of the Moon
A funny novel aimed at teens but
adults will enjoy the humorous, clever and fast-paced story just as
much. For a great summer read pick up a copy.
What is this new teen novel about...
is for dogs,” spouts Jay; an out of control thirteen year old.
Arrested for being at a chop shop, Jay can either go to juvenile
detention or move to the poor Indian reservation his mother shunned
fourteen years ago where his estranged grandfather will oversee Jay’s
Jay's latest prank,'rat day', may have to happen without him.
Thirteen year old
graffiti artist Jay Roberts is caught in a shakedown of the chop shop in
his favourite alley. With no one to back up his innocence, Jay is given
a choice, either juvenile detention or six months on his mother’s run
down Indian reservation where his estranged grandfather will oversee the
Confined to the
village, Jay feels claustrophobic and used. He continues his destructive
behaviour; shooting a crow, breaking curfew and hitch-hiking back to the
city. His social worker, thick-ankles Thornton, is anxious to catch Jay
in the act and send him to youth detention. The kids of the village
treat Jay as an outsider, calling him "Apple". To survive, Jay
is forced to confront Miles, the school bully. Jay’s creative problem
solving will either neutralize Miles and win the respect of his peers or
turn him into “Apple” sauce.
resentment is slowly chipped away as he gets to know the quirky
villagers. Grampa reveals their rich heritage through storytelling and
totem pole carving which may be lost as more people are forced to move
away. Will Jay choose to stay and fight for the vanishing village of his
ancestors or will he return to the city he calls home?
Because of the Moon is a funny and
heart-warming story about standing up for yourself, discovering who you
are and fighting to preserve your culture and heritage.
If you enjoy this book, be sure to check
out the sequel, The Mystery of the Copper Raven (see below)
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