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The Girl Who Drank the Moon
The Girl Who Drank the Moon | Kelly Barnhill
Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. When Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic begins to emerge on schedule--but Xan is far away. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Soon, it is up to Luna to protect those who have protected her--even if it means the end of the loving, safe world shes always known. The acclaimed author of The Witchs Boy has created another epic coming-of-age fairy tale destined to become a modern classic.
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Darklunarose
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About to start listening to this while trying to finish a knitted baby blanket for a local charity.

willaful My daughter gave that to me some years back, because it looked like the sort of thing I like. 😄 3mo
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allycrothers

Published - 2016
Author - Kelly Barnhill
Genre - Novel, Fantasy Fiction
Award - e.b. white read aloud award
This novel follows a girl named Luna through a mystical world filled with magical beings and events. It's mysterious and a modern take on the classic fairy-tales. It goes through many life lessons through out making it perfect for older-elementary readers.

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Lilyj9
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“The day of sacrifice waits for no one and we must all be present to think the child who save us for one more year“
I am curious on how they choose the child and if someone has a baby just for the sacrifice. This is so sad!

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Lilyj9
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I think this is interesting that the people of the town think that they are sacrificing a baby to the witch who lives in the forest but there is a person who takes those kids and delivers them to welcoming families. I am curious about what starlight and moonlight is and what it can do to the children!

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Lilyj9
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Pickpick

The first chapter is short but I think is a great intro to the book. Explaining the story behind the witch of the woods. It‘s a great foreshadow to what is coming up in within the book. I love how they detail about the story and it goes along with speculative fiction because it is like a folk tale, that has been told for a long time or that it‘s just known in the town which could be true or could not be true.

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MatchlessMarie
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#OminousOctober #Moon #Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash Speaking of the moon, I did complete one of my bucket list items to read under the full moon. It was a little anticlimactic though, since I don‘t have a clear view of the moon from my patio 🤷🏻‍♀️+16 pts

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this cover!! 🖤🌝 6mo
Eggs Brilliant 🌖 6mo
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emmadomo
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I would pick this book due to the elements of imagery and the fairy tale genre. I think children would like to follow along with this book every step of the way as things begin to twist and turn; and nothing is expected.

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emmadomo

Lots of witches, magic, moonlight and starlight!

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emmadomo
Girl Who Drank the Moon | Kelly Barnhill

There is a witch in the woods. There has always been a witch.

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kierstenkaplan
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This book was published 2016. It is about a girl who drank the moon and will grow up to have extraordinary powers so someone has to be her keeper and help her through life. I think this would be a good and easy book to keep up with.

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kierstenkaplan

I really liked reading the first chapter and the summary on the cover I would maybe enjoy reading this book!

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kierstenkaplan

“There is a witch in the woods. There has always been a witch. “

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Emitalski

“No one knows why she wants children”.

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Emitalski

I like the different perspectives.

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Emitalski
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This book published in 2016 is about a nice witch who deliveries the babies who are sacrificed to her to wonderful loving families. The witch accidentally feeds the most recent baby light from the moon, turning the baby extremely powerful. As she ages the girl becomes more dangerous and danger rises in every aspect.

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Apolandvery

“Yes. There is a witch in the woods. There has always been a witch.”

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Apolandvery

This story is set up in a way that puts the reader into the story and give the reader the background knowledge needed to understand the story.

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Apolandvery
Pickpick

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (2016) is a book about a family who leaves their baby to the witch in hopes it will keep her from terrorizing their town. A young boy accidentally feeds the baby moonlight instead of starlight fulling the boy with magic! This story is readable and set up in a way that puts the reader in the story.

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KamrynWaites

“ the day of sacrifice waits for no one, and we must all be present to thank the child who will save us for one more year”

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KamrynWaites

People sacrifice innocent lives of children, but don‘t even try and change it.

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KamrynWaites
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A book of major misunderstanding and sacrifice. This book has lots of magic in it. The opener of the book discusses the day of sacrifice which is when a child will be given up to save the town. I think this will be a great read.

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delaneylabelle23

“Sacrifice one or sacrifice all.”

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delaneylabelle23

in the book there is a ritual that happened

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delaneylabelle23
Panpan

i did not like the first 2 chapters. It was hard for me to understand and it isn‘t the kind of books i like to read.

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Blackink_WhitePaper
Girl Who Drank the Moon | Kelly Barnhill
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome choice!! 🌝 6mo
Eggs Perfect 🤩 6mo
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Rachiiebookdragon
Mehso-so

I listened to the audiobook of this one, it was good.

I definitely wouldn‘t say this is a middle grade/children‘s book it is more YA though, the tone of book is pretty dark and violent at times.

3.75/5

Read for:

#RWDC2022TBRChallenge
#TheNerdDaily2022ReadingChallenge
#PatreonReadingChallenge
#PopSugarReadingChallenge2022
#PopSugarReadingChallenge2020

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mjtwo
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Mehso-so

20 Apr-3 Jul 2022 (audiobook)
Started out as our family audiobook but the girls had enough about half way through (and wanted to start the last Harry Potter) so I finished on my own.
Quite a dark tale about child sacrifice, sorrow and the damaging effects of religion, it was difficult to follow at times and the prose, whilst well-written, probably did not translate well to an audiobook for children. I expect it would appeal more to middle grades.

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BookMaven9
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Mehso-so

🌟🌟I‘m definitely in the minority on this one. I thought this was a bit of a slog to get through. Lovely writing but slow and uneven. I gave it a listen, but I believe if I was reading it, I might now have finished. It has all the great elements for a wonderful story, but it just didn‘t work me.

bthegood I felt the same way - gave it the same so-so - seemed long,- I felt the ending saved it for me. 10mo
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TheReadingRaccoon
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This is a beautifully written middle-grade novel with lots of life lessons about found family and fighting for the people you love even against the odds. It also highlights that despite trying to do the right thing there are often negative consequences and that a child‘s natural curiosity can‘t be smothered for long. I recommend this one to audiences of all ages. It‘s also a fantastic audiobook with amazing narration!

LoverOfLearning I'm still in the middle of this audiobook! The nararrors voices are fantastic. Can't wait to finish it! 12mo
TheReadingRaccoon Best narrator! 12mo
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SpeculativeFemale
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I'm so glad I finally got around to this one! It was captivating, with wonderful, complex characters and beautiful writing. I definitely recommend it!

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Bookish_Gal
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This was a sweet book about sorrow vs hope. I really liked the story, though closure felt quick to me. About how love brings people back together, as love doesn‘t shrink but grow. About grief and the memories hidden to keep it at bay. As an emotional person, I really felt Xan specifically. With trying to hold back my emotions now over the motherland of my Вавса і Дідо being invaded. Yet, hope is more powerful.

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bthegood
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Mehso-so

#unpopularopinion #BookSpinBingo #20in4
I understand why this book is well liked, has won awards - it is a well written and beautiful story - the ending is fantastic - it was just a “long“ read for me - took me awhile to get through the middle part -

WJCintron I DNF that one like a year ago or so. Now I want to know the ending. LOL I'll add it to my TBR and see if I finish it in the near future! 😃 👍 13mo
bthegood @WJCintron I almost gave up, but wanted to see how it ended😊 13mo
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bthegood
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Here are my March picks for #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

Plan to finish my 2 current reads for February.

Make a great day everyone 😊

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 13mo
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oddandbookish
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This was such a whimsical and enchanting read! The story was full of magic and wonder. It‘s not a surprise this book won a Newbery Medal. It reminded me of the fantasy books I read as child.

The best part of this book was the writing style. It was so beautifully written. The prose flowed so lyrically.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2022/02/16/review-the-girl-who-drank-the-moo...

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voraciouspgturner
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Seems like an appropriate quote considering all the #bookbanning that is happening currently.

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BennettBookworm
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Happy National Dragon Day! These are my favorite books with dragons! How about you??
And a tshirt I love just to drive home the message!
🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉
@Branwen

curiouserandcurioser @BennettBookworm i love dragons!! And that shirt!!💜💜 1y
Branwen HAPPY DRAGON DAY!!! 🐉💕 OMG your shirt is AMAZING! And such great book choices! ❤📖 1y
BennettBookworm @Branwen thank you!!! 1y
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booksandsympathy
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"Each day, Luna‘s ability to break rules in new and creative ways was an astonishment to all who knew her." Hmmm ...reminds me of a certain other girl named Luna. ??

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coffeebooksandchaos
Girl Who Drank the Moon | Kelly Barnhill
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This book was like prose and poetry and a song all rolled up together. A story of love, loss, bravery, reconciliation, birth, death and rebirth. May we all find our way back to each other, like Xan, Luna, Antain and the madwoman.

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booksandsympathy
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Starting this book on Kindle. I've been meaning to read it for a while and decided it was a good time to read it.

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GypsyKat
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I read this book a couple of years ago and I loved it! I listened to it on Audible and it was delightful. My cousin and his family recently moved back to town, and his oldest daughter (12) loves to read. I bought her a copy to give her for Christmas and decided to get myself one too. Unfortunately we just learned that she‘s sick with Covid, but so far it‘s not too bad. Fingers crossed and prayers for her that she gets well soon. ❤️❤️❤️

Kaylamburson Love this book! I hope your daughter feels better soon!! And Kelly Barnhill's first new book since Girl Who Drank the Moon releases in 2022! 1y
curiouserandcurioser @GypsyKat great book! Sending prayers and hugs for her quick recovery!💜 1y
DaveGreen7777 Hope she makes a full recovery soon! 1y
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GypsyKat @Kaylamburson It‘s my cousin‘s daughter, but thank you. 💜 1y
GypsyKat @curiouserandcurioser @DaveGreen7777 Thank you. She‘s not terribly sick, mainly a headache and cold-like symptoms so far. 💜 1y
Dragon Hope she recovers quickly and can enjoy her new Christmas read 💕 1y
Kaylamburson For someone who loves to read, you'd think I would have better reading comprehension 🤦‍♀️ lol 1y
GypsyKat @Kaylamburson lol no worries! I‘m the same way! 😅❤️ 1y
GypsyKat @Dragon Thank you! 1y
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LoverOfLearning
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I have been wanting to read/listen to this book for months now! Finally got my hands on ot with Libby! I'm predicting a 5 star listen!

What did you guys this of this middle grade book?

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magyklyXdelish
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Pickpick

Finally finished another book 😩

I thought this was a super cute story with beautiful writing and the most amazing dragon ever created. However it was kind of slow paced so it made it hard to pick back up after you put it down. Thank you for sharing, Amy!!

95 pts for #TeamSlaughter

Free Space for #BookSpinBingo

Clwojick Way to go! 🖤👻 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
magyklyXdelish @Bookish_AF mailing this out today 🤗🤗 1y
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Blackink_WhitePaper
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Impressed with this story. I enjoyed both the story & characters, esp the dragon & Xan. I recommend this audio version as the narration is great. The voice modulation is awesome. At one point I felt there are too many diversions in the story & felt little confusing. But finally all will converge at one point. Beautiful proses & loved all the poems of swamp monster . 4🌟
#scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix #doublespin #littenlisten #Screamathon2021 +15

IuliaC I really enjoyed this one 👍 1y
nichollinlove I adored this story 🖤 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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Blackink_WhitePaper @nichollinlove 🙌 yeah cute one 1y
LoverOfLearning Starting this audiobook right now! 1y
Blackink_WhitePaper @LoverOfLearning 👍🏻😃 I hope u ll enjoy this one ☺️ 1y
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Blackink_WhitePaper
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In the first week of #Scarathlon2021 I just finished one book but good progress with the tagged one. I Hope week 2 will be great.

Total score of first week +646 points #TeamHendrix

StayCurious Wow good job! 1y
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wideeyedreader
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This story was absolutely adorable! I loved all the magic and the messages about grief, and I think it‘s perfect for middle-school kids. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Allylu Loved this one! 2y
IuliaC I loved it too! 💙 2y
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suvata
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I gave this book 3-stars which (to me) means I liked it, but I didn‘t love it. It was a really cute story but fantasy is not my favorite genre.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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PezFilledCookies
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“She is here. She is here. She is here.”

Absolutely heartwarming! I loved this easy read to my core, it just felt so good.

#CurrentlyReading #FantasyNovel #MiddleGradeBooks #HeartWarming

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Kaylamburson
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I've been meaning to read this one forever, but I'm so glad I had a last minute impulse to download the audiobook before a drive. The narrator, Christina Moore, was phenomenal. She nailed every voice, and I especially loved how Xan and Fyrian came across. Any middle schooler will love it, and learn a lot about love, sacrifice, and forgiveness.

Kaylamburson This was my favorite quote of the whole book because it really resonated with me: "My love isn't divided," she said. "It is multiplied." It's something most adults should take time to learn. Just because there are more people taking your attention, it doesn't mean they are dividing your capacity for love. More people to love just means there is more love all around. 2y
LoverOfLearning Ugh I want to read this! 2y
LoverOfLearning @Kaylamburson awe I love this quote 😍 2y
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wanderinglynn Love that quote! 💜 And this is such an awesome book. 2y
Kaylamburson You definitely should! @LoverOfLearning 2y
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Lauranahe
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Mehso-so

I think the best word for this was Fine. It was fine. It was beautifully written, and I enjoyed it for what it was. I struggled to really want to pick it up and read it, so it took me longer than normal than get through it. For kids, I would say absolutely read it. For me…meh. I did, however, LOVE Fyrian.

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Bookish_AF
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Sunday plans!