The Girl Who Drank the Moon

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The people of Protectorate leave a baby out in the woods once each year for the witch, who has never actually been seen. They believe that the witch will leave them alone and cause them no harm if a baby is left as an offering. Little do they know, the witch, Xan, is kind. She rescues each baby and brings them to the town on the other side of the woods where the baby can be adopted into a new family.

One year, Xan accidentally gives the baby amazing magic by feeding her moonlight. She decides that she must raise the baby, whom she calls Luna, because it is too dangerous to send her to a new family. Along with the help of Xan’s friends, Glerk, a swamp monster, and Fyrian, a tiny dragon, Luna is taught about magic and spells. Finally, when she reaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic starts to unwind and become very powerful. Will Luna survive a rumbling volcano, a man determined to kill the witch, deadly paper origami birds, and a woman with the Tiger’s heart?

I would give this book four stars. It was pretty interesting, especially if you like magic. Fyrian is definitely my favorite character. He’s so funny but has a huge heart. Overall, a great read.

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Author Kelly Barnhill
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 400 pages
Publisher Algonquin Young Readers
Publish Date 09-Aug-2016
ISBN 9781616205676
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Issue March 2017
Category Tweens

1 review for The Girl Who Drank the Moon

  1. Chinmayi

    This book was sophisticated and graceful. I especially liked the different points of perspective. The ending of this book is so heartwarming!!!!! This book is definetly a good read for people who like unexpected twists and magic.

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