Stardust by Neil Gaiman

A new-old fairy tale

About Stardust by Neil Gaiman: A breathtaking and magical novel from master storyteller Neil Gaiman. Life moves at a leisurely pace in the tiny town of Wall - named after the imposing stone barrier which separates the town from a grassy meadow. Here, young Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the beautiful Victoria Forester and for the coveted prize of her hand, Tristran vows to retrieve a fallen star and deliver it to his beloved. It is an oath that sends him over the ancient wall and into a world that is dangerous and strange beyond imagining...

My two cents

Beautifully told story about the coming-of-age of a young man who promises to fetch a fallen star for the woman he loves. He gets more than he bargains for and goes on a journey in Faerie, discovers his roots, and unwittingly discovers his true love and true self.

Good reading for young adults; although younger kids may want to watch the movie instead - the book has some tame sex scenes.

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