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The Silver Star

A Novel
Walls, Jeannette (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Silver Star


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Two motherless sisters--Bean and Liz--are shuttled to Virginia, where their Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying mansion that's been in their family for generations. When school starts in the fall, Bean easily adjusts and makes friends, and Liz becomes increasingly withdrawn. Then something happens to Liz and Bean is left to challenge the injustice of the adult world.
Authors: Walls, Jeannette
Title: The silver star
a novel
Publisher: New York :, Scribner,, 2013.
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Characteristics: 269 pages ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: Two motherless sisters--Bean and Liz--are shuttled to Virginia, where their Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying mansion that's been in their family for generations. When school starts in the fall, Bean easily adjusts and makes friends, and Liz becomes increasingly withdrawn. Then something happens to Liz and Bean is left to challenge the injustice of the adult world.
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ISBN: 9781451661507
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Report This Apr 05, 2014
  • jescar82 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Not as good as The Glass Castle which is one of my favorite books of all time.

Report This Mar 22, 2014
  • emmadragons rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A great book i loved it. Shocking like all jeanette walls books. I was mad the angry then relived great book.

Report This Mar 19, 2014
  • GLNovak rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This book was a bit of a disappointment. I had read Walls' other two books and thoroughly enjoyed them. They had depth and direction, whereas this one sort of meandered all over the place. The story follows two sisters over the course of a year, a year where they are abandoned by their mother, taken in by their long-estranged Uncle, victimized by a big-shot in town, and integrated into the world of a small Virginia town. The characters were not as developed as I was expecting and the whole writing level seemed to be aimed at the YA group. However, a good quick read for a rainy afternoon when no real engagement is required or wanted.

Report This Mar 02, 2014
  • Eil_1 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This was a quick-read. Half Broke Horses was,by far, superior to this latest offering. It is more suitable to a teenager.

Report This Feb 20, 2014
  • MissAnnie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Really enjoyable read. Bean is a grand girl.

i try to finish this book, but i bored me to hell icouldnt read it all..

Report This Nov 27, 2013
  • Matisse rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Entertaining, easy going read. Compared to Walls' previous books, its more like a sketch rather than an actual fleshed out novel.

Report This Nov 03, 2013
  • grannyat55 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

A very easy, almost simple, read. Partway through I found myself thinking, "This must be a book written for teens".

Report This Oct 25, 2013
  • writermala rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The Silver Star is a poignant tale of survival. Liz and Bean (Jean) are sisters who often have to fend for themselves since their mother considers herself a musician and leaves on jaunts knowing the kids are capable. When Liz and Bean leave their California home and seek out their uncle in Virginia, "The Silver Star" begins. It is a poignant tale with touches of drama and humor. It appears to be a lived experience told with sincerity. I loved reading "The Silver Star."

Report This Sep 14, 2013
  • _Amazon_ rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this story. Sweet, funny, original. Outstanding work from Jeanette walls yet again.

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Report This Nov 22, 2013
  • ser_library rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

ser_library thinks this title is suitable for 22 years and under

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