Moonrise

Moonrise

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD 2017
SHORTLISTED FOR THE YA BOOK PRIZE 2018
SHORTLISTED FOR THE CBI BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018
LONGLISTED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019

'Devastating ... Any reader with a heart will weep buckets' Sunday Times Book of the Week

They think I hurt someone.
But I didn't. You hear?
Cos people are gonna be telling you
all kinds of lies.
I need you to know the truth.

Joe hasn't seen his brother for ten years, and it's for the most brutal of reasons. Ed is on death row.

But now Ed's execution date has been set, and Joe is determined to spend those last weeks with him, no matter what other people think ...

From one-time winner and two-time Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this poignant, stirring, huge-hearted novel asks big questions. What value do you place on life? What can you forgive? And just how do you say goodbye?
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Product details

  • 12+
  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27mm | 326g
  • Bloomsbury Childrens Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Export/Airside
  • 1408878437
  • 9781408878439
  • 83,432

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Devastating . Any reader with a heart will weep buckets Sunday Times, Book of the Week
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Devastating ... Any reader with a heart will weep buckets * Sunday Times, Book of the Week * Mistrust, forgiveness and the premeditated stripping away of a future, distorting many other lives in unfathomable ways, are communicated through Crossan's spare, expressive free verse, with understated, heart-breaking clarity * Guardian * Impossible to put down - its agonising and informative plot, along with the poetry of the writing, makes for a powerful story that should appeal to anyone over 13 with a heart and a love for storytelling ... Deep, light, witty and authentic * The Times * An outstanding and daring achievement ... Bravely tackles the issue of capital punishment, putting an all too human face on the protagonists * Irish Examiner * Brilliant ... An affecting story about the power of sibling love ... One of the most important writers of YA fiction around * Times Educational Supplement * Powerful * Irish Times * One of the most thought-provoking, tender stories of the year * IMAGE * Spare and sad and angry, but Moonrise is also laced with nuggets of happiness thanks to how beautifully the brothers' relationship is built. This is an important, and strangely lovely, read * Sunday Post *
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About Sarah Crossan

Sarah Crossan has lived in Dublin, London and New York, and now lives in Hertfordshire. She graduated with a degree in philosophy and literature before training as an English and drama teacher at Cambridge University. Since completing a masters in creative writing, she has been working to promote creative writing in schools.

sarahcrossan.com
@SarahCrossan
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5,623 ratings
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4 41% (2,307)
3 15% (869)
2 3% (145)
1 1% (46)
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