Rules for Stealing Stars (Hardcover)

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This middle grade book is about the need to escape pain, which means it is not a happy read, but it is a read that rings clear and true. It was a wonderful, honest read, written by an author who can truly craft emotions from pen.

— Sarah


In the tradition of Sharon Creech and Wendy Mass, Corey Ann Haydu's sparkling middle grade debut is a sister story with a twist of magic, a swirl of darkness, and a whole lot of hope.

Silly is used to feeling left out. Her three older sisters think she's too little for most things--especially when it comes to dealing with their mother's unpredictable moods and outbursts. This summer, Silly feels more alone than ever when her sisters keep whispering and sneaking away to their rooms together, returning with signs that something mysterious is afoot: sporting sunburned cheeks smudged with glitter and gold hair that looks like tinsel.

When Silly is brought into her sisters' world, the truth is more exciting than she ever imagined. The sisters have discovered a magical place that gives them what they truly need: an escape from the complications of their home life. But there are dark truths there, too. Silly hopes the magic will be the secret to saving their family, but she's soon forced to wonder if it could tear them apart.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062352712
ISBN-10: 0062352717
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: September 29th, 2015
Pages: 336
Language: English