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From the PublisherAnnette Curtis Klause author of Blood and Chocolate and The Silver Kiss I really enjoyed The Life History of a Star. I gobbled it down! I recognize myself in Kristin Folger and I recognize all these kids; I knew them in high school. This is a compelling fragile mix of funny and hurt — a powerful portrayal of loss, and of a family in grieving, from the point of view of a sharp-witted teenaged girl, which creates a humorous, yet touching, and altogether real narrative. Tension and mystery are maintained in the midst of the description of everyday life, and the audience can laugh yet also read between the lines and sense the scary depths under the surface. I'll look forward to reading more by Kelly Easton.
Ellen Wittlinger author of Hard Love, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book and winner of the Lambda Literary Award Easton is an irreverent and irresistible new voice in YA fiction. She balances wry sarcasm and hilarious observation with a story of family tragedy — without once losing her equilibrium. What a fabulous character Kristin Folger is, so raw and so real.
Cynthia D. Grant winner of the PEN/Norma Klein Award and author of Mary Wolf and The White Horse Fresh, funny, and touching, Kelly Easton's The Life History of a Star is as appealing as its heroine.