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Moonrise (Hardback)
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Moonrise (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 07/09/2017
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Shortisted for the YA Book Prize 2018

Shortlisted for the 2017 Costa Book Awards Children's Award

The astonishing new novel from Carnegie Medal, CliPPA Poetry Award, YA Book Prize and CBI Book of the Year Award winning author Sarah Crossan.

They think I hurt someone. But I didn't. You hear? Cos people are gonna be telling you all kinds of lies. I need you to know the truth.

Joe hasn't seen his brother for ten years, and it's for the most brutal of reasons. Ed is on death row. But now Ed's execution date has been set, and Joe is determined to spend those last weeks with him, no matter what other people think ...

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?

Writing adult and YA fiction, Sarah Crossan is the author of The Weight of Water and Apple and Rain, both of which were shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. In 2016, Sarah won the CILIP Carnegie Medal as well as the YA Book Prize, the CBI Book of the Year award and the CLiPPA Poetry Award for her novel, One.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408867808
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Devastating ... Any reader with a heart will weep buckets' - Sunday Times,

'Mistrust, forgiveness and the premeditated stripping away of a future, distorting many other lives in unfathomable ways, are communicated through Crossan's spare, expressive free verse, with understated, heart-breaking clarity' - Guardian 

'Impossible to put down - its agonising and informative plot, along with the poetry of the writing, makes for a powerful story that should appeal to anyone over 13 with a heart and a love for storytelling ... Deep, light, witty and authentic' - The Times 

'An outstanding and daring achievement ... Bravely tackles the issue of capital punishment, putting an all too human face on the protagonists' - Irish Examiner 

'Brilliant ... An affecting story about the power of sibling love ... One of the most important writers of YA fiction around' - Times Educational Supplement 

'Powerful' - Irish Times 

'One of the most thought-provoking, tender stories of the year' - IMAGE 

'Spare and sad and angry, but Moonrise is also laced with nuggets of happiness thanks to how beautifully the brothers' relationship is built. This is an important, and strangely lovely, read' - Sunday Post

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“Breathtakingly poetic and heartbreaking.”

"we aren't the worst things we did
or the worst things that happened to us.
We're other stuff too.
Like.. the times we made cereal or watched Buffy the vampire slayer
or helped an old lady off a bus.... More

Hardback edition
2 similar books recommended
28th August 2017
Helpful? Upvote 24
Kirsty Scard @ Farnham

“Beautifully written”

Ever since reading One by Sarah Crossan last year I have become a huge fan and I am not disappointed with Moonrise. Sarah has an ingenious way of writing in verse and engages with the reader to make you feel like you... More

Hardback edition
3 similar books recommended
2nd September 2017
Helpful? Upvote 21

“Brilliant!”

Having loved One and We Come Apart - I was over the moon to get my hands on a signed copy of this and it is simply fantastic!!
Cannot recommend this enough - go read it!

Hardback edition
2 similar books recommended
30th August 2017
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