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

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A collection of the journals, fiction, and letters of the late Esther Grace Earl, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 16. Essays by family and friends will 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.

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Overview

A collection of the journals, fiction, and letters of the late Esther Grace Earl, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 16. Essays by family and friends will 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.

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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.

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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: 9781480585461
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 1/28/2014
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Sales rank: 1,122,127
  • Age range: 12 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Lori and Wayne 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.

Lori and Wayne 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. 

    12 out of 14 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

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2014

    Amazing

    DFTBA <3 Rest in awesome, esther.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    Awesome

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

    6 out of 8 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! :)

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2014

    The life and words of Esther Grace Earl

    I love this book!

    2 out of 2 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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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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 :)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    Amazing

    Amazing book. DFTBA

    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 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    Free pink ipad

    Kiss your hands three times then post this on three different reveiws tgen look ynder your pillow

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    This star won't go our!

    Oh esther.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2014

    Free pink iPad

    Kiss your hands three times post this on three different reviews and look under your pillow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2014

    Good book, but get it in print.

    This is a really good book that is a true story. This book inspired John green to write the fault in our stars. But in the print book there are hand writen notes and doodles that don't show up very well on the nook. Also if you have the nook simple touch the color pictures are in black and white.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2014

    Hola me llamo alicia

    Como te llamas de donde eres?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2014

    French the llama

    I really want this but i will probably get it in hardcover i saw it in a bookstore

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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?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2014

    G

    I could tell by the cover it would be good

    0 out of 3 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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