Saturday, September 1, 2018

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill- Book Review


"The Girl Who Drank the Moon" by Kelly Barnhill is middle grade fantasy and one I picked up for Middle Grade March, which is a readathon that I will leave information about below (click on the video to see the notes). This book follows several different plot threads, that weave together the story of a town where each year the youngest baby is sacrificed. It is a pretty dark start for a middle grade book. But the other threads in that story show the unbreakable bonds between mothers and their children, and the powers of empathy and love, and it was just AH, it was a good balance. As an adult reader, I did struggle at times with suspending disbelief when reading this book, but even with that, this book is so beautifully written and I was encouraged by so many of the messages, most of the time it was very easy to forget that "The Girl Who Drank the Moon" is written for middle schoolers. Have you read this book? Let me know what you thought of it in the comments below!

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