Walk Two Moons

Walk Two Moons

By Sharon Creech

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In her own singularly beautiful style, Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech intricately weaves together two tales, one funny, one bittersweet, to create a heartwarming, compelling, and utterly moving story of love, loss, and the complexity of human emotion.

Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the "Indian-ness in her blood," travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. Along the way, she tells them of the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, who received mysterious messages, who met a "potential lunatic," and whose mother disappeared.

As Sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe's outrageous story, her own story begins to unfold—the story of a thirteen-year-old girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother.

Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN-13: 9780062658777
ISBN-10: 0062658778
Published on 10/24/2017
Binding: Hardcover
Number of pages: 288

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First, I should introduce the main character, Salamanca Tree Hiddle, better known as Sal, who has the pack her bags and move to Ohio. She leaves her farm in Bybanks, a fictional small town in Kentucky, and travels to Euclid, which not only is a real place, it is the birthplace of the author. But that was a year ago, and in the present, she is in the car with her two grandparents, who are driving her all the way to Lewiston, Idaho, where her mother is. As they're driving, Sal tells a story that happened to her when she first moved to Euclid. It concerns a strange girl named Phoebe Winterbottom, a mysterious young man, and has quite a few surprising twists... As the book unfolds, more and more details about Sal's past are revealed. This book alternates, with Sal revealing more of her story, and strange things happening to her grandparents. All in all, there were a few key details that could either make you enjoy it or ruin it for you. There's the whole thing about having a story behind another story, as Sal puts it, and the whole other thing about some things being unclear and potentially confusing until later. Then there are the two weird grandparents and Sal, Gramps, and Gram's weird rural way of speaking. For me, the whole idea of having two stories worked out in the end, and I liked the eccentric habits of her grandparents, but I could see why some people would be a little confused. Additionally, the idea of traveling across the US and going to all these small towns was cool, too. I enjoyed how it had a fair amount of humor, and was mostly very engaging and drew me in from the first chapter. If you like somewhat old-fashioned realistic fiction, like some of Kate DiCamillo's stories, you'll like it too. You might even have a "gol-dang" time, as Gramps puts it.

Another favorite of mine! It's about a girl named Sal who goes on two adventures- the humorous, funny adventure with Phoebe Winterbottom, and the lovely, bittersweet tale of Sal and her mother. Although she learns the sad truth of her mother, she learns to move on, while on the other hand, there are tales and stories of Phoebe Winterbottom and Sal investigating Mrs. Cadaver, looking for clues about Phoebe's mother's sudden disapperance, and more. Walk Two Moons is a story by Sharon Creech that has transformed the way I think about books.

Mere words can not express how much i love this book.

I gave this book a 4 star rating because it was very exiting and I loved how the secret continued to unfold, you would have to read the book to find out the secret. This book is emotional ,because Sal's mother will always be singing in the trees. It was based on a true story, I made a connection with this book, because when I had a secret it was unfolding quickly and it was kinda in a bad situation,because it was a surprise for this one girl and I told someone and everyone found out the next day including the girl so it was bad. But I think you should read this book because you will make some connections just like I did.

I liked how Sal's own adventure to find her mom and the story that she told were intertwined. This book was really interesting and fun to read. I would recommend this to the fans of HokeyPokey.

This is about Sal, and she is telling the story of Phoebe to her grandparents in her car. Sal also has another goal, however, she thinks that the only way to get her mother and father back together is on her birthday. Until, she learns that her mother has passed.

ShadoWolf ShadoWolf

Fantastic book i love it!

I love this book honestly it is full of many adventures I highly recommend you to read this book.

Talia_Al_Ghul Talia_Al_Ghul

I love the book but it isn't on Overdrive. :( It was sad, but I loved it. :)

It's the best book I've ever read.

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