The Weight of the Stars by K Ancrum

The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum

Ryann Bird dreams of travelling across the stars. But a career in space isn’t an option for a girl who lives in a trailer park on the wrong side of town. So Ryann becomes her circumstances and settles for acting out and skipping school to hang out with her delinquent friends. One day she meets Alexandria: a furious loner who spurns Ryann’s offer of friendship. After a horrific accident leaves Alexandria with a broken arm, the two misfits are brought together despite themselves—and Ryann learns her secret: Alexandria’s mother is an astronaut who volunteered for a one-way… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Classism mentioned
  • Sexual assault
  • Parental abandonment discussed
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Recreational drug use
  • Physical injuries, off-page
  • Hospitalisation
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a mother recounted
  • Bullying