After previously finishing a very disappointing children’s book, The Girl of Ink & Stars was a delight to read from the very first page. The author immediately established the richness and style that drew me in and carried me along, with my mind filled with curiosity and a longing to discover more.
Although covering a number of serious situations – tested friendships, loss, suffering and deadly danger – doing so from the viewpoint of the main character gives each a grounding that children will be able to connect to.
And the main character herself is both determined and doubtful, qualities that make her very human and give the reader all the more reason to keep with the story to the end.
Kiran Millwood Hargrave has written a wonderful book that will fire a child’s imagination.