Sarah's Stars

Laura Resau. Red Glass
Delacorte Press  $20.99  ISBN 978-0-385-73466-0 275 pg.
Reviewed by Lindsay, Age 15

The light shone right in his eyes now, but he didn't blink. A smile spread over his face, a big, natural smile with neat white rows of teeth and two lopsided dimples. There was a small light around his thin body, a strength I'd never noticed. A hint of who he was before, maybe, who he would become. I saw not just Pablo the six-year-old boy, but Pablo the baby, the man, even the old man, all at once. I looked at the hand, folded in my lap, and saw a child's hands, shaping Play-Doh, and a woman's hands, touching her lover's waist, and a mother's hand, stroking a baby's head, and an old lady's hands, veined and wrinkled, and calm.

In the beginning, Sophie is a sensitive, nervous, young woman living with her mother, stepfather, and eccentric great aunt, Dika. Sophie is struggling to find herself. One evening it is as if a miracle walks into her life; Pablo, a small boy suffering from dehydration arrives with only her stepfather's business card in hand. The small boy is completely alone; having traveled across the border into Arizona, battling extreme conditions, he is the only survivor. Sophie immediately becomes attached to Pablo, reading to him every night and attempting to get him to smile just once, for her. Eventually they must find the young boy’s family and take him home. Their voyage together allows Sophie to open up to a whole new essence of life. Her comrades help her to realize life is a beautiful journey. Sophie learns the true meaning of love when an unexpected incident shakes her to the core, and she is willing to do anything for the one she has fallen for.
Red Glass was an amazing story; I absolutely enjoyed every minute of it; I didn't want to put it down at any time. I completely related to the characters. Laura Resau is an amazing writer, and can describe things incredibly vividly. It's a beautiful story about love, death, and moving on. It represents human beings, truthfully, how they really are, and you can relate to and understand their behaviour. I would recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a true love story, and for anyone who enjoys descriptive literature. 

I give Red Glass five beautiful stars. It was amazing! An excellent book for young people between the ages of 13 and 18.


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