July 11, 2012

Wanting to Read: Tracing Stars by Erin E. Moulton

Instead of doing a Waiting on Wednesday I wanted to give a shout out to a great looking book I'm waiting to read:

Tracing Stars by Erin E. Moulton

A charming novel about sisterhood, self-identity, and friendship from the author of Flutter
Indie Lee Chickory knows she's not as cool as her older sister Bebe. Bebe has more friends, for one. And no one tells Bebe she's a fish freak, for two. So when Indie accidentally brings her pet lobster to school, makes a scene, loses him in the ocean and embarrasses Bebe worse than usual, she makes a wish on a star to become a better Chickory. She tries to do this by joining the stage crew of the community's theater production, The Sound of Music. (Bebe has a starring role.) But Bebe is worried that Indie will embarrass her again, so she gives her a makeover and tells her who she should be friends with. That means Owen is out. But he's fun and smart, so Indie keeps her friendship with him a secret. At night, Indie and Owen rebuild a tree house into a ship in the sky to catch Indie's pet lobster. But during the day, Indie has to hide her friendship with Owen. 
When things come to a head, Indie realizes that being true to yourself is more important than being cool. But what's even more surprising is that Bebe realizes it, too.
I think it just sounds really good! I just recently got Erin's first book Flutter, and it looks fantastic as well.


  1. Hmmm . . . second time I've heard of this book on a blog. May have to give it a look-see . . .

  2. Oh, I love the sound of this one! With sisterhood and all the complications of growing up and deciding who you'll be friends with... great pick!

    If you'd like, you can check out my WoW here.

  3. What a wonderful cover. It makes me want to climb a tree.