Finished it!!! Kinda sad, but also really good. It‘s a novel in verse and it‘s a pretty easy read. ❤️it!!!!
tonight's reading buddy
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.
My constant reading companion, #MiaCat , sits on my lap as I read this one tonight.
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
#bookmail today was the Waterstones gift edition of The Underground Railroad and a signed copy of Moonrise. Plus this cute woodmark!
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 👍🏼🌙
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.
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.