Graphic Novel - 2019
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"Stargazing is a heartwarming middle-grade graphic novel in the spirit of Real Friends and El Deafo, from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Jen Wang. Moon is everything Christine isn't. She's confident, impulsive, artistic . . . and though they both grew up in the same Chinese-American suburb, Moon is somehow unlike anyone Christine has ever known. But after Moon moves in next door, these unlikely friends are soon best friends, sharing their favorite music videos and painting their toenails when Christine's strict parents aren't around. Moon even tells Christine her deepest secret: that she has visions, sometimes, of celestial beings who speak to her from the stars. Who reassure her that earth isn't where she really belongs. Moon's visions have an all-too-earthly root, however, and soon Christine's best friend is in the hospital, fighting for her life. Can Christine be the friend Moon needs, now, when the sky is falling? Jen Wang draws on her childhood to paint a deeply personal yet wholly relatable friendship story that's at turns joyful, heart-wrenching, and full of hope."
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250183873
Characteristics: 208 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Pien, Lark


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gomegan Apr 29, 2021

This was story I wanted to read forever.

JCLJenV Jan 15, 2021

A graphic novel about not quite fitting in but staying true to yourself.

STPLKidsCauseway Jan 07, 2021

Jen Wang introduces the reader to a fresh new perspective of trying to grow up under the pressure of being the "perfect child" in an Asian household. While this book does introduce readers to a different culture and is inclusive to Asian-American readers it also focuses on making friends. Christine, our main character, struggles with making new friends and being a good friend to Moon who has a life-threatening illness. The themes of friendship, helping others, remorse, and forgiveness are common throughout.

Dec 22, 2020


Dec 06, 2020

What a great book about friendship!

Jun 26, 2020

this book was amazing! it teaches us of true friendship

JCLBrittanyC Feb 27, 2020

Oh my goodness, this was such a sweet story! When Moon’s family moves to town, rumors begin to spread about Moon, where she came from, and what her family is like. Before you know it, Moon becomes Christine’s neighbor, and Christine is now forced to hang out with her. Without hesitation Moon invites Christine into her world, and becomes the friend Christine always needed. With all great relationships come hard times, and when those fall on Moon, Christine has to decide if she is going to be the friend Moon needs. What I loved about this book is how it shows how these young girls can overcome their differences and disagreements in a healthy way. Rarely are you going to find someone who is going to agree with you on everything, so I found this to be a refreshing read for young readers. It offers a realistic approach to friendship and how it can change over time.

JCLHeatherM Feb 13, 2020

Christine and new classmate/neighbor Moon have a sweet and tender friendship with each other as they experience the ups and downs of middle school.

Feb 06, 2020

I loved everything about this recently released graphic novel. Moon lives with her widowed mother and they have been struggling financially. Christine is from a two-parent family. When they become next door neighbors they begin to discover common ground. Jen Wang has drawn on her own childhood experiences to bring us this friendship story. There are so many worthy topics that are addressed including religion, bullying, jealousy, and illness. The graphics are simply gorgeous and really bring the narrative to life. Put this in the hands of kids who love Raina Telgemeier, Shannon Hale, Cece Bell, and Vera Brosgol.

JessicaGma Nov 27, 2019

I love Jen Wang's art, and this time, it's a whole graphic novel. This was a real treat as it deals with so many themes, like bullying, friends, health issues, fitting in when your culture maybe isn't the same.....extremely well done. An excellent addition to middle school comics!

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