Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Trouble with Shooting Stars” as Want to Read:
Blank 133x176
The Trouble with Shoot...
 
by
Meg Cannistra
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Trouble with Shooting Stars

4.52  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Wonder meets Mary Poppins in this heartfelt debut novel about magic, healing, and the importance of family.

Twelve-year-old Luna loves the nighttime more than anything else. It's when no one gives her "that look" about the half mask she has to wear while healing from a disfiguring car accident. It's also the perfect time to sit outside and draw what she sees. Like the boy a
...more
Unknown Binding
Published August 1st 2019 by Simon & Schuster
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Trouble with Shooting Stars, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Trouble with Shooting Stars

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
4.52  · 
Rating details
 ·  33 ratings  ·  6 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
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
...more
Kathy Stone
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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,
...more
CynnieRose
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Glorious.
Rachel
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a beautiful children’s/middle school coming-of-age tale about overcoming obstacles and growing up. Hands down: I’d hand this out to anyone I knew around that age to read and enjoy. Heck, I’m an adult, and I enjoyed it. This book reminded me of what would happen if Ramona Quimby stumbled upon Italian magic. Everyone needs a little twinkle of stardust and moondust in their life. ⭐🌕⭐ ...more
Amalie Jahn
rated it it was amazing
May 10, 2019
Jennifer Camiccia
rated it it was amazing
May 09, 2019
Mara Rutherford
rated it it was amazing
May 09, 2019
Dana Wulfekotte
rated it it was amazing
Jan 13, 2019
Ashley Taylor
rated it really liked it
Sep 03, 2019
Sarah Carlson
rated it it was amazing
Jul 03, 2018
Gail Shepherd
rated it it was amazing
May 09, 2019
Emily Williams
rated it really liked it
Sep 01, 2019
Lindsey
rated it it was amazing
Aug 16, 2019
Andrea Cannistra
rated it it was amazing
Jan 04, 2019
Preeti Sharma
rated it it was amazing
Jul 04, 2019
Angela
rated it it was amazing
Aug 23, 2019
Marcela Pasqualotto-Verde
rated it it was amazing
Jan 08, 2019
Samantha Hastings
rated it it was amazing
May 09, 2019
Laura Namey
rated it it was amazing
Jul 03, 2018
Corinna Motola
rated it really liked it
Sep 01, 2019
Mike
rated it it was amazing
Mar 21, 2019
Holly
rated it liked it
Aug 28, 2019
DinaT
rated it it was amazing
May 13, 2019
Justin A Reynolds
rated it it was amazing
Jul 03, 2018
Trish Renee
rated it liked it
Aug 26, 2019
Allyson Lynch
rated it it was amazing
May 14, 2019
Anna
rated it it was amazing
Jul 12, 2019
Ms. Reed
rated it liked it
Sep 18, 2019
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »