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Moonrise
Moonrise | Sarah Crossan
The astonishing new novel from Carnegie Medal, CliPPA Poetry Award, YA Book Prize and CBI Book of the Year Award winning author Sarah Crossan. 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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Gretajahn
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Finished it!!! Kinda sad, but also really good. It‘s a novel in verse and it‘s a pretty easy read. ❤️it!!!!

MrsBabki I‘m a HUGE fan of novel in verse books! About to start one myself. 4mo
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ehewett88
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tonight's reading buddy

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Peddler410
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This could have been a one sitting read — I got started on it late and my eyes were drying out 😂

This is a story that needs to be shared. I can‘t think of another that covers this side of the justice system for teens.

#2019yanovelinverse

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Peddler410
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Starting this tonight. I anticipate tears at some point.

#2019yanovelinverse

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edennugget
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Mehso-so

7/10

This is a verse novel about Joe's brother - who is on death row for something he never did. Family, friends, memories, and injustice are key themes throughout.

I feel like the ending chapter could've been more satisfying but I've never read a book like this so will remember this one for a while.

It has moments of purple prose that will make you tear up. Ultimately, it is a quick read, building in intensity towards the end.

Recommend!

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'You stay in today, Joe,
cos tomorrow's a story that ain't been written yet.
No use in rehearsing it.
No use at all.'

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edennugget
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'We're all dying.
And in some ways they killed part of him already.'

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'We aren't the worst things we did
or the worst things that happened to us.
We're other stuff too.
Like...
We're the times we made cereal
or watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer
or helped an old lady off a bus.
We're the good, the bad, and the stupid, right?'

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Djkpanic
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New TBR- went to pick up 5 holds and then went overboard (as usual).

Bren912 That is so me!!! 1y
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WanderingBookaneer
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Cinfhen 😢 2y
CouronneDhiver Crazy! 2y
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WanderingBookaneer
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My constant reading companion, #MiaCat , sits on my lap as I read this one tonight.

JanuarieTimewalker13 She‘s beautiful!❤️ 2y
LaraReads Ohhh my goodness! Those eyes! 💚😻💚 2y
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
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Kshakal She looks so regal!! 2y
Reviewsbylola I agree with @Kshakal What a beautiful cat! 2y
ladym30 Beautiful face! 2y
Tanner Her expression is priceless! ❤️🐱 2y
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RedbagReadbooks
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4/5🌛🌛. This book was heartbreaking. Ed Moon has received his date of execution. His 17 year old brother Joe leave NYC to Texas in the weeks prior to the death date. Reevaluating their poor upbringing and trying to cope with the impending day leaves an ache. Would highly recommend

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Read66
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Loved this beautifully written young adult novel in verse. The story of a young man staying in a prison town so he can visit his brother who is on Death Row was so sad at times but also very moving and hopeful. Excellent read. Another author to add to my list.

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ScorpioBookDreams
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#bookmail today was the Waterstones gift edition of The Underground Railroad and a signed copy of Moonrise. Plus this cute woodmark!

emilyhaldi Great bookmail!!! 👏🏻 2y
Lucas.Rencher I love that bookmark! 😀 2y
Christine11 That bookmark is gorgeous! And the Underground Railroad is great 😊 2y
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TrishB 💕❤️ 2y
ScorpioBookDreams @Christine11 @Lucas.Rencher I have a slight obsession with Ink and Wonder woodmarks! 2y
LeahBergen That bookmark. 😍 2y
DeborahSmall I need the hobbit bookmark ❤️❤️ 2y
ScorpioBookDreams @DeborahSmall I got this in a swap. I still want the Grisha one. Others should be here this week xx 2y
DeborahSmall Is this the one that was released with the Grisha one? 2y
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Michaelamay
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What I enjoy most about Sarah Crossan‘s work is how powerful and striking the simplicity of her poetry is at expressing the rawness of human experience. Moonrise is no exception to this. Chronicling the countdown to Ed Moon‘s execution on death row, the story is told through his brother Joe‘s eyes as he spends one last summer with Ed. Crossan‘s depiction of the effects on the families of prisoners is thought provoking and very much needed 👍🏼🌙

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Cindathebookbae
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Just got back school to a book order. Excited to ready them!! Wish this could happen every day!

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DennisJacobRosenfeld
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I love it when an advanced reading copy gets such a nice packaging. I haven't heard of Sarah Crossan, but both the plot and the poetic way the book is structured appeals greatly to me. Caught the first 100 pages last night, and hope to finish the rest today. This second image shows the book without sleeve.

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DennisJacobRosenfeld
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I love it when an advanced reading copy gets such a nice packaging. I haven't heard of Sarah Crossan, but both the plot and the poetic way the book is structured appeals greatly to me. Caught the first 100 pages last night, and hope to finish the rest today. This first image shows the book with sleeve.