Wednesday, February 18, 2015
This Star Won't Go Out
This was a tough one.
An amazon summary, "In full color and illustrated with art and photographs, 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. Essays by family and friends 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." AMAZON LINK OF JUSTICE
I honestly couldn't finish reading this one because it was so sad. It kept getting me choked up and I really couldn't push through it.
It felt a lot like a mix of a Chicken Soup for the Soul book while also having the pivotal children/teenager point of view/voice.
Not being able to read this was probably more of a failing of my person rather than the book itself.
The book was well put together, had a lot of interesting graphics, and probably not a lot of editing to keep everything with a true ring to it from Esther herself (may she rest in peace).
Hopefully, this book is inspirational for a lot of people, and they can take all of her meaningful words to heart.
I just couldn't handle the emotions it invoked.