880
125018388X
Characteristics: 1 volume (unnumbered pages) :,color illustrations ;,21 cm

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JCLJenV Jan 15, 2021

A graphic novel about not quite fitting in but staying true to yourself.

STPLKidsCauseway Jan 07, 2021

Jen Wang introduces the reader to a fresh new perspective of trying to grow up under the pressure of being the "perfect child" in an Asian household. While this book does introduce readers to a different culture and is inclusive to Asian-American readers it also focuses on making friends. Christine, our main character, struggles with making new friends and being a good friend to Moon who has a life-threatening illness. The themes of friendship, helping others, remorse, and forgiveness are common throughout.

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rnarayana
Dec 22, 2020

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naoquito
Dec 06, 2020

What a great book about friendship!

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pink_hamster_797
Jun 26, 2020

this book was amazing! it teaches us of true friendship

JCLBrittanyC Feb 27, 2020

Oh my goodness, this was such a sweet story! When Moon’s family moves to town, rumors begin to spread about Moon, where she came from, and what her family is like. Before you know it, Moon becomes Christine’s neighbor, and Christine is now forced to hang out with her. Without hesitation Moon invites Christine into her world, and becomes the friend Christine always needed. With all great relationships come hard times, and when those fall on Moon, Christine has to decide if she is going to be the friend Moon needs. What I loved about this book is how it shows how these young girls can overcome their differences and disagreements in a healthy way. Rarely are you going to find someone who is going to agree with you on everything, so I found this to be a refreshing read for young readers. It offers a realistic approach to friendship and how it can change over time.

JCLHeatherM Feb 13, 2020

Christine and new classmate/neighbor Moon have a sweet and tender friendship with each other as they experience the ups and downs of middle school.

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darladoodles
Feb 06, 2020

I loved everything about this recently released graphic novel. Moon lives with her widowed mother and they have been struggling financially. Christine is from a two-parent family. When they become next door neighbors they begin to discover common ground. Jen Wang has drawn on her own childhood experiences to bring us this friendship story. There are so many worthy topics that are addressed including religion, bullying, jealousy, and illness. The graphics are simply gorgeous and really bring the narrative to life. Put this in the hands of kids who love Raina Telgemeier, Shannon Hale, Cece Bell, and Vera Brosgol.

JessicaGma Nov 27, 2019

I love Jen Wang's art, and this time, it's a whole graphic novel. This was a real treat as it deals with so many themes, like bullying, friends, health issues, fitting in when your culture maybe isn't the same.....extremely well done. An excellent addition to middle school comics!

ArapahoeKati Oct 21, 2019

Fantastic middle grade graphic novel about two Chinese-American girls who learn the meaning of friendship, family and individuality, told with eye-catching artwork. Absolutely a fan of Jen Wang.

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