Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev

This is a guest post by Superfast Toddlers awesome babysitter Namiko, a teenage girl who loves loves loves to read. She reminds me a lot of myself at her age, and we swap books back and forth.

Synopsis:
When Beatrice Shakespeare Smith is told to leave the only home she has known, the Théâtre Illuminata, she is given one chance to prove that she is a valuable member of the company.

Review:
I re-read a lot. It’s just the way I am, but I don’t often finish a book and go right back to the first page. I did with this one, and then I happily read it again a week later. As a lover of fantasy and theater – and Shakespeare in particular – I (rather obviously) devoured Eyes Like Stars. Beatrice was amusing and believable and Ariel had a wonderful aura of mystery and danger that just about any teenage girl loves. I also found that the story was engaging, both in the telling and the content. However, while I really enjoyed it, I think had I been older or younger I wouldn’t have quite as much. That said, what did grab me more than anything else was the idea. Actors who are their parts and who cannot leave their theater is intriguing and made me wonder all sorts of other things about other theaters. Like are there other theaters? Are their casts and crews similarly bound? I eagerly await the sequels and hope they’ll contain all the answers!

For more posts on Eyes Like Stars, check out the other bloggers on the tour:

The 160 Acre Woods, A Christian Worldview of Fiction, A Patchwork of Books, Abby the Librarian, All About Children’s Books, And Another Book Read, Becky’s Book Reviews, Dolce Bellezza, Fireside Musings, The Friendly Book Nook, Homeschool Book Buzz, Homespun Light, Hyperbole, KidzBookBuzz.com, Never Jam Today, Reading is My Superpower, Through a Child’s Eyes

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