Outrun the Moon
From the author of the critically acclaimed Under a Painted Sky, an unforgettable story of determination set against a backdrop of devastating tragedy. San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty in Chinatown, and an education at St. Clare’s School... show more
From the author of the critically acclaimed Under a Painted Sky, an unforgettable story of determination set against a backdrop of devastating tragedy.
San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty in Chinatown, and an education at St. Clare’s School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. Clare’s is off-limits to all but the wealthiest white girls, Mercy gains admittance through a mix of cunning and a little bribery, only to discover that getting in was the easiest part. Not to be undone by a bunch of spoiled heiresses, Mercy stands strong—until disaster strikes. On April 18, an historic earthquake rocks San Francisco, destroying Mercy’s home and school. With martial law in effect, she is forced to wait with her classmates for their families in a temporary park encampment.
Mercy can't sit by while they wait for the Army to bring help. Fires might rage, and the city may be in shambles, yet Mercy still has the 'bossy' cheeks that mark her as someone who gets things done. But what can one teenaged girl do to heal so many suffering in her broken city? Breakout author Stacey Lee masterfully crafts another remarkable novel set against a unique historical backdrop. Strong-willed Mercy Wong leads a cast of diverse characters in this extraordinary tale of survival.
Publish date: 2016-05-24
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
What a fantastic read! I loved the character of Mercy, her determination, her voice and her empowerment. While faced with disorder, she finds hope and life and she empowers others to look beyond the present to make their future brighter. Being a minority, her outlook on life takes strength. This str...
A fabulous read that is centered around fifteen year old Mercy Wong, as she begins to live portions of her dream life, the life she has been hoping and praying for. Unfortunately, while fulfilling her dreams of an education at St. Clare's School for Girls, Mercy will also face a world of nightmares....
Lee's debut book 'Under a Painted Sky' surprised me since I typically don't like YA books and have rarely (ever?) read a Western. But it was an enjoyable book of historical fiction and this next book sounded really interesting. Mercy Wong is a 15 year old girl living in San Francisco's Chinatown i...
This book was so amazing ! i LOVED it Great chracters, Beautifully written, it was really amazing ! Mercy was an absolutely wonderful protagonist. nothing more to say ! I don’t want to spoil anything ! i HIGHLY recommend this book. HIGHLY!
Please note that I gave this book 4.5 stars, but due to Goodreads not allowing half stars, I rounded the book up to 5 stars.I have never read a novel by Stacey Lee before, but I am going to definitely check out her other books when I get some time. "Outrun the Moon" was a great look back at a tragic...