Moonrise by Sarah Crossan (ARC Review)


by Sarah Crossan

Series: Standalone

Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens

Expected publication: September 7th, 2017

Genres: Contemporary, YA, Verse

Pages: 400

Format: ARC

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

* Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*

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

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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I was so not expecting this book to be like this… Holy crap. For a book written in verse, this was pretty damn emotional!

This is the first book I’ve ever read from the author although I’ve been wanting to try them out for a while for how unique they seem to be. Well, this one was for sure unique. It was such an emotional and heavy book and I really really liked it.

I ended the book searching for more pages. I need more pages. It can’t just end like that! I need to know what happens next! But that’s the thing about this book. It talks about unfairness, hope and about life in its worst. But also, how you can find happiness in the weirdest of places.

This story is about Ed. He is in prison and now his life is hanging by a thread. The only persons that worry about him are his sister and his brother Joe, that is our main character. Life is not great for them, and now that Ed is in death row, everything seems even worse.

We see their relationship and their hopes, dreams, and fears. We see how difficult some decisions are and how important sometimes is a person’s hope and presence. And one of the things I really enjoyed seeing is a bit of life inside bars, which I thought this one to be really unique although I’ve never read any book similar to this. 

We see how a life can change in just a moment and it was both horrifying and incredible. 

It was such an important message and it was told in a wonderful, emotionally gripping way. I can’t explain this book better without giving too much away… I would definitely recommend it! I really enjoyed the writing and I would love to try more of the author’s books!

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Do you like books written in verse? What did you think of this one? Let’s discuss it the comments!

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