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Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
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May 18, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: newberry
Read in May, 2011

Why did The Hunger Games get so much hype? Moon Over Manifest should be getting the hype. This book was an absolute pleasure (I cannot say that strongly enough!) to read. I honestly loved, loved, loved it. And I don't gush often! Many books for middle age readers are either too simple or try to focus on adult-themed subjects, but this book is a true gem which drew me in from the very beginning. It is definitely going to be one of my favorite books and one which I recommend often to young and older readers in my library. It honestly had timeless appeal, which I think is difficult for writers to capture when writing for middle graders. The mix of 'newspaper columns,' stories, and current events told by Abilene were a brilliant combination and definitely melded together well. I also appreciated how well the author included so many different historical events, facts, figures, and places. This was a wonderful book and a wonderful choice for the Newbery Award. I look forward to more books from Clare Vanderpool.
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Danielle My sentiments exactly! I have not finished this novel yet, but I LOVE it so far! :)

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