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It s so funny that this book popped into my head in 2019 Actually, if I m honest, it s been in and out of my head since I read it back in 2004 as a seventh grader I always liked to read above my levelit made me feel cool Shrug emoji.I never thought it would have a lasting impact on me, but the author s way of dichotomizing people into suns, who give off their own light, and moons, who soak up other people s was and still is fascinating to me I think I still believe that s true.The fact It s so funny that this book popped into my head in 2019 Actually, if I m honest, it s been in and out of my head since I read it back in 2004 as a seventh grader I always liked to read above my levelit made me feel cool Shrug emoji.I never thought it would have a lasting impact on me, but the author s way of dichotomizing people into suns, who give off their own light, and moons, who soak up other people s was and still is fascinating to me I think I still believe that s true.The fact that it s still a book I ponder 15 years later means it must ve been pretty good 4 5 stars I really loved this book The ending was what got me I personally love books with minimal plot and alot of character development and that s exactly what this book had There are some seriously brilliant points but there are some seriously dumb parts too It wasn t amazing but I really did love it and I would recommend it I don t know why, I just didn t really like this book I thought as I was reading it that it was going to get a lot better, but it never did Seemed to get worse. Ho cominciato a dividere la razza umana in stelle e lune fin da quando ho cominciato a leggere il cielo Io sono una luna Se anche voi siete una luna come me, non produrrete mai una luce tutta vostra La prenderete in prestito Farete un sacco di gesti compiacenti, come sorridere troppo e scodinzolare Ed stato proprio il fatto di vivere di riflesso che mi ha messo in questo guaioDi luce riflessa la storia di Callisto May, una ragazzina che ha ereditato dalla nonna Ruth una grandHo cominciato a dividere la razza umana in stelle e lune fin da quando ho cominciato a leggere il cielo Io sono una luna Se anche voi siete una luna come me, non produrrete mai una luce tutta vostra La prenderete in prestito Farete un sacco di gesti compiacenti, come sorridere troppo e scodinzolare Ed stato proprio il fatto di vivere di riflesso che mi ha messo in questo guaioDi luce riflessa la storia di Callisto May, una ragazzina che ha ereditato dalla nonna Ruth una grande passione per le scienze e per l astronomia e che, a 16 anni, si ritrova a dover fare una scelta importante Perch Cal, a 16 anni, resta incinta.Attraverso ci che scrive nel suo diario scopriamo perch si definisce una luna perch Callisto che porta il nome di uno dei pi grandi satelliti,lune , di Giove, scoperte da Galileo Galilei, non emette luce propria, ma vive della luce riflessa dalle stelle, e da tutti quelli che, al contrario di lei, non hanno bisogno di vivere di riflesso per assecondare e compiacere gli altri ad ogni costouna cosa terribile vedersi cos Chi vive di luce riflessa non ha limiti Ci costringiamo a star male Cominciai a chiedermi se vivere di luce riflessa fosse ereditario, come i capelli scuri o l altezza O forse l ambiente che decide Perch , anche a volerlo, non sapevo come fare a smettere di vivere di luce riflessa Cal timida, insicura, ma estremamente sensibile, intelligente e ingenua E si rende conto che se non avesse fatto di tutto per assecondare gli altri, tra cui Tim, la sua prima cotta, ora non si troverebbe a dover fare i conti con ci che lei stessa definisce il disastro Ma alla fine, non senza qualche imprevisto, dolorosa scoperta e molte difficolt , Cal riuscir a scegliere, e far la scelta giusta per se stessa e per lei soltanto Thank you Flannery D Anna Fienberg s Borrowed Light is one of the most heartbreakingly beautiful books about teen pregnancy I ve ever read. Imagine you suddenly have a problem that is bigger than anything you have ever experienced, or a decision that will affect you for the rest of your life What would you do Callisto May is forced into this situation when she becomes pregnant at the age of sixteen.Borrowed Light tells the story of Callisto s struggles, in the girl s own words, as she tries to deal with this huge change in her life.Fascinated with astronomy, Callisto measures her world in terms of the universe, and classifies the Imagine you suddenly have a problem that is bigger than anything you have ever experienced, or a decision that will affect you for the rest of your life What would you do Callisto May is forced into this situation when she becomes pregnant at the age of sixteen.Borrowed Light tells the story of Callisto s struggles, in the girl s own words, as she tries to deal with this huge change in her life.Fascinated with astronomy, Callisto measures her world in terms of the universe, and classifies the people in her life as stars, moons, and matter She admires the stars that she sees around her people who seemconfident,self assured, who give off their own special light She feels she can only borrow light