Title: We Are All Made of Stars
Author: Rowan Coleman
Release Date: 21st May 2015
Rating: 5 Stars
Thank you to Netgalley who gave me an ARC of Rowan Coleman's 'We Are All Made of Stars' in exchange for an honest review.
I can always tell when a book has got to me emotionally, and that's when instead of racing through it to find out what happens in the end (like I do with crime novels), I find myself incredibly reluctant to finish it. And this is exactly how I felt as I was reading Rowan Coleman's 'We Are All Made of Stars'. I found myself reading each chapter slowly, savouring every beautifully written word, so it would take me as long as it possibly could to reach the end of the story.
It was a book that swept me away on a tide of pure emotion. It was funny, sad, happy, bittersweet and yes, at times heartbreaking, but ultimately it was a story full of hope that left me with a lovely warm glow when I reluctantly completed the last page.
It's a book full of very real characters, who are going through very real human emotions as they come face to face with their own mortality, and I fell in love with each and every character. From Stella to Hope, to Hugh to Issy, and yes, even to Jake the cat. I really didn't want to say goodbye to these characters, and could quite happily have continued to read about them for some time to come.
A beautifully written novel that deserves every one of the 5 stars I'm giving it. If I could give it more, I would! Highly recommended.