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Book: Stella by Starlight

Author: Sharon M. Draper

Genre: Historical Fiction

Page Count: 352

Stella lives in Bumblebee, North Carolina. Life’s okay. I mean, some stores she can’t go into, and the white school is much better than her own, but she still has her family and her community, right? Not for long. After many years the Klan has arisen in Bumblebee once again. And Stella knows who one of them is.

I really liked this book. I thought that most of the supporting characters were very loveable. There were a few times in the second half of the book where some scenes seemed very random and unfinished. It also seemed to end at a place where everything seemed happy, but I think if the story continued, terrible things would happen.

I thought this book gave a different view on the depression era than a lot of other books. The main difference is that the perspective was from a that of a very small town, as opposed to a city.

If you like historical fiction books that are slightly depressing, you should read this book.

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