Monday, November 26, 2012
Over the Moon!
MAGGOT MOON by Sally Gardner. Candlewick Press, 2013.
Warning: do not begin reading this book unless you have several hours to spend within its pages. Once undertaken, you will not be able to put this one down. Meet Standish Treadwell, he of the two different colored eyes. He whose parents have "disappeared" along with so many other residents of his almost deserted neighborhood. He whose friend Hector and Hector's parents have also "disappeared." Now it is Standish and his grandfather and the Moon Man living, barely living, and trying hard not to be noticed. Short chapters speed by in this bleak landscape that houses Standish and some bullies (including one unforgettable teacher who rivals any bully ever encountered) and a mysterious house on the top of a hill. Take care for the secrets are deadly. <625>