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Half Moon Summer by Elaine Vickers
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Half Moon Summer by Elaine Vickers
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Jun 06, 2023 | ISBN 9781682635391

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★ “Drew’s prose is direct and descriptive; Mia uses free verse to capture concise moments and feelings. . . . Uplifting.”Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

★ “Via distinct dual perspectives that alternate between Drew’s POV, told in compassionate prose, and Mia’s, conveyed in rhythmic verse, Vickers (Like Magic) vividly captures one emotionally turbulent summer filled with a friendship’s mutual trust and support.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Vickers does an excellent job of blending her two narrators’ voices, with Drew’s chapters written in prose and Mia’s in verse. The book deals authentically with tween feelings, especially their complex reactions to death and loss, while also maintaining a solid pace through  the dynamic plot, making it a great choice for upper-middle-grade readers looking for an emotionally intense story without a hint of romance.”—The Horn Book

“Vickers deftly distinguishes between the alternating perspectives by composing Drew’s point of view in prose and Mia’s chapters in verse. . . . their perceptiveness and the parallels between their concerns about family finances and relationships greatly enhance the emotional appeal of this story.”—The Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books

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