This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Earl

If you’ve heard of The Fault in our Stars, (and if you haven’t, drop everything and begin reading it because it’s an AMAZING book), you’ll appreciate the journal of Esther Earl, the girl who inspired The Fault in Our Stars. John Green dedicated it to her.

When I picked up This Star Won’t Go Out, a journal kept by Esther Earl, with remembrances by her parents, and an introduction by John Green, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. I found that she was an immensely talented girl with a voice all her own. And then, I found a page (page 72 to be exact) where she lists things she’s thankful for. First on the list, “my cats!”, Second on the list, “my family!”, Third on the list, “oxygen machines”. She listed her cats, Blueberry and Pancake, before the machines that helped her breathe.

I love all animals but I believe if you’ve never had a cat, you’ve missed an irreplaceable life experience. When Esther Earl was in the hospital, a nurse helped her sister sneak one of her cats in the hospital to visit her. And the cat helped.

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3 Responses to This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Earl

  1. Danielle says:

    I would die without my cat. I had to go catsit at someone else’s house for a week because my friend’s cat has separation anxiety, and when I came home my Finky was so happy to see me, then so upset after she smelled the other cats on me and it really stung. We’re cool now, she’s chilling next to me on the futon.