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Liberty Johansen is going to change the way we look at the night sky. Most people see the old constellations, the things they’ve been told to see. But Liberty sees new patterns, pictures and possibilities. She’s an exception.
Some other exceptions:
Her dad, who gave her the stars. Who moved out months ago and hasn’t talked to her since.
Her mom, who’s happier since he left, even though everyone thinks she should be sad and lonely.
And her sister, who won’t leave their house.
Liberty feels like her whole world is falling from space. Can she map a new life for herself and her family before they spin too far out of reach?
‘One of the best YA writers working today.’
‘King capably tackles the complexities of divorce and depression in this multifaceted novel.’
‘I loved this book…Bravo, [Amy Sarig King] on this tender sensitively told story about a young girl reaching for the stars.’
‘A wonderful, thoughtful, and often sad book, written with hope and care.’
‘In this searingly realistic novel, author Amy Sarig King explores mental illness, the trauma of divorce and their intertwined relationship…King gives young readers who are also struggling with these issues the hope to persevere.’
‘Meaningful and beautiful…a story for all of us in a world that needs more empathy and understanding.’
‘King is a force to be reckoned with.’
‘Funny and heart-warming.‘
‘A.S. King…is at her peak as a writer. She has a number of successful titles under belt and Dig is at the pinnacle. The questions it asks are deep and important and her writing style is challenging and innovative…This is truly a special novel.’
‘Maybe there are writers more adept than King at capturing the outrageous and outraged voice of teenagers, but it’s difficult to think of one.’
‘King writes with authentic and intelligent emotion about divorce, depression, friendship, mental health and the changing dynamics of parent and child relationships.’
‘A beautiful and heart-tugging novel of family, growing up and growing apart…stunning.’
‘Highly recommended…Glittering with emotions, both positive and negative, this exceptional story is as entertaining, evocative and brilliant as the world of stars itself.’
‘Amy Sarig King shows skill and empathy in tackling the difficult and emotionally fraught journey kids can face through their parents’ divorce.’
‘This appealing novel has a cast of very real and relatable characters, both child and adult, who tackle traumatic but all too common family breakdown with honesty and courage.‘