"The Prettiest Star is a beautifully quiet book, even with all the big subjects that it tackles. The Prettiest Star by Carter Sickels available in Hardcover on Powells.com, also read synopsis and reviews. • BookRiot’s “Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books of 2020” • Atlanta Journal Constitution’s “10 Southern Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2020” “From its opening sentences Carter Sickels’ The Prettiest Star makes it clear that too many queer narratives have been kept out of sight. Name: The Prettiest Star by Carter Sickels Published: May 19th, 2020 (Hub City Press) Genre: LGBTQ, fiction, historical fiction Goodreads Rating: 4.50/5 stars How I acquired it: Library ebook Affiliate Link on Amazon: Buy here Summary. THE PRETTIEST STAR. The Prettiest Star is told in a chorus of voices: Brian's mother Sharon; his fourteen-year-old sister, Jess, as she grapples with her brother's mysterious return; and the video diaries Brian makes to document his final summer. ... All this is expertly paced, unfurling before the book is half finished; a reader can guess what is coming. The scene in which Stella adopts her white persona is a tour de force of doubling and confusion. Bennett is deeply engaged in the unknowability of other people and the scourge of colorism. What it is most interested in is the pulse of a son, the pulse of a mother, the pulse of a town. A stunning novel about the bounds of family and redemption, shines light on an overlooked part of the AIDS epidemic when men returned to their rural … Here a … This is an urgent story about the … It investigates the ways that our lives carry secrets, long and silent, and the ways that our … EW's 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 O Magazine's "31 LGBTQ Books …