Moonrise by Sarah Crossan

Moonrise

'They think I hurt someone. But I didn't. You hear?Coz people are gonna be telling youall kinds of lies.I need you to know the truth.'From one-time winner and two-time Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this poignant, stirring, huge-hearted novel asks big questions. What value do you place on life? What can you forgive? And just how do you say goodbye?...

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Moonrise Reviews

  • Sarah

    This was a very emotional read! I have to say, Sarah Crossan is killing it with these kinds of books. She manages to capture so many emotions while saying so little, it's so impressive. Sometimes it's nice to read a book where the majority of descriptions are left out and what's on paper is just the core of the story. I would 100% recommend this because it's wonderful, powerful and beautiful.

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    "it was all about how things looked from the outside;

    what other people tho

    This was a very emotional read! I have to say, Sarah Crossan is killing it with these kinds of books. She manages to capture so many emotions while saying so little, it's so impressive. Sometimes it's nice to read a book where the majority of descriptions are left out and what's on paper is just the core of the story. I would 100% recommend this because it's wonderful, powerful and beautiful.

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    "it was all about how things looked from the outside;

    what other people thought was all that was important,

    and how we felt about ourselves was irrelevant.

    Our desires didn’t matter."

    ‘You stay in today, Joe,

    cos tomorrow’s a story that ain’t been written yet.

    No use in rehearsing it.

    No use at all.’

    "WHAT CAN WE FORGIVE?

    Anything.

    If that’s what we choose."

  • Kelly (Diva Booknerd)

    Edward Moon was coerced to sign a confession of homicide at seventeen years of age, legally binding and convicting the innocent young man. Moonrise is a poignant and provoking narrative of seventeen year old Joseph Moon and his brother who is scheduled to be executed in Kirkland Texas.

    As children, Edward, Angela and Joseph were often neglected, their mother a verbally abusive alcoholic. Parental responsibilities are entrusted to Karen, their mother's single, Christian sister. At seventeen years

    Edward Moon was coerced to sign a confession of homicide at seventeen years of age, legally binding and convicting the innocent young man. Moonrise is a poignant and provoking narrative of seventeen year old Joseph Moon and his brother who is scheduled to be executed in Kirkland Texas.

    As children, Edward, Angela and Joseph were often neglected, their mother a verbally abusive alcoholic. Parental responsibilities are entrusted to Karen, their mother's single, Christian sister. At seventeen years of age, Edward escaped the confines of their regimented home only to be incarcerated for the death of a police officer. Edward's execution has been scheduled and despite Karen's disapproval, Joseph begins his journey to farewell his brother. The narrative is incredibly distressing as the responsibility is placed upon Joseph, temporarily living within the decrepit Kirkland motel, abandoned by Karen and Angela.

    Capital punishment is a contentious discussion, sanctioned throughout the United States although abolished in Australia. Intense and confronting, the nonlinear narrative explores the familial relationship between siblings. Edward has been imprisoned for ten years and estranged from his siblings and with their mother absent, Karen has denied Angela and Joseph access to their brother.

    Sarah Crossan is a monumental storyteller and with so few words is, able to captivate and immerse readers. Tragically, poignantly beautiful.

  • Maddie (Heart Full Of Books)

    All of the characters in this felt so strong and unique, even though you were only reading about them in around 150 word bursts! The plot really worked with the verse form, and the shift between past and present events was well managed.

  • Alessandra Crivelli

    I missed Sarah Crossan writing so much.

    This is a story about unfairness and life. About how much is fucked up the system.

    This book actually made me think about my idea of death penalty.

    is a realistic story of life and death. It is a book that it wil

    I missed Sarah Crossan writing so much.

    This is a story about unfairness and life. About how much is fucked up the system.

    This book actually made me think about my idea of death penalty.

    is a realistic story of life and death. It is a book that it will make you think about family, life, death and forgiveness.

    It is a story that

  • Figgy

    Review to come.

    This was my first novel in verse, but after a while I stopped noticing.

    I also spent probably the last 25% of the novel crying, so, you know, bring tissues.

  • Anisha (sprinkledpages)

    THIS WAS SUCH A GOOD BOOK I CANNOT EVEN STRESS THIS ENOUGH. I felt it covered such an important issue with such care and it made me so so so grateful I live in Australia. I was absolutely crying my eyes out and it is just so lovely and has to be read!

    for more, read my no spoiler book review:

  • Emmy Ruijven

    Tranen met tuiten. Wát een heftig boek.

  • Bibliophile Book Club

    Stunning book. I didn’t expect to get so invested in it to be honest, it’s not my usual kind of read. But I couldn’t put it down. Super short chapters give a sense of urgency to the story and it really draws you in. Just beautiful.

  • Lauren

    Moonrise is quite simply a heartbreaking read. I have only ever read Crossan's ya dystopian books (Breathe and Resist) which I really enjoyed and hoped this would be another winner. It was.

    Moonrise follows Joe Moon who travels to Texas from New York to see his older brother, Ed, who is on Death Row. This book is written entirely in verse which makes the story punchier and hard-hitting, and works really well with the subject matter discussed.

    Honestly, this book made me feel an array of emotions

    Moonrise is quite simply a heartbreaking read. I have only ever read Crossan's ya dystopian books (Breathe and Resist) which I really enjoyed and hoped this would be another winner. It was.

    Moonrise follows Joe Moon who travels to Texas from New York to see his older brother, Ed, who is on Death Row. This book is written entirely in verse which makes the story punchier and hard-hitting, and works really well with the subject matter discussed.

    Honestly, this book made me feel an array of emotions and I was utterly devastated by the ending. I think Death Row will always be a highly controversial topic (and rightly so) and this depiction tugged at my heartstrings.

    Moonrise forced me to question the ethics and morality behind Death Row and the injustices which prevail in a severely flawed and corrupt system. The fact that such tragedies still occur in modern society is heartbreaking.

    A powerful read which will stay with me for a long time to come.

  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)

    Beautiful and heartbreaking, all at the same time.

    It forces you to think about and question the justice system, which is rife with injustice.

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