A Constellation of Roses by Miranda Asebedo, HarperTeen, 9780062747105, 2019
Format: First Edition Hardcover
Rating: 1- 5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5
Genre: Contemporary, Realistic fiction
What did you like about the book? A Constellation of Roses is a book that will leave you with tears in your eyes and warmth in your heart. Trixie McCabe has had it rough. With a mother who has abandoned her and a father that she is not sure exists, she is just trying to survive on her own. Although she appears to be hard worn on the outside, Trixie is a girl just looking for love and support. When a family she does not know about comes to help her, it could be just what she needs.
Readers will fall in love with the McCabe girls. Each with their own interesting personality, readers will connect with each one of them. As their relationship grows and changes, you will be rooting for each of them all the way until the end.
Anything you didn’t like about it? No.
To whom would you recommend this book? I would recommend this book to anyone who is going through a difficult time and is searching for hope and understanding. Readers who enjoy realistic fiction with a hint of magic will love the intertwined combination of both.
Who should buy this book? public libraries, middle schools, high schools
Where would you shelve it? Fiction
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Marisa Marion, Locke Middle School, Billerica MA
Date of review: 1/20/20
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