- By Kate Maryon

A Sea of Stars

  • Title: A Sea of Stars
  • Author: Kate Maryon
  • ISBN: 9780007464647
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Sea of Stars Meet Maya She has a cosy comfy life with her slightly hippy mum and dad by the sea in Cornwall But as an only child Maya feels smothered by her parents love and longs to be a given freedom and indep

    Meet Maya She has a cosy, comfy life with her slightly hippy mum and dad by the sea in Cornwall But as an only child, Maya feels smothered by her parents love and longs to be a given freedom and independence but what Maya wants than anything is a sister.Meet Cat She s never known her dad and her mum s an alcoholic and is not capable of looking after herself,Meet Maya She has a cosy, comfy life with her slightly hippy mum and dad by the sea in Cornwall But as an only child, Maya feels smothered by her parents love and longs to be a given freedom and independence but what Maya wants than anything is a sister.Meet Cat She s never known her dad and her mum s an alcoholic and is not capable of looking after herself, let alone her 11 year old daughter Cat s spent her life protecting her mum and keeping some dark secrets all she wants is to be left alone.But Cat and Maya s worlds collide when Cat is taken into care and Maya s parents make the life changing decision to adopt her Maya can t wait to welcome Cat into the family and hopes that by having a sister, her parents might learn to chill out and give Maya a bit freedom But Cat is angry and resentful and resists Maya s attempts at friendship and soon Maya s idea of a perfect family is blown out of the water.As tensions rise and secrets come out, will the girls ever become friends, let alone sisters

    1 thought on “A Sea of Stars

    1. The idea of this book is great and seems enthralling to me (since I am an older sister who has a younger sister herself). However, that brilliant idea was wasted and destroyed by the repetition of details about Cat's tantrums and unreasonable behaviors (this is why it took me so long to finish this short novel). Or maybe I've grown up and children books can no longer interest me.I was about to give this book 2 stars if it hadn't been for the ending, which was rather touching. It explained everyt [...]

    2. actual rating: 2,5 stars=)) Yeah I'm being generous. The ending has saved it from being a one star book.

    3. A lovely and moving story about families and friendship that is sure to be a big hit with young girls.Maya is twelve years old and has always wanted a sister then one summer her parents adopt a ten year old girl called Cat and Maya suddenly has the sister she has always wanted. However, the girls are so very different can they manage to be friends, let alone family? Maya is an only child and feels smothered by her loving parents whereas Cat has never known her father and has lived with foster pa [...]

    4. I loved this book as it is by one if my favorite authers! And it ends So sweetly and happily! It made me really tingly inside. I recommend it to anyone who can read!

    5. From the cover, I wouldn't read this book as it looks pretty girly. However, my mum bought it for me and I read it actually really enjoying it. It was very interesting reading about a difficult adoption process and you really got to know Maya's feelings and felt sorry for her as well as Cat. I wouldn't say that it's a must read but if you want a short and emotional read definately consider this one.

    6. wasn't drawn into this straight away but eventually I was. The character Cat is well drawn out - realistic. Adoption for this age group I belive to not as common as a younger age range e.g. 3 years old and younger. Still the problems/ challenges faced were realistic and instead of a comfotable ride in the passge was quite bumpy - as envitably adoptions can be. I was wondering why after the death of their son if they tried for another child - evn for a children's book this may have been drawn out [...]

    7. This book had a lot of repetition in it, NOT for effect. For example: ' "Cat!" we called, her name chinking on my teeth like silver.' This is said about 5 times during the book. I did not enjoy reading it, but as I like to finish every book I start, I patiently read through, almost skimming. But what I did notice, though, was that it kept repeating itself. I think it didn't have a very good storyline, and the author tried to add lots of running away and screaming fits in order to cover that up. [...]

    8. Nice read - a children's book really, whereas I was expecting a young adult book. It dealt with the issue of adoption in rather a fluffy manner in my opinion, just brushing the tips of some of the darker side of things. But I guess as a children's book that was appropriate.

    9. I thought that this was an extremely easy book to read never got confused and does set am images in your head for what is going on, but I do think it is repetitive and maybe for more of a child going onto teen book. Other then that it's a nice little story

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