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Blue Moon (Blue Moon #1)

3.51  ·  Rating Details ·  217 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Fifteen-year old Mia lives with her dad in a small rural community. When she discovers that she's pregnant she doesn't know where to turn - her elder sisters have left home, her mum left when Mia was six, her boyfriend, Will, is too scared to be anyhelp and her dad tries to push her into an abortion. Backed into a corner, she runs away and joins two women on a canal boat. ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published 2003
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Vishy
Aug 30, 2013 Vishy rated it really liked it
I discovered Julia Green’s ‘Blue Moon’ when I went to a secondhand book sale a few weeks back. The central theme of the book was appealing to me and so I thought I will get it. A couple of days back when I thought that I should pick a light novel which can be read quickly, I thought I will read Green’s book. Not exactly because the theme is light – because it is not – but because it is a YA book and so I thought the prose will be simple and the book will be plot-driven and so it will be a quick ...more
Watermelon Daisy
Oct 02, 2012 Watermelon Daisy rated it liked it


Blue Moon had one of the best beginnings I’ve experienced in a book.

The action sucked me in straight away. Although the prologue was a little flowery and unnecessary, the first chapter heads straight to the action –when Mia begins accepting there may be something wrong with her.

However, the storyline went downhill. Mia’s impulses, although characteristic, contributed annoyingly to the story. Indeed, she was stupid to get herself into this mess –realising every-time she had a physical relationshi
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Daniela Jannuzzi
Jan 28, 2015 Daniela Jannuzzi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un'estate, quella di Mia, ricca di scoperte e sorprese: le prime cotte, la voglia di indipendenza e un pesante segreto.
Mia scopre di essere incinta. Per la prima volta ha paura, teme la reazione di suo padre. Di sua madre non le importa, alla fine è stata proprio lei ad andarsene lasciando suo padre e le sue sorelle.
Mia, piccola e fragile quindicenne; tutti pensano di sapere cosa dovrà fare, cos'è giusto per lei.
Mia però sorprende tutti, scappa via e porta con sè il minuscolo fagiolino che le c
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Abigael Bamgboye
Jul 19, 2013 Abigael Bamgboye rated it it was ok
Unlike other Julia Green books, Blue Moon was to me, a disappointment. Yes, it had a stereotypical plotline, but that didn't mean it had to be dead from the first page - yet sadly it was.

I feel like a lot of the book was underdeveloped: the relationships, the characters and the simple mindedness of the narrator, which in the end became mildly endearing, was probably the worst part about the book. She makes stupid decisions, for stupid reasons and she never admits when she's in the wrong. Overal
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Olivia Eagles-smith
May 21, 2012 Olivia Eagles-smith rated it really liked it
I decided to read this book because I choose it whilst at school from the library, and I got into it quite quickly and easliy. The category in the bingo board this book ticks off is, "A book with themes related to those we've studied in term one." In term one, we studied the topic,' Beauty' I think it relates to beauty because she didnt want anyone to know that she was pregnant and was trying to hide her body image. Because I feel having a baby is special and beautiful in the correct situation. ...more
Bethany
Dec 20, 2012 Bethany rated it really liked it
Earlier this year, i read a book, The Opposite Of Chocolate, which dealt with the same issues Blue Moon did. I enjoyed Blue Moon better because i like Julia Green's style of writing anyway, but i thought that the relationship between Mia and Will was more developed and special than the hardly existing relationship of the characters in the other book. I also liked how in this one you were actually told what happened to her in the end whereas the other was a cliffhanger. Blue moon was predictable ...more
Heather
Jul 01, 2016 Heather rated it it was ok
I read this book with high expectations having read/heard good reviews about it, but I was extremely disappointed. It was an okay read but certainly not was I was hoping for. I found sixteen-year-old Mia annoying and I disliked the way she spoke to her father. The 'little girl' she kept seeing and her time on the boat didn't read true and added an unbelievable element to the story. Overall, a rather ho hum storyline. I won't be bothering with the sequel.
Lea A
Oct 12, 2011 Lea A rated it it was amazing
I really really liked this book. It was really detailed, so it was like watching a movie in my head. There was a lot of challenges for Mia, but she got through them, even though her dad didn't approve of any of the choices that she was making.
So92
Oct 15, 2015 So92 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Noioso. Pensavo che trattando di gravidanza mi avrebbe coinvolto, invece le mie aspettative sono state completamente deluse. Se cercate un libro sulla gravidanza in tenera età e il tema dell’aborto, questo non è per niente adatto, c’è di meglio!!
Samira Hales
Mar 14, 2014 Samira Hales rated it really liked it
Love this book, read it for the first time when I was around 15 and it's forever stuck with me since. Brilliantly written and puts a new spin on the teen pregnancy.
Ophelia
Jul 10, 2013 Ophelia rated it it was amazing
Loved it, would happily read it again. So touching and girls the same age and older are able to completely relate with such personal feelings.
Naomi Nabi
Apr 26, 2011 Naomi Nabi rated it liked it
its good for teenagers who have been wanted a baby just to see how difficult it is and the good and bad sides
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“Lying in their field above the sea, watching the sun go down and the darkness creep over the field so that they were wrapped together in shadow. Will propped himself on one elbow beside her, is finger curling strands of her dark hair until it was bound so tight it pulled her scalp and she cried out, and then he bent over her, kissed her, so,so tenderly, and she thought she would die with happiness. They had made love, the very first time.” 2 likes
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