Unhooking the Moon

Unhooking the Moon

eBook - 2010
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Winner of the Booktrust Teenage Prize and a finalist for The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, a starred review Kirkus Review praised Unhooking the Moon as a "rousing adventure on the not-so-mean streets, with heart aplenty."

When an adventurous sister-and-brother duo become orphans, a funny and heartbreaking roadtrip to New York ensues, as the pair searches for their long-lost uncle.

Meet the Rat: A dancing, soccer-loving, fearless ten-year-old from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Meet her older brother, Bob: Protector of the Rat, though more often than not her faithful follower, Bob is determined to build a new and better life for him and his sister in America. Of particular concern for him are his sister's mysterious fits, which keep getting more and more severe.

On their adventures traveling alone from the flatlands of Winnipeg, southward across the border into America, Bob and the Rat make friends with a host of unlikely characters, including a hilarious con man and a famous rap star. As they struggle to survive in the big city, they realize that finding your uncle in New York is incredibly difficult if you have almost no information about him--even if he is rumored to be one of the city's biggest drug dealers.
Publisher: London : Quercus, 2010.
ISBN: 9781623650216
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Jan 03, 2015

I must be missing something here as the reviews on Goodreads often give it a 4 star rating. I like the strong female character lead, Marie Claire but the story moved too slowly for me; hence I skimmed the middle. Surprising and heartbreaking ending.

Dec 09, 2014

I pre-read all books that I buy for my niece (10) and nephew (9). I didn't finish reading this one because the first two chapters had too many references to pedophilia and too many uses of the word "goddamn".

MissAnnie Dec 09, 2013

A fast moving story with an unexpected conclusion.

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