Book Bits: Starfish By Lisa Fipps

Cover of Starfish by Lisa Fipps

Cover of Starfish by Lisa Fipps

Kolee Ho, Editor

Starfish is a novel by Lisa Fipps for middle school readers and was featured on the SSRYA list this summer. 


This novel stars a young twelve-year-old girl, Ellie, who is shamed for her body ever since she wore a whale swimsuit for her 5th birthday party and made a ‘big splash’ in the pool.


The book is an adventure from the point of view and challenges of a person who struggles with their body. Throughout the book, Ellie is teased and bullied, but after getting a therapist and motivation from her friends Catalina and Viv, she decides to come to love herself for who she is.


 This book is an amazing book for anyone looking for a short but beautiful story. It reminds readers of the importance of accepting yourself for who you are with no shame.