Body of Stars

In Laura Maylene Walter’s debut novel, palpable anger at injustice is met with love—a fierce, familial and able challenger.

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Review of ‘Body of Stars’

In the circumscribed dystopia of Laura Maylene Walter’s debut novel, Body of Stars, markings on girls’ bodies tell their futures, but one young woman learns to navigate in a new way—by using herself as constellation.

Celeste’s society operates under the rubric of a book titled Mapping the Future: An Interpretive Guide to Women and Girls,…

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