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The Next Full Moon Paperback – March 13, 2012
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Full of the poetic imagery and gorgeous magic of Turgeon's other novels, The Next Full Moon is a warm-hearted wonder of a book. I'm keeping my copy for myself, but will be picking up two more for my 12-year old cousins.
Ava is a smart, charming 12-year-old on the verge of discovering a secret about herself and her family. Her struggle between horror and wonder is believable. The characters in the story have personalities of their own, and what stands out is how Ava's friends and family truly care about her. Even the popular boy she likes turns out to be sweet, courteous, and intelligent. Her awareness of her body's changes and feelings is handled with sensitivity and honesty.
I would have enjoyed a book like this when I was a girl, and I'd give it to any middle-grade reader who appreciates a magical tale.
I honestly didn't realize that this was a juvenile/middle reader book until I started reading it (though I had a good idea it was when I bought it, based on the price). I don't typically read a whole lot of books from this age group for whatever reason, so reading something for the tween set was an interesting departure and also a great learning experience.
This is a book that I think tweens (9 - 12 girls, because the main character is a girl and there is a lot of talk about boys and kissing, which I don't think most boys the same age would care about, though I am probably wrong) would probably adore. In fact, I would probably recommend this book to a tween girl who isn't too hot on reading to get her started on the addiction.
The characters felt fairly realistic. I say "fairly" because it has been awhile since I was almost 13 and because a lot of the things Ava and Morgan talk about/do weren't things that I did. For instance, Ava is pretty boy crazy over Jeff Jackson. At some points, it threatens to dominate the story and turn this into a typical contemporary romance. Now, I do think the romance was age appropriate and well-done (not too much dramatics you wouldn't expect in the early teens/late tweens), but I really wanted to focus more on Ava and her feathers (and Ava's mother). Another thing that felt weird to me was how easy it was for Ava to deceive her father about the feathers and how she didn't want to talk to him about them.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
not my favorite work from this author but it is definitely a book to read in between new releases.Published 16 months ago by brittany perry
Just got through reading. Should be posted as a YA book, but nice twist. Fans of Turgeon will like it. Good price and fast shipping.Published 22 months ago by Tonya Morgan
My daughter is an avid reader.
She finished this book in a day and said it was better than Harry Potter... and that's huge accolades from her.
I didn't realize upon ordering this book that it was geared towards middle schoolers. It is a fine book, just not what I, as an adult, expected. Read morePublished on March 15, 2014 by Brian
I love the book I would love a sequel. I couldn't take my eyes off of it. I recommend it for fantasy lovers and romance peoplesPublished on September 24, 2013 by Katie Sanders
needs more pages was shocked about the end i think there needs to be more of the story.otherwise it was goodPublished on February 24, 2013 by Dakota Monfette
Ava Lewis is just about to turn 13 and school is almost out for the summer. One trip to the lake with her best friend Morgan and her crush Jeff Jackson changed her whole world. Read morePublished on September 24, 2012 by T. Dellinger