The Girl Who Drank The Moon

Kelly Barnhill


Piccadilly Press

October 2017

$16.99 AU

390p pb

ISBN: 978-1848126473


fp August 2016

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The Girl Who Drank The Moon is about a witch called Xan who every year at the day of sacrifice goes and collects the youngest child from the Protectorate. The child gets put in a grove and stays there until Xan comes and collects them and takes them to the Free Cities where they are looked after. One year she fell in love with a child and decided to keep her, but she accidentally fed her moonlight which made her magical. There is also a boy called Antain who hates the day of the sacrifice because of what he saw one year. What he saw was this woman became angry when her baby was taken away and then she was locked away as a mad person.

This book is a fantasy book about magic, dragons, wizards, monsters and a mad person. I think this book is mostly suited for readers from fourth grade up until tenth grade. I found this book to be a little bit confusing at times, but I like the fact that it goes back and forth between the characters every few chapters. This story teaches you about magic and wizards. I like how this book has a great meaning and teaches you that friends and family are very important. This book would be really good for schools because it is a great read. Overall this book was amazing so that is why I rate this book an 8.5 out of ten. 

Jacob, age 11


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