Why is it sometimes more difficult to find something to say about a book I really liked than about ones I don’t like so much? The Movement of Stars, by Amy Brill, tells the story of a young Quaker woman named Hannah living on Nantucket Island in the mid-19th century. The character is based on the real-life woman astronomer Maria Mitchell: Hannah spends her nights studying the stars and dreams of discovering a comet. The beautifully told story is in many ways about her learning to know herself better and learning to be true to herself. I enjoyed that the plot and characters were unique and did not draw on stock themes at all. The setting was well-drawn and I felt completely engaged in the world. I did not want to put the book down. I highly recommend The Movement of Stars and I hope that Amy Brill writes more novels!