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Reviewed by Kayla Cook for Readers' Favorite
(Disclaimer: I received small monetary compensation from Readers' Favorite and a free digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.)
Constellations of Scars is one of the best, most original books I’ve read all year. I loved that Constellations of Scars presented a realistic view of the world—its dangers and pitfalls—without sacrificing its overarching hopeful tone. Amelia faced many trials and horrors, but while she did suffer trauma, she used her experiences to grow wiser. Amelia’s mentality evolved from that of a naïve, frightened girl to an independent, tenacious young woman. It was an amazing transition to read about and one that felt completely natural, which made the story all the more absorbing. Adding to this empowering development were the vivid descriptions of the beautiful Oregon coastline and the well-rounded supporting characters. Constellations of Scars by Melissa Eskue Ousley is an immersive masterpiece of fiction that I won’t be able to stop gushing about for a long time to come.