Shining On: 11 Star Authors' Illuminating Stories

Shining On: 11 Star Authors' Illuminating Stories By Lois Lowry Meg Cabot, Shining On Star Authors Illuminating Stories In this thoughtful and engaging collection acclaimed authors explore the highs and lows of growing up and shining on in the face of obstacles A parent s departure a sister s illness a cheerleade
  • Title: Shining On: 11 Star Authors' Illuminating Stories
  • Author: Lois Lowry Meg Cabot
  • ISBN: 9780385734721
  • Page: 330
  • Format: Paperback
  • Shining On: 11 Star Authors' Illuminating Stories By Lois Lowry Meg Cabot, In this thoughtful and engaging collection, 11 acclaimed authors explore the highs and lows of growing up and shining on in the face of obstacles A parent s departure, a sister s illness, a cheerleader s breakup, a family s secrets these stories sensitively capture the challenges and triumphs of finding the way to a bright tomorrow.Featuring powerful stories by LoisIn this thoughtful and engaging collection, 11 acclaimed authors explore the highs and lows of growing up and shining on in the face of obstacles A parent s departure, a sister s illness, a cheerleader s breakup, a family s secrets these stories sensitively capture the challenges and triumphs of finding the way to a bright tomorrow.Featuring powerful stories by Lois Lowry, Meg Rosoff, Meg Cabot, Melvin Burgess, Sue Limb, and A portion of the money generated from the sale of this book will benefit CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation and Children s Oncology Group, partners in the search for a cure for childhood cancer.
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    1. Lois Lowry Meg Cabot

      Taken from Lowry s website I ve always felt that I was fortunate to have been born the middle child of three My older sister, Helen, was very much like our mother gentle, family oriented, eager to please Little brother Jon was the only boy and had interests that he shared with Dad together they were always working on electric trains and erector sets and later, when Jon was older, they always seemed to have their heads under the raised hood of a car That left me in between, and exactly where I wanted most to be on my own I was a solitary child who lived in the world of books and my own vivid imagination.Because my father was a career military officer an Army dentist I lived all over the world I was born in Hawaii, moved from there to New York, spent the years of World War II in my mother s hometown Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and from there went to Tokyo when I was eleven High school was back in New York City, but by the time I went to college Brown University in Rhode Island , my family was living in Washington, D.C.I married young I had just turned nineteen just finished my sopho year in college when I married a Naval officer and continued the odyssey that military life requires California Connecticut a daughter born there Florida a son South Carolina Finally Cambridge, Massachusetts, when my husband left the service and entered Harvard Law School another daughter another son and then to Maine by now with four children under the age of five in tow My children grew up in Maine So did I I returned to college at the University of Southern Maine, got my degree, went to graduate school, and finally began to write professionally, the thing I had dreamed of doing since those childhood years when I had endlessly scribbled stories and poems in notebooks.After my marriage ended in 1977, when I was forty, I settled into the life I have lived ever since Today I am back in Cambridge, Massachusetts, living and writing in a house dominated by a very shaggy Tibetan Terrier named Bandit For a change of scenery Martin and I spend time in Maine, where we have an old it was built in 1768 farmhouse on top of a hill In Maine I garden, feed birds, entertain friends, and readMy books have varied in content and style Yet it seems that all of them deal, essentially, with the same general theme the importance of human connections A Summer to Die, my first book, was a highly fictionalized retelling of the early death of my sister, and of the effect of such a loss on a family Number the Stars, set in a different culture and era, tells the same story that of the role that we humans play in the lives of our fellow beings.The Giver and Gathering Blue, and the newest in the trilogy Messenger take place against the background of very different cultures and times Though all three are broader in scope than my earlier books, they nonetheless speak to the same concern the vital need of people to be aware of their interdependence, not only with each other, but with the world and its environment.My older son was a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force His death in the cockpit of a warplane tore away a piece of my world But it left me, too, with a wish to honor him by joining the many others trying to find a way to end conflict on this very fragile earth.I am a grandmother now For my own grandchildren and for all those of their generation I try, through writing, to convey my passionate awareness that we live intertwined on this planet and that our future depends upon our caring , and doing , for one another.

    291 thoughts on “Shining On: 11 Star Authors' Illuminating Stories”

    1. I love compilation books, and this one is another good read Because most of the authors are British, I am not familiar with a lot of their writings, but I plan on reading quite a few of them now that I have gotten a taste And isn t that what compilations are for I mean besides supporting whatever charity the proceeds of the books are supporting, that is All of the stories in Shining On center on teens overcoming whatever challenges life throws at them, and the proceeds of this particular book be [...]


    2. I enjoyed this compilation of short stories by some well known young adult authors mostly British I did wish though that of the stories would have had male protagonists although all but one of the authors were female and what boy would ever pick up this book with that cover But, overall, the stories were well done and interesting.


    3. It surprised me how much I liked this book I didn t know what it was when I first picked it up and didn t like the essays at first, but by the end it really hit my coming of age young adult fiction soft spot Short snap shots of what it is like to be in a teenager s world Be prepared for lots of angst.


    4. Surprisingly this book was really good I saw it on the shelf at the library and it just pulled me it with teen drama You would think its one of those stupid corny books that shows someone growing upbut it s NOT The stories great except one or two.




    5. These stories are really good and you can re read them, I liked the one with the twins Skin Deep , but I d recomend it to anyone.




    6. Most of the stories were pretty cliche teen novel type things but I did really like Humming through my Fingers by Malorie Blackman.



    7. I have been on a Lois Lowry kick since stumbling upon the Anastasia Krupnik series I grabbed this book from HPL Overdrive without reading the summary indicating it was a collection of short stories from various authors What a find This collection has introduced me to several new authors that I want to track down their books Category mostly realistic fiction, young adult, one ghost story


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