By Maureen Tai, 31 January 2021
Stargazing is Jen Wang’s sweet, engaging and heart-warming graphic novel about friendship, fitting in and forgiveness. Christine finds herself blossoming, thanks to her friendship with the gregarious, fun-loving and artistic Moon, even as Moon struggles to meet the expectations of their tightly knit Asian American community. When Moon becomes more popular at school however, their friendship is put to the test. After tragedy strikes, Christine must decide if she can rise above her guilt and insecurities and become the friend that Moon needs. Wang’s gorgeous illustrations, beautifully colored by Lark Pien, make Stargazing a visual treat even for younger readers (100 words).
2 thoughts on “Flash Review: Stargazing by Jen Wang”
I enjoyed both this and ‘The Prince and the Dressmaker’ (although I didn’t like the one she illustrated but didn’t write, ‘In Real Life.’) I’m looking forward to reading more from this author. Great review!
Thanks! Very much agree with you. I too, await eagerly for Jen’s next work!
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