Every Soul a Star has won the CALIFORNIA YOUNG READER MEDAL!
I’m also very honored to announce that EVERY SOUL A STAR has won the first annual Homeschool Book Award!
Nominated for the:
- Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award, Illinois, 2012
- South Carolina Children’s Book Award, 2011
- Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award, 2010-2011
- Iowa Children’s Choice Award, 2010-2011
- Maud Hart Lovelace Award, Minnesota, 2010-2011
- Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, Maryland, 2011
- Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 2011
- William Allen White Award, Kansas, 2011
- Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 2010
- New Hampshire Great Stone Face Book Award 2009-10
- Chosen as a CCBC (Cooperative Children’s Book Center) Choice Selection
“The astronomical details are fascinating and lyrically incorporated into the narrative. Readers who like quietly self-reflective novels like Lynne Rae Perkin’s Criss Cross or Jerry Spinelli’s “Stargirl” books will also enjoy this compelling and thought-provoking story.”
—School Library Journal *starred review*
“Confirming her mastery of the middle-grade novel, Mass combines astronomy and storytelling for a well-balanced look at friendships and the role they play in shaping identity.”
“Ally, Bree and Jack, three very different souls, converge at the Moon Shadow Campground to witness a solar eclipse. Mass has crafted a beautiful tale of preteen angst and growth under a glorious sky. The planetary research into our universe and the world of eclipse chasers is not only impressive but woven together in a way that makes this book hard to put down.”
“In Mass’s skillful hand, the writing never becomes clichéd. From Ally’s parents and brother to the cool older boy and his grandfather, her characters ring true. And whether you know or care that Cassiopeia’s bright stars spell out the letter M, you’ll be swept away by the science in this book.
The pull of the three distinct voices and their layered stories make this novel perfect for young teens not quite ready for edgier fiction. “Every Soul a Star” is a humorous and touching novel of friendship. This is the kind of book that kids should still be reading in August 2017, the next time a solar eclipse will be on view in the US.”
—Christian Science Monitor
“Mass succeeds in making the eclipse a truly moving experience for her protagonists and her readers.”