Monday, August 25, 2014

Bibliophile's Corner

Unhooking the Moon
by Gregory Hughes

Amazon Description
Meet the Rat: A dancing, football-playing gangster-baiting ten-year-old. When she foresaw her father's death, she picked up her football and decided to head to New York.
Meet the older brother Bob: Protector of the Rat, but more often her follower, he is determined to find their uncle in America and discover a new life for them both.

On their adventures across the flatlands of Winnipeg and through the exciting streets of New York, Bob and Rat make friends with a hilarious con man and a famous rap star, and escape numerous dangers. But is the Uncle a rich business man, or is the word on the street, that he is something more sinister, true? And will they ever find him?

My Thoughts:
Unhooking the Moon takes the reader on a roller coaster ride of emotions as the middle grade story weaves a contemporary tale of two siblings struggling to survive in the world without their parents. I laughed numerous times, but ultimately the superbly crafted novel by Gregory Hughes got me in the end, and I cried. Utterly unique, Unhooking the Moon is not only a must-read if you have a family member or friend who struggles with mental illness, it's a book that will inspire your heart. I would highly recommend this extraordinary novel to readers from the ages of eight to eighty.

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