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Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
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2.5

While I liked the book, it underwhelmed me. I didn't become invested in any of the characters. I had a hard time connecting to them, Standish and his friends are supposed to be 15 years old, but the entire story read like he was 10 years old, not to mention the cover. There were words like 'hell' and 'shi*' and even an 'f' bomb or two that would indicate that it was perhaps an older teen read but the story and characters didn't read that way.

I also felt as if it were anti-climactic. While Sally Gardner did a nice job of creating a different kind of world through her word imaging, the 'thing' over the wall just didn't feel as big as it was supposed to be.
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Reading Progress

January 27, 2013 – Shelved
April 16, 2013 – Started Reading
April 16, 2013 –
page 25
8.68% "Choices, Choices List"
April 20, 2013 –
page 125
43.4%
April 20, 2013 –
page 175
60.76%
April 20, 2013 –
page 288
100.0%
April 20, 2013 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Megan (new) - added it

Megan S Aw man I had high hopes for this book! :(


trning_leaves.n.pgs That doesn't mean YOU won't like it!


message 3: by Megan (new) - added it

Megan S This is very true!! :)


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