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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Book Review: This Star Won't Go Out

17675031By: Easter Earl
Pages: 431
Release Date: January 28, 2014
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Summary: A collection of the journals, fiction, letters, and sketches of the late Esther Grace Earl, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 16. Photographs and essays by family and friends will help to tell Esther’s story along with an introduction by award-winning author John Green who dedicated his #1 bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars to her.

Rating: 5

Review: This book was so inspiring, honest, hopeful,happy  and funny.

This was the first biography/ non-fiction books I've read in a while and it is definitely worth the read. Ester Earl was an inspiring girl that always found a way to be happy and smile even during the toughest times of having caner. It is truly a book of love and growing up. The book is filled with notes from people that knew Ester and loved her. There is a touching introduction by John Green and he knew Ester and created Ester Day for her as a day to express love for others. Not the romantic type of love but the love for your family members and friends because too often people forget to say they love those people.

Ester mentions multiple times where she wishes she could do more and help more people and leave her mark on the world. She was able to. Though John Green and now this book she has become an inspiration for so many people. Ester shows us how it is possible to live a meaningful life even if it is short. We can do so much even when we're young.

For this first page it just draws you in and you learn t care about Ester so much, even though you don't know her. It is such an honest story because everything either written by someone that knew Ester or by Ester herself. There are journal entries from Ester. I don't think she ever expected others to read them but she is so honest in them and we learn so much about her. It was so nice to read something so honest and simple. She was funny and quirky and real. She was so real about everything she didn't sugar coat it she just excepted things for what they were and tried to make the most of it.

It is definitely worth reading and you will learn so much about love, hope and life.

Favourite Quotes

"I do hope that when the day comes, whether in 1, 10, or 100 years, I don’t want you to think of me and feel sad."

"Isn’t it sad that so often it takes facing death to appreciate life and each other fully?"

“And I realize now that that was . . . that’s the best way to love someone. Hold them close, know that you’re loved, let it wash over you”


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