Stargazing

Stargazing Review

Moon is everything Christine isn’t. She’s confident, impulsive, artistic . . . and though they both grew up in the same Chinese-American suburb, Moon is somehow unlike anyone Christine has ever known.

When Moon’s family moves in next door to Christine’s, Moon goes from unlikely friend to best friend―maybe even the perfect friend. The girls share their favorite music videos, paint their toenails when Christine’s strict parents aren’t around, and make plans to enter the school talent show together. Moon even tells Christine her deepest secret: that she sometimes has visions of celestial beings who speak to her from the stars. Who reassure her that earth isn’t where she really belongs.

But when they’re least expecting it, catastrophe strikes. After relying on Moon for everything, can Christine find it in herself to be the friend Moon needs?

New York Times–bestselling author-illustrator Jen Wang draws on her childhood to paint a deeply personal yet wholly relatable friendship story that’s at turns joyful, heart-wrenching, and full of hope

Title:Stargazing
Edition Language:English

    Stargazing Reviews

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    Jen Wang has such a way with storytelling that always manages to make me smile and laugh while still punching me in the heart with feels (in a good way), and Stargazing followed that trend beautifully...

  • alexandra ling

    ugh im EMO. full review tc because i have a lot of feelings...

  • Kevin (Irish Reader)

    This was such a cute and innocent story!I had already read The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang and loved it; so going into this one I was expecting to also love it and I most certainly did! This...

  • Kate (GirlReading)

    This was full of the pure innocence only children have. It was utterly wonderful and the epitome of adorable. The story warmed my heart in so many ways and I have no doubt, whoever you are, wherever y...

  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]

    Christine doesn't know what to think of Moon Lin, the girl living in her parent's backyard carriage house. Moon is impulsive, confident, Buddhist and a vegetarian...and she beats up kids. She's everyt...

  • Jade Melody

    Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Everything about this story is adorable. After reading, and loving, The Prince and the Dressmaker I knew this was going to be one of my most anticipated releases this year. AN...

  • Laura

    When I was in high school, I had a discussion with a Chinese-American friend of mine about what we were going to do in college. She told me she envied me, because I could major in anything I wanted, b...

  • Maia

    This is a sweet, quiet, surprising book. Considering that it just tops 200 pages, it packs more a of punch, and more of a twist ending, than I was expecting. It starts with an orchestral performance a...

  • Alison (Story-eyed Reviews)

    Stargazing is one of those books that I would love to hand to every kid in the world. And every adult, for that matter. This charming story about friendship, feeling alone in the world and defining wh...

  • Kelly

    A good realistic middle grade novel, when you're an adult, is one that can take you right back to being in that space and place (there are other markers of good, too, of course). I found myself gettin...