Alabama Moon by Watt Key

Alabama Moon: by Watt Key
Recommended for readers grades 5-8

I picked this book out for my 7th grader last summer at one of my favorite nearby bookstores.  Words can’t express how I feel seeing him lately with his nose buried deep in this book!  My boys read some…but not as much as I’d like.  My book purchasing philosophy is: “If you buy them (books) they will come (and read them eventually!)”
Since I haven’t personally read the book I chatted with Walt for a while about it last night and asked if he would recommend it for other kids his age.  His answer was a resounding “YES!”.   He’s going to be so excited when he comes home from school today and I tell him that I discovered that there’s also a movie based on the book that we can rent over the holiday break!

It is a novel of survival and adventure.  The book begins with the death of young Moon’s father, an anti-government radical who has been living off the land in rural Alabama with Moon for years….

Alabama Moon

by Watt Key by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Kindle Edition ~ Release Date: 2010-08-03

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