While this book initially strikes as a coming of age tale, it becomes something more profound. Moon's desire to understand life, and all the ways it can let you down, is touching and memorable. The novel moves at a great pace that leaves room for both poetic reflection and rapid-fire exchanges that will leave readers chuckling. Crowder's insightful voice can make readers laugh, cry, cringe and reflect within a span of a few pages, and that is something worth celebrating about an author.
---Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★★
I was instantly captivated by this funny and gritty book-- A Catcher in the Rye
for the selfie generation! Moon Landing is a darkly hilarious narrator of the contradictions and confusion of growing up. Thrilling, vivid, and deeply satisfying!
---Chuck Ranberg, five-time Emmy-winning writer of Frasier and Desperate Housewives
Life isn't easy for a boy named Moon Landing, and it gets even harder after his parents split. When young men come knocking in response to mom's online dating profile, it's a plague worthy of the Old Testament--and more trials are quick to follow. Throughout them, Moon wrestles with age-old questions: why do we suffer? and how do you talk to girls? The Book of Moon is funny and poignant. It's a "guy book" with brains and heart that will appeal to a wide audience, from teens on up. Don't miss it!
---Sam Torode, author, The Dirty Parts of the Bible
The Book of Moon pulls you in and won't let go...the prose, dialogue, and content sparkle with originality.
---Mark Saha, author, Lady Joe
What a delight to discover such a talented new author! The Book of Moon is an intelligent and humorous coming-of-age story about 15-year-old Moon Landing, who pilots the stormy seas of adolescence while trying to understand the baffling behaviour of the well-drawn characters who inhabit his world. The author writes about California in a smart, joyful style, capturing the essence of that magic place in all its flaws and quirks without a misstep. The ending is a neatly-wrapped gift that will leave readers smiling and wishing there was more. I eagerly await the next book from this author!
---Janet Ruth, HUGEOrange Publication Review