It’s awards season. Onward with the reviews!

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

This year’s Newbery award winner is a magical novel for middle-schoolers. There is a witch in the forest. And the people in the town are familiar with her, are terrified of her. She wants to take the children away. The only way to save the many is to sacrifice one child each year. ..Or so they think.

The many-faceted plot builds from there, full of adventure and magic and love – the glue that binds all. An entrancing story that moves at a fast clip and leaves the reader breathless.

Pegged for grades 4-6.

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