Trouble in the Stars (Hardcover)
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Following an amnesiac shapeshifter as they flee an enemy they don't even remember, Trouble in the Stars is a unique sci-fi adventure about family and empathy. Trouble's shapeshifting powers make them a fascinating and entertaining narrator, as each of their forms has its own quirks and senses. Funny, charming and heartfelt from beginning to end.— Kay
From acclaimed author Sarah Prineas comes an action-packed, funny, and heartwarming outer-space adventure about a troublesome little shape-shifter on the run from the law. Perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Geoff Rodkey!
Trouble knows two things: they are a shapeshifter, and they are running from something--but they don't know what. So when the StarLeague shows up, Trouble figures it's time to flee.
Changing from blob of goo form, to adorable puppy form, to human boy form, Trouble stows away on the Hindsight, a ship crewed by the best navigators and engineers in the galaxy, led by the fearsome Captain Astra.
As the ship travels, Trouble uses the time to figure out how to be a good human boy, and starts to feel safe. But when a young StarLeague cadet shows up to capture Trouble, things get complicated, especially when Trouble reveals a shapeshifter form that none of them could have expected. Soon a chase across the galaxy begins. Safety, freedom, and home are at stake, and not just for Trouble.
From acclaimed author Sarah Prineas comes a rip-roaring outer space adventure about an oddball hero, a crew of misfits, and finding family where you least expect it.
Praise for Trouble in the Stars:
"A humorous science fiction adventure that is perfect for Star Wars fans . . . A great choice for middle grade collections and for readers looking for humorous, action-packed science fiction. " —School Library Journal
"Trouble in the Stars is a hilarious and heartwarming look at what it means to be human, have a home and hear the stars sing.”—BookPage
"A humorous science fiction adventure that is perfect for Star Wars fans . . . A great choice for middle grade collections and for readers looking for humorous, action-packed science fiction. " --School Library Journal
“Trouble in the Stars is a delight from first page to last, Sarah Prineas tells Trouble’s voyage of self-discovery and search for family with dry humor, whimsy, and moments of heart-tugging poignancy. I enjoyed every minute.”—Greg van Eekhout, author of Voyage of the Dogs
“Prineas’s exciting and masterful adventure affirms a profound truth: that just like Trouble themself, real homes and families can take many shapes.”—Jenn Reese, author of A Game of Fox & Squirrels
“I loved this book! Trouble in the Stars is a deftly plotted page-turner with an exceptional protagonist. Trouble’s journey from loneliness and fear to acceptance and agency is rendered with warmth and nuance, making a vast, exciting galaxy feel as cozy as home. Highly recommended.”—Rae Carson, author of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker