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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,182 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jacqueline Woodson Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN:
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Laurel would do anything to turn back time - to tell her mother and grandmother not to stay home near the beach with a hurricane coming

to say no when her boyfriend, T-Boom, the co-captain of the basketball team, offers her that first hit of moon -the drug that makes her feel bigger than all she's lost

to have been there for her little brother and her best friend, Kaylee, when they needed her, instead of chasing the moon

But she can't.

All she can do is move forward now. And only she can decide whether to face the pain and joy that is a part of living, or follow the moon to numbness and probably death. Only she can decide to choose to be there for her family and friends - or give them another thing to grieve.

Kaylee says, Write an elegy to the past... and move on. She says it's all about moving on....

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brooke | 2/13/2014

    " Laurel (13-15) who is from a good/ "normal" home starts doing meth "the moon" (as Laurel always calls it)with her boyfriend and spirals down hill and lives on the street. A modern less sensationalized/preachy "Go ask Alice",although not told in journal form. Set in small town Iowa, where her family has moved from Mississippi. Jumps around in time, with short chapters. Well written, really capturing her psych and struggle and also the romanticism of the drug. Woodson also explores Laurel's struggle w/ the death of her mother and grandmother (at the hands of hurricane Katrina) and her relationship w/ her father and baby brother, all she feels she has to live for. The audiobook was pretty good but the reader was slow and had a strong southern accent (which eventually grew on me). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erasmo Guerra | 1/7/2014

    " This is a mesmerizing novel about a teenage girl's howl for the "moon," or meth, in which she seeks solace after so much unimaginable loss. Unforgettable characters. Dialogue that delights with honesty and humor. Lyrical prose that, despite the subject matter, makes you swoon with reading pleasure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn Clinton | 12/24/2013

    " Extremely interesting and fast paced look into the world of a teenage meth addict and the circumstances that put her there. Jumpy, scattered story telling drags you in and keeps its grip on you until the end... Kind of your own little addiction, but the book is your moon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samittra | 12/24/2013

    " This book is about an young girl named Laurel. Tragedy struck her life when Hurricane Katrina swept through her home town washing away the town she grew up with as well as her mother and grandmothers lives. In attempt to move on with their lives Laurel, her baby brother, and their father move away. While trying to deal with the pain of her loss as well as trying to find happiness Laurel finds herself enthralled with meth. Jacqueline Woodson does a great job when writing this book, she keeps Laurels train of thought on the page. This shows us how lost Laurel truly is in her drugged out mind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gesse | 12/19/2013

    " On a personal note, my favorite thing about his book is that there is a character named Gessie. WHAT? I need to write to Jaqueline Woodson and figure out where that came from. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 12/14/2013

    " I cheated and read the ending because I was getting bored. Plus I had an indication of how it would end, so I wanted to see if I was right. I was!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 12/11/2013

    " Really, really well done... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/11/2013

    " Love Woodson's lyrical writing style, and the way she imagined what may have happened to one of the many displaced teens after Hurricane Katrina. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Louisa | 12/11/2013

    " I didn't think it was her best... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tima | 11/27/2013

    " The writing.. It's so tragically beautiful. That's all. There's an airiness to it that makes you feel as if..as if you are beneath a meth moon.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric Harrington | 11/21/2013

    " This book was OK, not anything to write home about. I only picked it up at my local library because it was on display and I needed a quick does of YA lit, as I had just put myself through reading War and Peace. Should have probably chosen another book... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 8/19/2013

    " This was a very good book. I felt it dealt with meth addiction realistically. Acceptable for younger teens to read. Some of her life while using meth was alluded to - without going into detail. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danie P. | 11/10/2012

    " Excellent book that discusses a 15 year old girl and a her fall into meth addiction. The writing style is a little hard to get a grip on at first but managable as the story progresses. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aime' | 11/2/2012

    " Some of the most beautiful and painful 'poetry' I have ever read. Memory is hard, like "the moon," it's always with you but you can't live with it in you; you have to walk away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Cavosie | 10/27/2012

    " Beautifully horrifying. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ethan Berkley | 2/24/2012

    " This book was ok it wasnt what i was expecting "

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About the Author
Author Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson is the winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults; the recipient of three Newbery Honors for After Tupac and D Foster, Feathers, and Show Way; and a two-time finalist for the National Book Award for Locomotion and Hush. Other awards include the Coretta Scott King Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Miracle’s Boys. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

About the Narrator

Cassandra Campbell, Audie Award–nominated narrator and winner of thirty-nine Earphones Awards, has performed in regional theaters across the country and in several off-Broadway shows at the Public Theater and the Mint Theater. In addition to narrating audiobooks, acting, and directing, she is a commercial and documentary voice-over artist.