Sunday, 6 September 2015

A Nearer Moon by Melanie Crowder

                       Arc provided by Atheneum Books For Young Readers Through Edelweiss

                                                     Release Date: September 8 th

First of all: cover love!
This cover is so beautiful and so accurate to the story, that it is impossible for me not to love it.

As for the story, I actually found it good: This is mostly a story about bonds.
Family and friendship bonds. Did I like the way it was done?
I did.
The relationship between the sisters _ both of them _ was lovely to read.
The reaction to the events that end up happening, and the way family and friends react to it, all felt very real to me.
However I can not ignore the fact that the story didn't touch me, as I thought it would.
(The fact that I have read about two thousand books so far in my life, may have something to do with it, but things are the way they are.)

As such, part of the blame can be placed on me : I may have not been in the proper state of mind to read it... although I do tend to read many middle grade books...and love them.

I wasn't crazy about the writing. Also I can't help feeling that the intended audience will probably have a hard time with it.
Basically I thought this would be much more adventure oriented that it turned out to be.
As for the middle grade label, I don't know but there moments in which the writing style rubbed me the wrong way: there were times in which I felt that it sounded more "juvenile" than actually "middle grade".
Middle grade for me, most of the times tends to have more complex stories than ninety percent of so called YA/NA/Adult books out there.

Basically for the first time in my life, I wish I had a kid of my own so I could ask him/her, his/her thoughts regarding this book. -_-
Like I said, it may be a case of me being too old for this book, so give it a try, and I would love if you could share your thoughts of it with me!

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