Rules for Stealing Stars by Corey Ann Haydu Publication 9-29-15 @CoreyAnnHaydu

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.

Corey Ann Haydu found a way to address some difficult issues that kids often face in a most creative and beautiful way! Being a younger sister and feeling left out is a common feeling for kids. But what Silly doesn’t know is that her sisters aren’t ignoring her on purpose. They just feel she’s too young to be invited into their world.

Kids often find ways to escape the adversities in life. Kids find solace in many ways. These sisters find their solace in escaping. But when they take their little sister along with them, things begin happening that can jeopardize life as they know it!

I LOVED this story. Sisterly bonds are hard to break. The more difficult the situation, the closer some sisters become. This is a beautifully told story. Delicate issues should be handled with care and that is exactly what Corey Ann Haydu did! 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Corey Ann Haydu is the author of Rules for Stealing Stars and four acclaimed books for teens. She grew up in the Boston area, earned her MFA at the New School, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her dog Oscar. Find out more at http://www.coreyannhaydu.com.

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