Beneath A Meth Moon

Beneath A Meth Moon

An Elegy /dc Jacqueline Woodson

Book - 2012
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"A young girl uses crystal meth to escape the pain of losing her mother and grandmother in Hurricane Katrina, and then struggles to get over her addiction"--
Published: New York, N.Y. : Nancy Paulsen Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9780399252501
Branch Call Number: YA WOO
Characteristics: 181 p. ;,22 cm.


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GCPL_Teen Jun 23, 2017

This story of addiction and loss falls short due to poor narration and an underdeveloped plot. Despite this, the plight of the main character does evoke sympathy.

Jan 31, 2017

In the 90's some friends and I delved into the mad world of god's breath for a season or two and it brought this old sailor to his knees. I first suspected there might be a little problem after staying awake for a fortnight watching Pink Floyd the Wall and then shaving my entire body. This book was almost too vivid, real and intense and I often had to put it down and take a deep breath. She is an amazing author and brings me to tears every time. What a lovely homage to recovery, relapse, tragedy and hope.

Nov 22, 2016

This book is honest an beyond amazing. It allows you to have the first look into a world that most don't understand. Laurel is a bright an intelligent young lady who finds comfort in a bad place, Meth. she tells you how it all started an how is drastically changed her life. this book is sad but its also one of the best books I have read in a very long time...

Jul 01, 2016

This book was GREAT!!

JCLBethE Sep 19, 2014

Jacqueline Woodson shows us the brutally honest life of a teen drug addict. Laurel faced the tragic wrath of Hurricane Katrina by losing her mother and beloved grandmother. The pain of losing family and her home mixed with a drug dealing boyfriend leads her down the road to meth addiction. Many respects to Woodson for tackling this difficult subject and bringing a sympathetic, yet realistic depiction of a young person's struggle with meth.

Apr 28, 2012

After losing her mother and grandmother to Hurricane Katrina, Laurel, her brother, and her father move to a new town to start over. There she simultaneously falls in love with the co-captain of the basketball team, T-Boom, and meth, or as she likes to call it, “the moon.” As the moon takes over her life, her relationships crumble and she is faced with a decision: to fully embrace her addiction or to fight it.
Woodson crafts her narrative to match the mental state of her heroine: jagged and jumbled, providing only brief flashes that jump between past and present. The disjointed snippets of Laurel’s recollections work to form a cohesive whole that ultimately reveals her as a fully realized and relatable character.


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PimaLib_MegginK May 06, 2015

Then what? I said
Then you die, my lovely. He said it matter-of-fact, like it was the most obvious thing in the world.


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