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Moonrise

Moonrise
Written by Sarah Crossan
Bloomsbury¬†¬†£7.99
ISBN: 978-1408867815

Once read, never forgotten. This is a jaw-dropping book, written in blank verse, about a boy whose brother is on Death Row. Utterly captivating, moving, frightening and certain to raise questions about the sorts of justice those held by such a system experience. This book is remarkable. Joe's voice is believable and urgent, increasingly bewildered as the inevitability of his brother's fate becomes clear. The story begins with the arrest of his brother, continues with the attempts at proper representation during the twisted course of the trial, and the ending is framed in dwindling hope, red-hot rage and ultimately, some sort of acceptance. Brilliantly done, accessible and thought-provoking. This is one of those landmark books, deserving a huge audience of teens and adults, and much critical acclaim.
Julia Wills

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Ross Montgomery: Look Up and See the Wonder (Carousel 68)

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Harry Potter and the Search for a Style (Carousel 67)

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Lemony Snicket, Nadiya Hussain, Wildwood (Carousel 66)

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Anthony Horowitz, Andy Riley, Lydia Monks (Carousel 65)

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Shaun Tan, Marion Deuchars, Bruce Ingman (Carousel 64)

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Alex T Smith, Jeanne Willis, Frances Hardinge (Carousel 63)

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Michael Foreman, William Grill, Robin Stevens (Carousel 62)

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Nicola Morgan, Richard Adams and Lauren Child (Carousel 61)

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Jacqueline Wilson. Modern take on Alice and more (Carousel 60)

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Frank Cottrell Boyce. Simon Mayo, children's author (Carousel 59)

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25 years of ELMER at Andersen Press. Michael Rosen . . . (Carousel 58)

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The Great War, Chris Haughton, Mick Inkpen, Erin Lange (Carousel 57)