Feeling guilty and ashamed that she will ...more
Melanie Florence’s young adult novel One Night is a powerful read for all readers. Written for reluctant readers it will be read by readers at all levels.
Luna speaks with such honesty and tells her story with integrity. She is a goal driven student with high expectations for herself. She is supported and loved by her family. Her family support and trust is tested after Luna discovers she is pregnant. Luna had attended a party ...more
Goodness, where to begin? Alphabetically (because, you know, librarian):
I adore Luna. She was so much like me in high school that it made her struggles more difficult to read. ...more
One Night was an okay read. I have read better books in this series. While there was nothing wrong with the story, considering how ambitious this book was - tackling two very difficult and painful subjects, I felt as though neithe ...more
I haven't read any of Florence's other books, but this a great young adult read, very relevant to the young people in today's society.
There are some difficult subjects broached in this book, and I think they are sensitively handled - date rape and teen pregnancy, adoption, cultural ties, racism, and many other issues. This is a well written, easy read that I think that teenage girls in particular, will enjoy.
Many thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of this book in exchang ...more
The story holds in a few lines: Luna goes to a party, is given a rohypnol laced drink, passes out, is raped and goes home. She does not tell anyone. She is pregnant from the rape, waits fifteen weeks to try old wives remedies that don't work, has be baby and gives him up for adoption. Complete it with the fact that Luna is a 17 year old senior in high school and that she is a Native from Canada.
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Other things that warmed my heart was the thick bond between the siblings, which is not often portrayed in YA books. I ...more
The writing seemed simple and sounded awkward for the first half. I'm unsure if I just became immune to the simple writing or if it did get better through the book because the last half seemed better to me. Putting that aside, this is an important story as well as a quick read. (view spoiler)[I wish that the book had dealt more with the rape but I understand the decision that Luna made. (hide spoiler)]
The book states it has a 3.0 reading level, which makes it accessible to a wider range of students.
I received an ARC from the publisher through NetGalley.