The Trouble with Half a Moon Review º 107

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An abused five year old boy who's often left home alone and hungry Dellie strikes up a dangerous friendship with this little boy who reminds her so much of her brother She wonders if she can do for Corey what she couldn't do for her brother save hi. On paper this book sounds heartbreaking the actual delivery was not so heartbreaking Yes Corey is adorable and his story is upsetting but there were so many little things that bugged me about this story I couldn't really get into it emotionally My main problem was with Miss Shirley Let's put it this way Miss Shirley is magical and she makes everything all better I wasn't expecting the magical elements and I didn't like them either I understand putting in a wise elder figure but making her have special powers was just too much It took away from Dellie learning about herself on her own which is part of the appeal of novels about young people gah that expression makes me sound ridiculously old haha I didn't like the fact that Dellie's guilt for her brother Louis is never discussed with her parents I would have thought that was a crucial part of her healing processTo top it all off Dellie's best friend Kayla is uick to throw away their friendship I don't want to put spoilers in this review but it was very surprising and not in a good way Kayla seemed like a good friend and that's all I'll say about itLike I said above Corey is darling Whose heart would not be torn when reading about a five year old being abused I also liked that Dellie was a well developed main character She hates math I can deeply relate to that and she's in like with a guy named Michael Michael isn't some tough guy with something to prove he's gentle and good at math and it's a nice example of young 8th grade love I know I just got through saying that Kayla isn't the best of best friends but she has her own crush to deal with and that is portrayed nicely I liked that there were two examples of relationships both of them were subtle but it's clear which relationship is healthy and which is not Through each member of Dellie's family readers are introduced to the different ways we grieve Dellie and her father internalize Dellie's father throws himself into taking care of her mother Dellie's mother cries and becomes overprotective Dellie blames herself These are all different ways we grieve and it's good to see how each character copes and comes to realize that the way they are handling the situation may not be the best wayThe Trouble With Half a Moon has a high emotional impact potential but the unsatisfactory to me way it was executed kept me from really getting into the story The 'mysterious sage' Miss Shirley the lack of emotional closure that I felt Dellie received and the sudden ending and other abrupt changes in character behavior kept the story from really reaching its potential The friendship between Dellie and Kayla started off strong but it had such a random low point that I had a hard time fathoming the change I did like the crush details and the way grief was handled The best part is in reading about Corey and Dellie's blossoming friendship I also liked that Dellie wasn't this hardened character Yes she kept everything to herself about how she felt but she wasn't completely closed off just yet Corey needs her but Dellie needs Corey as wellI wouldn't highly recommend this book but it's not a bad book

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The Trouble with Half a MoonEver since her brother's death with Half eBook #9734 Dellie's life has been uiet and sad Her The Trouble Kindle mother cries all the time and Dellie lives with the horrible guilt that the Trouble with Half PDF #10003 accident that killed her brot. The Trouble with Half a Moon is such a heartbreaking story and beautifully written Because this book is told from the perspective of such a young girl it made it so much emotional I wasn't a big fan of the direction of Miss Shirley's character and I wished there was communication between Dellie and her parents But other than that I really enjoyed the story It was a pretty short book but it didn't feel rushed I really like the writing style and I loved Corey and Dellie's friendship

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The Trouble with Half a Moon Review º 107 à ❮Reading❯ ➺ The Trouble with Half a Moon ➲ Author Danette Vigilante – Ever since her brother's death Dellie's life has been uiet and sad Her mother cries all the time and Dellie lives with the horrible guilt that the accident that killed Her may have been all her faultBut Dellie's world begins to change when new neighbors move into her housing project building Suddenly men are fighting on the stoop and gunfire is sounding off in the night In the middle of all that trouble is Corey. This book is one om favorites It will take you through heart break fear and happiness This book will take you through a teenage girl Dellie's life that is filled with sorrow Her younger brother dies and she feels guilty Her parents won't let her outside because they are afraid of anything happening to her She worries for Corey a abused 5 years old that lives in her apartment This book has tragedy friendship and boy drama This book is only 200 pages but it has a amazing story that i would read over and over again