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Summary

Molly Sullivan said that the new baby was a little star. She was no trouble at all and she was always smiling - so she became known as Star and no one remembered that her name was Oona.

Star Sullivan just wanted everyone to be happy - her father to stop gambling, her mother not to work so hard, her brother to stay out of trouble, her sister to stop worrying about every little thing she ate.

Then the Hale family moved in next door, and from the moment Star saw 23-year-old Laddy Hale, everything began to change - until Star was no longer the sweet, thoughtful girl everyone loved and no one worried about...

©2006 Maeve Binchy (P)2007 Orion Publishing Group

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Narrator awful

I love Maeve Binchy books but couldn’t get passed a chapter as the narrator completely spoils the book. She reads it as if she is reading a nursery book, in fact I had to double check I hadn’t chosen a child’s book by mistake. What a shame