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The Trouble with Shooting Stars

4.80  ·  Rating details ·  25 ratings  ·  5 reviews
“A story brimming with hope and sparkling with magic. Meg Cannistra’s writing shines as bright as any shooting star.” —Cassie Beasley, author of Circus Mirandus

“Loving, imaginative, and gorgeously written, this book shines with magic and heart.” —Anne Ursu, author of The Lost Girl

Wonder meets Mary Poppins in this heartfelt debut novel about magic, healing, and the importan
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published August 20th 2019 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Hannah Greendale
May 06, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, middle-grade
The Trouble with Shooting Stars beckons with the premise of twelve-year-old Luna befriending her peculiar neighbors who take her sailing through the night sky to sweep the moon, tidy the constellations, and nurse baby stars, but the entire narrative languishes in mundane trivialities. This book is in desperate need of momentum or narrative incline. Nearly DNF'd several times throughout.
Elisabeth
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. It was an intriguing fantasy combined with a difficult reality. It had wonderful lessons, but I didn’t feel like I was being taught or lectured.
Lucas Garner
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Meg Cannistra’s debut novel, The Trouble with Shooting Stars, feels a bit anachronistic to me, in that it feels like a book that I would have read and adored as a child, but yet I get to experience this perfectly magical and emotional tale as an adult instead, looking intrinsically, finding that childlike wonder still buried in myself.

Cannistra weaves two tales together masterfully; one side carries the personal and family drama the main character, Luna, must endure, the other the mysterious and
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CynnieRose
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Glorious.
Kathy Stone
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a great story about accepting trials in life. Luna and her father were involved in a car accident just before the start of seventh grade, As a result Luna does not start school at the beginning of the year, but has a classmate bring her work to her each week.. She is afraid to talk to her best friend as she is burnt and her nose is broken, forcing her to wear a compression mask.. The word "ugly" hangs in the air.

During this time of isolation, Luna meets the spacitricci, star sweepers,
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