Stargazing

Stargazing

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
ISBN:9781250183880
Format Type:

    Stargazing Reviews

  • Cristina Monica

    Not as unique as The Prince and the Dressmaker but a heartfelt and important story nonetheless, inspired by Jen Wang's own childhood. I recommend it to anyone who values friendship and forgiveness....

  • 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

    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...

  • Calista

    A great book about making friends and navigating the world of Middle school. The characters are Chinese American, but the situations and experiences of wanting to have fun, friends and fit in are univ...

  • Jessica

    Sweet fancy heck, how did I not know this book existed?! Then a couple of weeks ago it won the Asian/Pacific American Children's Book award, and a bunch of authors I trust were talking about how it wa...

  • 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...

  • Julie

    For once, my two daughters agree on something: 4 stars for this middle grades graphic novel....

  • 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...

  • 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...