from those around her, reflecting it, the way real starlight is reflected on the moon When Callisto suddenly discovers she is pregnant, there is no one she can trust with the secret, not even her parents She tells only her detached boyfriend Tim, who takes her to an herbalist and then leaves with his friends on a week long surfing trip Callisto is left on her own to figure out what to do, forced for the first time to think about what s best for herself.Borrowed Light is interesting because of the subject, but it still has its problems The story is told from the viewpoints of three different characters, but mostly stays inside Callisto s head, which is sometimes a little tough to take The shifts in narration are abrupt, especially when Callisto suddenly starts to address you, the reader, in person She gets whiny too, as she talks about how insecure she is, describing herself as tail wagging, over eager, estrogen deficient old me Remember The Catcher in the Rye It seems like Callisto says, if you really want to know on every other page, but it is so muchannoying than Holden Caulfield ever was Even so, the author breaks from Callisto s thoughtful, sometimes irritating voice with beautifully descriptive prose when it is least expected The top of the kitchen table in the morning glowed in the melt of marmalade sunshine, she says Under my hand, the wood was so warm I could almost imagine a pulse throbbing there The author does not shy away from any of Callisto s thoughts or feelings, no matter how intense and painful When the story comes to a dramatic, unexpected climax, Callisto s interactions with her family are all real, not fake or sugar coated Her decision has consequences, and she must face them, just like in real life.There is no neat ending, no two dimensional characters or easy solutions in this book Despite its rocky start, Borrowed Light is worth reading through to the end *Download Book ⇚ Borrowed Light ✗ Sixteen year old Callisto May feels a deep connection to astronomy, but feels completely alone on planet Earth Now that she s pregnant, her loneliness is acute She can t turn to her mother, her father, or even her surfer boyfriend Only Callisto s little brother loves her unfailingly, but she can t be there for him right now She s got to make a huge decision and that means thinking of herself first An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Beautiful characterisation of the teen protagonist and her little brother I liked the quirkiness, tenderness and vulnerability of both siblings, as well as their lovely sibling bond The constant sprinkle of astronomy facts was enjoyable too This is a character driven book, as you spend the entire narrative brewing and stewing in the protagonist s mind Luckily, it is a lively and imaginative one Unfortunately, the other main characters grandma, parents were half formed, two dimensional, co Beautiful characterisation of the teen protagonist and her little brother I liked the quirkiness, tenderness and vulnerability of both siblings, as well as their lovely sibling bond The constant sprinkle of astronomy facts was enjoyable too This is a character driven book, as you spend the entire narrative brewing and stewing in the protagonist s mind Luckily, it is a lively and imaginative one Unfortunately, the other main characters grandma, parents were half formed, two dimensional, contrived, silly and cliched and their interactions with each other were very stilted, forced and awkward, like a cheesy midday drama TV script Callisto divides everyone into stars and moons Stars are people who shine brightly and give off light, while moons arereclusive and borrow light She s sixteen and in trouble Her boyfriend, Tim, has gotten her pregnant and she s not sure what to do about the baby Her mother and father are both distant andinvolved in their activities outside of the family then they are with their children Callisto spends much of her time caring for her younger brother Her high school years are so Callisto divides everyone into stars and moons Stars are people who shine brightly and give off light, while moons arereclusive and borrow light She s sixteen and in trouble Her boyfriend, Tim, has gotten her pregnant and she s not sure what to do about the baby Her mother and father are both distant andinvolved in their activities outside of the family then they are with their children Callisto spends much of her time caring for her younger brother Her high school years are some of the most difficult she s had, and she hasn t adjusted well to school or to her peers She loses most of her friends when she s put into accelerated classes, but finds that dropping down to be with her friends doesn t solve her problems either her old friends have made new friends and Callisto is alone She s an odd dreamy sort, interested in astronomyAnd, apparently, that s all I wrote about this one Didn t get around to actually reviewing it HA I wrote that description back in January of 2006, and I m not really remembering my impressions of the book Sofrom the above it sounds literary and depressing and not something I m going to go back and reread I shall award it 2 stars and move on