Cecil Castellucci Tin Star

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Tin Star

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On their way to start a new life, Tula and her family travel on the "Prairie Rose," a colony ship headed to a planet in the outer reaches of the galaxy. All is going well until the ship makes a stop at a remote space station, the Yertina Feray, and the colonist's leader, Brother Blue, beats Tula within an inch of her life. An alien, Heckleck, saves her and teaches her the ways of life on the space station.

When three humans crash land onto the station, Tula's desire for escape becomes irresistible, and her desire for companionship becomes unavoidable. But just as Tula begins to concoct a plan to get off the space station and kill Brother Blue, everything goes awry, and suddenly romance is the farthest thing from her mind.

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Advance Praise for "Tin Star" "Written in spare, vivid prose, "Tin Star" was an intense read, and Tula Bane is the kind of no-nonsense heroine I love. Highly recommended!" --Malinda Lo, author of "Ash, Huntress"Praise for "Year of the Beasts" "The narrative alternates between text chapters and graphic novel panels-a unique format that perfectly complements the story. Through this richly detailed window into her tortured existence, readers witness Tessa's struggles with her "beasts" of jealousy, shame, and grief. However, though "Tessa knew that she was made up of all kinds of darkness," the story offers a hopeful resolution." --"School Library Journal", starred review

"Castellucci and Powell make a powerful team, and smartly let the two different breeds breathe in different fashions..Powell's skillfully drawn counterpoint is steeped in mythological undertones, as a girl (presumably Tessa, but never named as such) with Medusa hair turns all who look upon her at home and at school to stone." --"Booklist", starred review

"Castellucci (First Day on Earth) and comics artist Powell (The Silence of Our Friends) mix narrative and graphic storytelling to produce an innovative, moody story about jealousy and grief. Readers will appreciate their access to Tessa's dark emotions throughout; this is a book teens will likely read and reread, gaining greater understanding as they piece together the two halves of this challenging coming-of-age story." --"Publishers Weekly"

."..Sophisticated readers will eat this melancholy, appealingly disjointed novel right up." --"Kirkus"

Advance praise for "Tin Sar" "Castellucci forgoes complicated world building to focus on the rusty, junky environs of the space station, making this one of the few sci-fi books that can be accurately described as "gritty."" - "Booklist ""Written in spare, vivid prose, "Tin Star" was an intense read, and Tula Bane is the kind of no-nonsense heroine I love. Highly recommended!" --Malinda Lo, author of "Ash, Huntress"Praise for "Year of the Beasts" "The narrative alternates between text chapters and graphic novel panels-a unique format that perfectly complements the story. Through this richly detailed window into her tortured existence, readers witness Tessa's struggles with her "beasts" of jealousy, shame, and grief. However, though "Tessa knew that she was made up of all kinds of darkness," the story offers a hopeful resolution." --"School Library Journal", starred review

"Castellucci and Powell make a powerful team, and smartly let the two different breeds breathe in different fashions..Powell's skillfully drawn counterpoint is steeped in mythological undertones, as a girl (presumably Tessa, but never named as such) with Medusa hair turns all who look upon her at home and at school to stone." --"Booklist", starred review

"Castellucci (First Day on Earth) and comics artist Powell (The Silence of Our Friends) mix narrative and graphic storytelling to produce an innovative, moody story about jealousy and grief. Readers will appreciate their access to Tessa's dark emotions throughout; this is a book teens will likely read and reread, gaining greater understanding as they piece together the two halves of this challenging coming-of-age story." --"Publishers Weekly"

."..Sophisticated readers will eat this melancholy, appealingly disjointed novel right up." --"Kirkus"

"A riveting page-turner." - The Horn Book Advance praise for "Tin Sar" "Castellucci forgoes complicated world building to focus on the rusty, junky environs of the space station, making this one of the few sci-fi books that can be accurately described as "gritty."" - "Booklist ""Written in spare, vivid prose, "Tin Star" was an intense read, and Tula Bane is the kind of no-nonsense heroine I love. Highly recommended!" --Malinda Lo, author of "Ash, Huntress"Praise for "Year of the Beasts" "The narrative alternates between text chapters and graphic novel panels-a unique format that perfectly complements the story. Through this richly detailed window into her tortured existence, readers witness Tessa's struggles with her "beasts" of jealousy, shame, and grief. However, though "Tessa knew that she was made up of all kinds of darkness," the story offers a hopeful resolution." --"School Library Journal", starred review

"Castellucci and Powell make a powerful team, and smartly let the two different breeds breathe in different fashions..Powell's skillfully drawn counterpoint is steeped in mythological undertones, as a girl (presumably Tessa, but never named as such) with Medusa hair turns all who look upon her at home and at school to stone." --"Booklist", starred review

