Friday, April 11, 2008

What the Moon Saw by Laura Resau

Main Character: Claire
Location: Mexico
Time period: Contemporary
Genre: YA Fiction, Magical Realism

It took me a while to get into this book, but once I did I was caught in its spell, much as the main character, Claire, is caught in the spell of her grandparents' remote home in Mexico. Claire has grown up without knowing her Mexican parents, but when she turns 14, she receives a letter inviting her to stay the summer. At first she dismayed by how very different it is from the home she's used to--from the airport there is a long bus ride, and an even longer walk when the bus slides down the mountainside--but as she listens to her grandmother's stories and explores the countryside, she begins to realize some things about herself, like her love of nature and desire to heal, as well as an awakening ability to sense the future.

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