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 of cancer 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. Esther was the inspiration for Green's bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars and he dedicated the book to her.
Wayne and Lori Earl are the parents of the late Esther Earl and founders of the nonprofit organization This Star Won’t Go Out, whose mission it is to financially assist families struggling through the journey of a child living with cancer.
For more stories about of Mighty Girls living with medical conditions or grappling with the challenge of having loved ones suffering from such conditions, visit our Illness & Disease section in Life Challenges.
"Just so you can’t say we didn’t warn you, This Star Won’t Go Out will make you sob (unless you don’t have a soul). But it will also make you smile, as one of those rare books that will change the way you look at the world. The true story of Esther, a teen with cancer, this book is a compilation of her essays, short fiction, journal entries and family photos. You might not expect a 16-year-old with a terminal illness to be funny, but Esther is cleverly so while eschewing bitterness....This Star Won’t Go Out is one book that will stick with you long after you finish it." -- Metro New York
|13 and up
|Esther Earl, Lori Earl, Wayne Earl
|Jan 28, 2014