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Maggot Moon

Gardner, Sally (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Maggot Moon


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"An unlikely teenager risks all to expose the truth about a heralded moon landing. What if the football hadn't gone over the wall. On the other side of the wall there is a dark secret. And the devil. And the Moon Man. And the Motherland doesn't want anyone to know. But Standish Treadwell--who has different-colored eyes, who can't read, can't write, Standish Treadwell isn't bright--sees things differently than the rest of the "train-track thinkers." So when Standish and his only friend and neighbor, Hector, make their way to the other side of the wall, they see what the Motherland has been hiding. And it's big."--Dust jacket.
Authors: Gardner, Sally
Title: Maggot moon
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. :, Candlewick Press,, 2013.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Characteristics: 279 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.
Summary: "An unlikely teenager risks all to expose the truth about a heralded moon landing. What if the football hadn't gone over the wall. On the other side of the wall there is a dark secret. And the devil. And the Moon Man. And the Motherland doesn't want anyone to know. But Standish Treadwell--who has different-colored eyes, who can't read, can't write, Standish Treadwell isn't bright--sees things differently than the rest of the "train-track thinkers." So when Standish and his only friend and neighbor, Hector, make their way to the other side of the wall, they see what the Motherland has been hiding. And it's big."--Dust jacket.
Local Note: 1
Additional Contributors: Crouch, Julian
ISBN: 0763665533
9780763665531
Branch Call Number: YA GAR
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Report This Apr 19, 2014
  • Cynthia_N rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The author manages to pull you right into the story. You worry about Standish. You cringe for Hector. You want to hold little Eric Owen. The little illustrations add to the eerie tone. Highly recommended.

Report This Feb 21, 2014
  • MissNatalie_ rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Maggot Moon is a novel about political oppression. The Motherland (never officially named) controls EVERYTHING in Zone 7 where Standish Treadwell lives with his grandfather. It's full of disappeared people, tortured students, and economic/social oppression. The highlight-and what makes Maggot Moon different-is the unique narrator Standish. He captures you with his story from the first chapter and keeps you engaged to the point of reading the whole thing in one session. He's what the Motherland would call "impure". Both physically and mentally.He cannot read or write, he has one brown and one blue. He should by all accounts be exterminated but he survives. Perhaps because his perceived impurity protects him and makes him invisible. Maggot Moon tells the story of Standish and his determination to stand up to the ruthless Motherland.

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Report This Nov 26, 2013
  • Lisha_1204 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Lisha_1204 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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