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Twelve-year-old Libby Monroe is great at science, being optimistic, and talking to her famous, accomplished friends (okay, maybe that last one is only in her head). She’s not great at playing piano, sitting still, or figuring out how to say the right thing at the right time in real life. Libby was born with Turner Syndrome, and that makes some things hard. But she has lots ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Expected publication: March 31st 2020 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Cindy
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had the privilege of reading this book last year before it got a book deal and it is genuinely one of the most engagingly written, wonderful middle grade novels I've ever had the chance to read!

(Edited 9/27 to remove the bizarre typos that came from voice transcription. What's a "bug deal," anyway?!)
Kathie
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to the author and publisher for an ARC of this book.

I love a story that teaches me something new, and WHAT STARS ARE MADE OF did that while also entertaining me. Libby has Turner syndrome, a genetic condition where she only has one X chromosome, which impacts her body and mind in many ways. Libby does an excellent job of educating the reader about it, and the author has surrounded her with an incredibly supportive family who accept her unconditionally. Libby's relationship
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Tracy
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Absolutely fabulous!!!! Great story for a school read on so many levels. Libby is likable, relatable, and experiences so may things happening to kids today. Even the "good" kids pull pranks that get them in trouble Also great for introducing or continuing exploring strong women in history. Just all around good story!
Christina
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This oh-so-gorgeous cover perfectly depicts Libby’s passion for the stars and the hope and inspiration they bring. Set to release on 3/31/20, WHAT STARS ARE MADE OF by Sarah Allen is a brilliant story of selflessness, persistence, and science. Libby is an intelligent and lovable character who has Turner syndrome (the author was born with it as well). I learned a lot about the genetic condition through Libby’s engagingly candid voice. She doesn’t play the sympathy card with the effects of the rar ...more
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Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a lovely, endearing book - the best in a long time I have read. Reminded me of The Boy At the Back of the Class, with another lovable young character trying to achieve a selfless grand gesture. Female STEM protagonist with lots of mentions of other real female STEM icons. Protagonist also has Turner Syndrome, and NLD (non-verbal learning disorder). American and many scenes take place in American History class which may alienate some UK readers, but overall well known figures in history. Recommend ...more
Leigh
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received this ARC from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This story follows Libby, a bright science-loving girl with Turner Syndrome. When Libby's teacher mentions a contest to teach people about someone important who didn't make it into the history books, she knows right away who she is going to pick and why she has to win.

This was a great story that made.Libby a very relatable character. As a reader, it was easy to root for Libby and Tal
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Niki
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
NOTE: I received an ARC via a book sharing group, Book Portage, in exchange for my review.

What Stars Are Made Of is a sweet middle grade novel. Libby is a passionate, caring young girl that many readers will be able to relate to. She also has Turner Syndrome and sometimes struggles to fit in with her peers. Libby advocates for a lesser-known female scientist, while attempting to alleviate her sister's financial concerns.

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