REVIEW: Stars in the Grass by Ann Marie Stewart


Stars in the Grass

The McAndrews family is reeling after the tragic death of their youngest family member, Joel.  At age 3, Joel is killed in a freak accident.  The McAndrews family is also a pastor’s family and the death brings unique challenges for the family.  Reverend John McAndrews struggles mightily and it shakes his faith.  15-year-old Matthew acts out in self-destructive ways.  10-year-old Abby is scared, scared of everything.  And, Renee the mother, finds herself needing to be the glue.

Written from the point-of-view of Abby, the story digs into the stress of the year following the death of Joel.  I think we get to see the issues of each family member, as best a 10-year-old can relay them through a story.  Time is required for the family to move forward and you will be reading and encouraging them to stay together and work through this grief.

Thanks to Shiloh Run Press for providing me an ARC for a review in my own words.

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