Good Reads from Brilliant Books: ‘Miss Meteor’ by Tehlor Kay Mejia & Anna-Marie McLemore

Life doesn’t have to be perfect, but having ‘the right’ person by your side can get it close to perfect. In this edition of Good Reads from Brilliant Books, literature lover, Anthony Ascione shows us a Miss Meteoryoung adult fiction tale that involves the power of friendship, and how beauty is only skin deep.

Miss Meteor by Tehlor Kay Mejia & Anna-Marie McLemore is about a girl who is a star, like a literal star from the sky,” explained Anthony. “So, she’s been living on earth for the first part of her life, and as she turns 15, she is beginning to turn back into stardust”. The twist? She has to win the beauty pageant in her town in order to keep herself from turning into stardust. Anthony also added that even though the main character is beautiful to begin with, she’s not like the other girls when it comes to ‘looks’. “She’s a brown girl and she’s a larger girl. So, with her best friend’s help, they go after the crown”.

Anthony recommends this book for young fiction readers who can handle concepts like gender identity, race issues, and other related concepts.

To learn more about Miss Meteor by Tehlor Kay Mejia & Anna-Marie McLemore, click here.

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