Synopsis: “I can’t let go of them – the good, right things—because if I do I’ll turn into a cloud and I’ll float away, and a storm will come and blow me to nothing.”

Eleven-year-old Aster attends a school for gifted kids, but she doesn’t think she’s special at all. If she was, her mother wouldn’t have left. Each day Aster must do a good, right thing—a challenge she sets herself, to make someone else’s life better. Nobody can know about her ‘things’, because then they won’t count. And if she doesn’t do them, she’s sure everything will go wrong. Then she meets Xavier. He has his own kind of special missions to make life better. When they do these missions together, Aster feels free, but if she stops doing her good, right things will everything fall apart?

Release Date: 1st November 2020

Format Read: Ebook

Genres: Middle Grade, Coming of Age, Neurodivergent, Friendship

Pages: 192

Thank you so much to NetGalley and Riveted Press for the earc to read and review.

Review: What a beautiful story about a Neurodivergent girl who doesn’t fit in to her world, who has big worries and big questions but is too afraid to ask them. She does a good, right thing to make someone else happy, she does this everyday fearing something will happen to her if she doesn’t and adds it into her notebook each time.

I didn’t know how I would feel about this book honestly, I went into reading this forgetting completely what it was about and ended up being so surprised and so moved by the story that was before me. 

This book is definitely on the older age group for readers it’s a very mature grown up book, dealing with a lot of big issues and is a perfect way to explain to someone what neurodivergent is, it’s handled so carefully and written so perfectly. 

The characters are all perfect and realistic and flawed as any human should be. You have our protagonist Aster who moves your heart completely as you read about her fears, her struggles and the growth, bravery and development she goes through. Xavier the boy who lives next to her ‘gifted kids school’ has many struggles of his own and the ‘black dog’ gets him, but with Aster he finds an escape from it. He was a wonderful character and the best first friend for Aster. Then we have Indigo that honestly you cannot not feel for all you want is things to be better for her. We also have the adults that care so much for Aster, all seeing the greatness within her and wanting to help her grow. The characters were all incredibly wonderful. 

This story had me crying by the end few chapters, it was beautiful, creative, delicate and it hits you hard with this touching story.

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4 thoughts on “Aster’s Good, Right Things – Ebook Review

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