The Celestial Life

Young Adult - Fantasy - General
233 Pages
Reviewed on 09/24/2019
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Reviewed by Maureen Dangarembizi for Readers' Favorite

The Celestial Life by Sean Anderson is a paranormal romantic tale of friendship and self-discovery. Jonathan Celestial has been a star for a billion years and during that time he still doesn’t feel like he knows his purpose. Many years ago he made a serious mistake that lost him his best friend and now the other stars barely spoke to him. Lonely but determined to make something of his life, Jonathan decides to take his holiday on earth as a human. Perhaps he can be a better human than a star. He soon finds out that humanity is more complicated than his textbook described. His love of music and coffee soon land him in many adventures and also a group of friends who will share his secret and risk everything to protect him from the government agent determined to catch a fallen star.

The Celestial Life reminded me of the movie Stardust which also features a fallen star. In this tale, Sean Anderson brings the starry heavens to life. The stars, the moon, and the sun are not just beautiful and shiny but are beings with a rainbow of characters. All the stars are happy with their lives and go out to ‘work’ each evening like clockwork, all except Jonathan who is so caught up in his past he can’t truly enjoy the present. There were some funny times when Jonathan tried so hard to be human and failed dismally, sort of like an alien trying to make sense of humanity. The author shows us plainly that in order to heal we have to learn to let go of the things that happened in our past. Forgiveness is a central theme in this book. All in all, it was a lovely read; more realistic than a fairytale.