Sunday, 30 March 2014

***REVIEW*** This Star Will Not Go Out by Esther Earl

This Star Will Not Go Out by Esther Earl

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 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.

I grabbed this book the moment I heard about it, and once I picked it up, it was so darn hard to put down.

This book is full of journal entries from Esther's own personal journal, letters from her friends and family, and beautiful photographs. What an amazing book this is.

We read Esther's journal entries from finding out she had cancer, until her very last entry: some funny, some happy, some sad, but all are written with true emotion.

The book starts with an introduction by author John Green, who dedicated his book (The Fault in our Stars) to Esther after meeting her and befriending her at a Harry Potter Fan conference. The introduction is very sweet and describes what a lovely friendship he had with Esther. 

The letters from her family and friends are very touching, reading these you can tell she was loved a great deal. Her Eulogy is also in there, who was written and read by her father. If you can get through it without and tears, you are stronger than I am!

I have to say I laughed and cried during this book, many tears fell. A beautiful book, and I'd recommend it to everyone.

***** 5 STARS

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