This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl [NOOK Book]

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New York Times Bestseller!



“This moving read will have you reaching for the tissues and smiling with delight….Stunningly alive on the page, Esther shows that sometimes the true meaning of life—helping and loving others—can be found even when bravely facing death.” –People Magazine, 4 stars


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This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl

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Overview

New York Times Bestseller!



“This moving read will have you reaching for the tissues and smiling with delight….Stunningly alive on the page, Esther shows that sometimes the true meaning of life—helping and loving others—can be found even when bravely facing death.” –People Magazine, 4 stars


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.


Learn more about Esther at tswgobook.tumblr.com.

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Sixteen-year-old Esther Grace Earl succumbed to cancer in 2010, but her star continues to beam light to others. Since then, she has inspired a charity organization, numerous events and online communities, and several books. In fact, John Green (who provides an introduction here) dedicated his 2011 bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars to her memory. This collection of Esther's letters, journals, fiction, and sketches is supplemented with photos and essays by her parents and friends. An uplifting testimony to the power of life.

School Library Journal
04/01/2014
Gr 7 Up—Through letters, journal entries, blog posts, stories, poems, and drawings, readers get to know the life and times of Esther Grace Earl, the young woman to whom John Green dedicated The Fault in Our Stars (Penguin, 2012). Although she died from cancer in 2010 at only 16, Esther (known affectionately as "Star" by her family) was a prolific writer, a "nerdfighter," a "Harry Potter" enthusiast, and a deeply spiritual person. She inspired—and continues to inspire—several online communities and a dedicated Internet fan base. This unique title will be appreciated by fans of John Green and those looking for an uplifting and emotional tear-jerker.—Kiera Parrott, School Library Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101627143
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/28/2014
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 13,406
  • Age range: 12 years
  • File size: 24 MB
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Meet the Author



Wayne and Lori Earl are the parents of the late Esther Earl and founders of the nonprofit organization This Star Won’t Go Out (tswgo.org), whose mission it is to financially assist families struggling through the journey of a child living with cancer. To date, TSWGO has given away more than $130,000 to families in need.



Wayne and Lori Earl are the parents of the late Esther Earl and founders of the nonprofit organization This Star Won’t Go Out (tswgo.org), whose mission it is to financially assist families struggling through the journey of a child living with cancer. To date, TSWGO has given away more than $130,000 to families in need.



Wayne and Lori Earl are the parents of the late Esther Earl and founders of the nonprofit organization This Star Won’t Go Out (tswgo.org), whose mission it is to financially assist families struggling through the journey of a child living with cancer. To date, TSWGO has given away more than $130,000 to families in need.



Wayne and Lori Earl are the parents of the late Esther Earl and founders of the nonprofit organization This Star Won’t Go Out (tswgo.org), whose mission it is to financially assist families struggling through the journey of a child living with cancer. To date, TSWGO has given away more than $130,000 to families in need.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2014

    This Star Won¿t Go Out, a book about the life of a girl with thy

    This Star Won’t Go Out, a book about the life of a girl with thyroid cancer, is an inspiration to all who read it. Esther Earl, first diagnosed at the age of twelve, spent her time on earth wanting to make a difference. Along with achieving this dream on a larger scale, Esther was able to help fill the world with love and compassion. Prevalent themes throughout Esther’s story, aside from the obvious cancer aspect, are love and the want to have a significant impact on the world. This book kept you on your toes as you read, transitioning between journal entries, letters, drawings, pictures, and various dialogues from online. Combining all of these elements created a timeline of Esther’s life, but can get annoying if you’re hoping for a consistent read. I particularly enjoyed Esther’s journal entries and letters, the areas where she would speak her mind, as well as the photos that allow the reader to see that this really was just a normal teenage girl, cursed with the misfortune of cancer. Fans of The Fault in Our Stars (dedicated to Esther), Vlogbrothers, or the Harry Potter Alliance are prime candidates for this book. Esther shared a love for all things nerdy, something that many potential readers can connect with throughout the book. Upon achieving minor fame via the internet (thanks to John Green), many idolized the teenage girl with cancer, but her journal entries reveal that Esther considered her life rather dull, sleeping in till 7pm, mainly just leaving home for the hospital. For this reason, Esther’s story will hopefully not make it to the big screen like the upcoming Fault in Our Stars movie. Adapting her life to film would result in glorification, creating a story far less truthful than the reality. In reality dying is never pleasant, and those who are uneasy reading about the side effects of dying would be wise to search for a different book to read. This book easily deserves five stars, and would recommend it to anyone that wasn’t quite ready to hear the last from Esther Earl. 

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2014

    Amazing

    DFTBA <3 Rest in awesome, esther.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    Read this book, its beautiful and incredible and John wants you

    Read this book, its beautiful and incredible and John wants you to!
    DFTBA

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    Awesome

    This. Book. Is. Amazing. And beautiful. And freaking awesome.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    @supposed to be great

    Buy it in hardback. This book cones alive in part with Esther's doodles and photographs, things that an ebook can't do nearly as well. This is such a beautiful book, it deserves to be read off of thinly sliced trees, just like in the "olden days". ;) Hope this helped! :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    What is it about

    Looks really good

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 14, 2014

    Hi Everyone, I just finished reading This Star Won't Go Out las

    Hi Everyone, I just finished reading This Star Won't Go Out last night and I thought it was absolutely wonderful. What an inspiration. It is uniquely written and beautifully illustrated by Ester herself. Loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2014

    AMAZING!!!!

    I love this book! It is amazing! It is sort of sad though. I couldn't put it down! I highly recommend it!
    -Amy :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    Buy buy buy

    This is a beautiful book about a beautiful girl with thyroid cancer, and the kind that she knew she wouldnt live from. Esther Grace Earl had the most positive outlook on life ever. Even though she was stuck in bed for the last 4 years of her life, she still accomplished so much and inspired so many, including me. Although there were many things in her life that she never managed to do, like kiss a boy, she still left her handprints and footprints on this world. Esther Earl, nerdfighter, harry potter geek, friend, family, author, beauty. Few books or even stories me cry with real emotion. This book did. If you dont care about someone so special and beautiful that John Green even dedicated the fault in our stars to her, i would not recommend this book to you. But to anyone else, read this book. Esther Grace Earl, even though you didnt live long enough, you sure lived. Rest in peace.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2014

    If you read this book, you will see another example of someone w

    If you read this book, you will see another example of someone who was beautifully flawed

    Rest in Awesome, Esther Earl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    Supposed to be great

    Wonderubg if i shiuld buy ir on Nook or hardback?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2014

    G

    I could tell by the cover it would be good

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    Made me cry

    This book was amazing, and so moving. RIP, Esther.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2014

    This book

    Gosh, this book was amazing!! I got when it came out and I love it. I love Esther!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    H

    What is this book about

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    Amazing

    Amazing book. DFTBA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    What is it about

    Can someone be a spoiler for me?

    0 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 29, 2014

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