Stargazing by Jen Wang is a realistic fiction book that is really good for kids ages 7-9. It's a really heart warming story about friendship. And I think it could be a really good gift for 2nd graders.
By Jen Wang
Moon is everything Christine isn’t. She’s confident, impulsive, artistic . . . and though they both grew up in the same Chinese-American suburb, Moon is somehow unlike anyone Christine has ever known.
When Moon’s family moves in next door to Christine’s, Moon goes from unlikely friend to best friend―maybe even the perfect friend. The girls share their favorite music videos, paint their toenails when Christine’s strict parents aren’t around, and make plans to enter the school talent show together. Moon even tells Christine her deepest secret: that she sometimes has visions of celestial beings who speak to her from the stars. Who reassure her that earth isn’t where she really belongs.
But when they’re least expecting it, catastrophe strikes. After relying on Moon for everything, can Christine find it in herself to be the friend Moon needs?
New York Times–bestselling author-illustrator Jen Wang draws on her childhood to paint a deeply personal yet wholly relatable friendship story that’s at turns joyful, heart-wrenching, and full of hope.
Book Reviews (17)
This book has conflict and cause and effect there are two main Chartres one of the girls plays violin and lives in Japan and the other girl moves in next door and they become friends and at the end something bad happens?
Christine is expected to be good at school, speak Chinese, paly violin. And Moon is not. When Moon and her Mom move into extra space off of Christines house. Moon shows Christine that you can be a good person and have some fun too. When Moon is diagnosed with .... Christine needs to get over what she did to Moon and be the friend Moon really needs.
This book sounds so good! I haven’t read the book yet, but I really want to after reading the summery.
I haven't read this book before but I really want to! According to all the positive reviews this book has, I bet its great :)
Ohhh I wanna read thia
Moon is a girl that that becomes friends with another girl named Christine. Then, a catastrophe strikes. Moon needs Christine, but is Christine ready?
Good book about friendship. Diffidently an interesting find. I found the parents of the main character in the book to be a little interesting.
An outstanding book. The main character Christine meets Moon, who is outgoing, original, and unique. Everything is the opposite of Christine. Follow them threw their journey of ups and downs of friendship.
Loved the plot.Friendship is key!