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  • Maddie (Heart Full Of Books)
    Dec 31, 1969

    Maddie (Heart Full Of Books)

    All of the characters in this felt so strong and unique, even though you were only reading about them in around 150 word bursts! The plot really worked with the verse form, and the shift between past and present events was well managed. ...

  • Alessandra Crivelli
    Dec 31, 1969

    Alessandra Crivelli

    "we aren't the worst things we didor the worst things that happened to us. We're other stuff too.Like.. the times we made cereal or watched Buffy the vampire slayeror helped an old lady off a bus. We're the good, the bad, and the stupid."I missed Sarah Crossan writing so much. This is ...

  • Rebecca T
    Dec 31, 1969

    Rebecca T

    My heart. ...

  • Tissy
    Dec 31, 1969


    Gosh this book has worn out my poor heart. My nerves are frazzled but it was brilliant AND devastating. In this story the narrator chronicles the harrowing count down (as the brother) of a young man on death row. As a result it gives a refreshing and provocative perspective that allows...

  • Bridget
    Dec 31, 1969


    I've been thinking about this book a lot since I finished it yesterday. The story of Ed and Jo Moon and their family is very moving, well it would be, given Ed is on death row and due to execution in the very near future. Sadly the odds of saving Ed are stacked against him. Even though...

  • Alison
    Dec 31, 1969


    A novel written in verse about how powerless we are when faced with the justice system, and the emotional toll it can take on a person and their family. ...

  • Michelle (Fluttering Butterflies)
    Dec 31, 1969

    Michelle (Fluttering Butterflies)

    Cried. Of course I did. ...

  • Alisha Wells
    Dec 31, 1969

    Alisha Wells

    I sobbed. This broke my heart. Full review is live ...

  • Graine
    Dec 31, 1969


    Amazing!Once again, Sarah Crossan smashes my heart into tiny pieces. If you've ever had any doubts at all about how very wrong the death sentence is, read this book. And cry. Sarah Crossan's message comes across loud and clear - it's obviously something she feels passionate about - but...

  • Carys
    Dec 31, 1969


    (3.5 stars) Sarah Crossan's books never fail to move me and Moonrise was no exception. I found that the verse form resulted in some beautifully constructed images and added to the poignancy at just the right moments, forcing me to dwell on the idea of the idea of the death sentence and...