Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Book Review #666 - This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl


This is 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 help to tell Esther's story, along with an introduction by award-winning author John Green who dedicated his number 1 bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars to her.

My Rating: 3.5/5

This is a very hard book to review as it is so much more than just a book - it is a life, a life that is very much alive in every single page. 

The book is told through Esther's own personal journal entries, her long detailed letters to family members which helped portray not only what an awesome person Esther was but also how talented she was with her writing. 

The love and support that Ether had with her family and that her family had for her was evident in every page. 

Because of the amount of photos and the glossy pages used in the book, it made the pages quite thick and in turn made the book really heavy. I found because of this I couldn't really read this book for long periods of time as it hurt my wrists. 

Through her father's words and the Earl family's work through their foundation they have ensured that Esther will live on and her star won't go out. 

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