The weight of the stars / K. Ancrum.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "After a horrific accident brings loners Ryann and Alexandria together, Ryann learns that Alexandria's mother is an astronaut who volunteered for a one-way trip to the edge of the solar system." -- (Source of summary not specified)
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Ryann dreams of traveling across the stars, but a career in space isn't an option for a girl who lives in a trailer park on the wrong side of town. Alexandria is a loner who spurns Ryann's offer of friendship, until a horrific accident leaves Alexandria with a broken arm. Ryann learns her secret: Alexandria's mother is an astronaut who volunteered for a one-way trip to the edge of the solar system. Every night Alexandria waits to catch radio signals from her mother. And its up to Ryann to lift her onto the roof day after day... until the silence between them grows into friendship, and eventually something more. -- adapted from jacket
    • Notes:
      LGBTQ.
    • ISBN:
      9781250101631
      1250101638
    • Accession Number:
      2018936704
    • Accession Number:
      on1083528281
      1083528281
    • Accession Number:
      fay.645480
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ANCRUM, K. The weight of the stars. [s.l.] : Imprint, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 17 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Ancrum K. The Weight of the Stars. Imprint; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645480. Accessed October 17, 2019.
    • APA:
      Ancrum, K. (2019). The weight of the stars. Imprint. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645480
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Ancrum, Kayla. 2019. The Weight of the Stars. Imprint. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645480.
    • Harvard:
      Ancrum, K. (2019) The weight of the stars. Imprint. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645480 (Accessed: 17 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Ancrum, K 2019, The weight of the stars, Imprint, viewed 17 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Ancrum, Kayla. The Weight of the Stars. Imprint, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645480.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Ancrum, Kayla. The Weight of the Stars. Imprint, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645480.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Ancrum K. The weight of the stars [Internet]. Imprint; 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 17]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645480

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 February #2

*Starred Review* Ancrum follows her devastating thriller, The Wicker King (2017), with a sf sophomore novel that is as bright as it is stellar. All tough-girl Ryann Bird desires is to soar among the stars. However, such dreams are impossible for orphans like her. Trapped in a trailer park, Ryann falls prey to the toxicities of her environment. Then she meets nerdy, aloof Alexandria and extends an offer of friendship. Alexandria rejects Ryann, however, until Alexandria suffers an accident and the two girls are thrust together, despite now despising each other. Ryann quickly learns that her and Alexandria's meeting may have not been by chance; sometimes the universe has grand plans and places certain people in your orbit. Alexandria desperately listens to radio signals every day for a transmission from her mother, who is an astronaut undertaking a one-way voyage to the edge of the solar system. Ryann must lift injured Alexandria onto the roof to listen, and as the two girls begin to lean on each other, their friendship burgeons into a more powerful bond. As before, Ancrum plunges readers into a story with a lush, dark atmosphere; heartbreaking circumstances; bright, new love that blossoms from ugliness; and vividly real, magnetic characters. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.