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Moonrise by Sarah Crossan
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really liked it
bookshelves: 2017, female-authors, hardbacks, library-books, teen-ya, verse, texas

Having discovered Sarah Crossan and the style of writing in verse earlier this year, I was keen to read her latest book. Moonrise is told from the point of view of Joe. His brother Ed is on death row in Texas for murdering a policeman and the story starts as the date of execution is set.
I love the medium of verse as a writing tool – Crossan is able to convey emotions and tell a story in far less words than a conventional novel. The topic of the death penalty is interesting and thought provoking and its perfectly pitched for the young adult audience it is aimed at (but is also of interest to adults too).
If you fancy something a bit different, I would recommend this or any of Crossan’s books wholeheartedly.
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Reading Progress

September 19, 2017 – Shelved
September 19, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
September 25, 2017 – Started Reading
September 25, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017
September 25, 2017 – Shelved as: female-authors
September 25, 2017 – Shelved as: hardbacks
September 25, 2017 – Shelved as: library-books
September 25, 2017 – Shelved as: teen-ya
September 25, 2017 – Shelved as: verse
September 25, 2017 – Shelved as: texas
September 26, 2017 –
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September 26, 2017 – Finished Reading

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