"Castellucci (First Day on Earth) and comics artist Powell (The Silence of Our Friends) mix narrative and graphic storytelling to produce an innovative, moody story about jealousy and grief. Readers will appreciate their access to Tessa's dark emotions throughout; this is a book teens will likely read and reread, gaining greater understanding as they piece together the two halves of this challenging coming-of-age story." --"Publishers Weekly"

."..Sophisticated readers will eat this melancholy, appealingly disjointed novel right up." --"Kirkus"

"This compact but complex and well-written novel offers a pleasing blend of coming-of-age story and space adventure. The engaging storyline takes the reader through various surprising twists and turns while remaining true to its emotional core." - "BCCB"

"A riveting page-turner." - "The Horn Book"

Advance praise for "Tin Star"

"Castellucci forgoes complicated world building to focus on the rusty, junky environs of the space station, making this one of the few sci-fi books that can be accurately described as "gritty."" - "Booklist "

Praise for "Year of the Beasts"

This compact but complex and well-written novel offers a pleasing blend of coming-of-age story and space adventure. The engaging storyline takes the reader through various surprising twists and turns while remaining true to its emotional core. "BCCB"

A riveting page-turner. "The Horn Book"

Castellucci forgoes complicated world building to focus on the rusty, junky environs of the space station, making this one of the few sci-fi books that can be accurately described as 'gritty.' "Booklist"

Written in spare, vivid prose, "Tin Star" was an intense read, and Tula Bane is the kind of no-nonsense heroine I love. Highly recommended! "Malinda Lo, author of Ash, Huntress"

The narrative alternates between text chapters and graphic novel panels a unique format that perfectly complements the story. Through this richly detailed window into her tortured existence, readers witness Tessa's struggles with her "beasts" of jealousy, shame, and grief. However, though "Tessa knew that she was made up of all kinds of darkness," the story offers a hopeful resolution. "School Library Journal, starred review on Year of the Beasts"

Castellucci and Powell make a powerful team, and smartly let the two different breeds breathe in different fashions..Powell's skillfully drawn counterpoint is steeped in mythological undertones, as a girl (presumably Tessa, but never named as such) with Medusa hair turns all who look upon her at home and at school to stone. "Booklist, starred review on Year of the Beasts"

Castellucci (First Day on Earth) and comics artist Powell (The Silence of Our Friends) mix narrative and graphic storytelling to produce an innovative, moody story about jealousy and grief. Readers will appreciate their access to Tessa's dark emotions throughout; this is a book teens will likely read and reread, gaining greater understanding as they piece together the two halves of this challenging coming-of-age story. "Publishers Weekly on Year of the Beasts"

...Sophisticated readers will eat this melancholy, appealingly disjointed novel right up. "Kirkus on Year of the Beasts""

"This compact but complex and well-written novel offers a pleasing blend of coming-of-age story and space adventure. The engaging storyline takes the reader through various surprising twists and turns while remaining true to its emotional core." --BCCB

"A riveting page-turner." --The Horn Book

"Castellucci forgoes complicated world building to focus on the rusty, junky environs of the space station, making this one of the few sci-fi books that can be accurately described as 'gritty.'" --Booklist

"Written in spare, vivid prose, Tin Star was an intense read, and Tula Bane is the kind of no-nonsense heroine I love. Highly recommended!" --Malinda Lo, author of Ash, Huntress

"The narrative alternates between text chapters and graphic novel panels-a unique format that perfectly complements the story. Through this richly detailed window into her tortured existence, readers witness Tessa's struggles with her "beasts" of jealousy, shame, and grief. However, though "Tessa knew that she was made up of all kinds of darkness," the story offers a hopeful resolution." --School Library Journal, starred review on Year of the Beasts

"Castellucci and Powell make a powerful team, and smartly let the two different breeds breathe in different fashions..Powell's skillfully drawn counterpoint is steeped in mythological undertones, as a girl (presumably Tessa, but never named as such) with Medusa hair turns all who look upon her at home and at school to stone." --Booklist, starred review on Year of the Beasts

"Castellucci (First Day on Earth) and comics artist Powell (The Silence of Our Friends) mix narrative and graphic storytelling to produce an innovative, moody story about jealousy and grief. Readers will appreciate their access to Tessa's dark emotions throughout; this is a book teens will likely read and reread, gaining greater understanding as they piece together the two halves of this challenging coming-of-age story." --Publishers Weekly on Year of the Beasts

..".Sophisticated readers will eat this melancholy, appealingly disjointed novel right up." --Kirkus on Year of the Beasts

About the Author:

Cecil Castellucci is a two-time MacDowell Colony fellow, an award-winning author of five books for young adults, and the YA and children's book editor of the "Los Angeles Review of Books." Born in New York City, Cecil lives in Los Angeles. For the research of "Tin Star," Cecil attended LaunchPad, a NASA funded workshop intended to teach writers of science fiction about the most up-to-date and correct space science.

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