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Beneath a Meth Moon - Jacqueline Woodson
Beneath a Meth Moon
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Laurel Daneau has moved on to a new life, in a new town, but inside she's still reeling from the loss of her beloved mother and grandmother after Hurricane Katrina washed away their home. Laurel's new life is going well, with a new best friend, a place on the cheerleading squad and T-Boom,... show more
Laurel Daneau has moved on to a new life, in a new town, but inside she's still reeling from the loss of her beloved mother and grandmother after Hurricane Katrina washed away their home. Laurel's new life is going well, with a new best friend, a place on the cheerleading squad and T-Boom, co-captain of the basketball team, for a boyfriend. Yet Laurel is haunted by voices and memories from her past.When T-Boom introduces Laurel to meth, she immediately falls under its spell, loving the way it erases, even if only briefly, her past. But as she becomes alienated from her friends and family, she becomes a shell of her former self, and longs to be whole again. With help from an artist named Moses and her friend Kaylee, she's able to begin to rewrite her story and start to move on from her addiction.Incorporating Laurel's bittersweet memories of life before and during the hurricane, this is a stunning novel by one of our finest writers. Jacqueline Woodson's haunting - but ultimately hopeful - story is beautifully told and one readers will not want to miss.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780399252501 (0399252509)
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Pages no: 182
Edition language: English
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Bookworm Blurbs rated it
4.0 Beneath a Meth Moon
Laurel Daneau has moved on to a new life, in a new town, but inside she’s still reeling from the loss of her beloved mother and grandmother after Hurricane Katrina washed away their home. Laurel’s new life is going well, with a new best friend, a place on the cheerleading squad and T-Boom, co-captai...
Kim Reads Books About Things
Kim Reads Books About Things rated it
5.0 Beneath a Meth Moon
(4.5 stars, deducted a few points for personal quibbles with the way the story is told and that some parts felt kind of glossed over. But seriously. Immensely compelling story from an author whose every work seems to be gold.)The horror of this book comes on slowly and without being graphic and extr...
Les
Les rated it
Gritty. Laurel loses her mother and grandmother in a flood. After living with her aunt for a couple of years, she moves to a little town called Galilee with her father and brother. Now 15, she becomes a cheerleader and starts dating the star basketball player. Unfortunately, T-Boom introduces her t...
Inthesebooks
Inthesebooks rated it
4.0 Beneath a Meth Moon
3.5 stars I was a little reluctant to pick up this book when I first saw it because it was a lot different from the genres I usually read. But I wanted to try something new, so I made a trip to the library and luckily, the book was there, like it was waiting for me all along lol.So yeah, it's basica...
Randi's Blog
Randi's Blog rated it
3.5 stars. As you can probably guess from the premise, this book is gritty, dark, and very sad. Considering the subject matter revolves around meth and a lot of personal hurt, I can’t say I “liked” this book, but I did enjoy reading Laurel’s story.The writing: This is very fast-paced, which was nice...
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