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2014 – Maggot Moon, by Sally Gardner

January 27, 2014

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…One hundred very short chapters, told in an utterly original first-person voice, propel readers through a narrative that is by turns gripping and darkly humorous, bleak and chilling, tender and transporting.

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  1. January 18, 2016 5:58 pm

    I keep wondering who the host of this website is and why no one else, even the host, posts comments on it. Need some advertising? Anyway, if there is anyone out there reading this, I should tell you I love Maggot Moon and this it was so deserving of the Printz Honor.
    http://headfullofbooks.blogspot.com/2013/07/review-maggot-moon-by-sally-gardner.html

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