This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 6 - 8Grades 5 - 10n/a6.468323
New York Times Bestseller!

“This moving read will have you reaching for the tissues and smiling with delight….Stunningly alive on the page, Esther shows that sometimes the true meaning of life—helping and loving others—can be found even when bravely facing death.” –People Magazine, 4 stars

In full color and illustrated with art and photographs, this is a collection of the journals, fiction, letters, and sketches of the late Esther Grace Earl, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 16. Essays by family and friends help to tell Esther’s story along with an introduction by award-winning author John Green who dedicated his #1 bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars to her.

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Hardcover, 448 pages
Published on January 28, 2014 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0525426361
ISBN-13: 9780525426363
2 Book Reviews
  • duncanthedog516
    duncanthedog516about 5 years55 stars
    This book is a true story about a girl who died of cancer... I know, it's sad. This Star Won't Go is beautifully written. Esther Earl's story is told through diary entries, blog posts, and stories from her friends.
    • anisha343
      anisha343about 7 years44 stars
      I read the Fault in our stars and then my teacher told me that there is a non-fiction version to it and I found the book in my school library.