What the Moon Saw

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0440239575
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Great Multicultural book
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5.0
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5.0
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Reader reviewed by Kristen

Clara receives a letter from her grandparents in Mexico asking her to
come and visit them for the summer. Her father was an illegal immigrant
when he met Clara's mother and now she has the chance to get to know
the place where he grew up and his parents.

What she finds when
she arrives is a lack of a tv, dvd player and any other electronics
that normally keep her busy. Surrounded by nature, she finds more about
herself and the healing that she can do, just like her grandmother. Her
grandmother shares the story of how she came to be where she was,
marrying Clara's grandfather.

I didn't quite describe the plot
well enough, but here's a bit more. Clara's soul is restless and
somehow her grandmother senses that miles away. Even though she arrives
in the village feeling apprehensive, she finds companionship in a young
man who herds goats and in her grandparents and their kind and loving
ways.

I just loved this book. It was so moving and written so
well. I fell in love with the characters of this book. I loved seeing
Clara's transformation, her self-discovery in who she really is. She
grows quickly out of the selfish teenage skin and into something more
spiritual.

The story her grandmother shares through the novel is
equally as beautiful and engaging. I suggest this book to anyone.
Resau's writing really puts you into the shoes of the characters and
immerses you in a different culture.

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Beautiful book
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Reader reviewed by Kristen

Clara receives a letter from her grandparents in Mexico asking her to
come and visit them for the summer. Her father was an illegal immigrant
when he met Clara's mother and now she has the chance to get to know
the place where he grew up and his parents.

What she finds when
she arrives is a lack of a tv, dvd player and any other electronics
that normally keep her busy. Surrounded by nature, she finds more about
herself and the healing that she can do, just like her grandmother. Her
grandmother shares the story of how she came to be where she was,
marrying Clara's grandfather.

I didn't quite describe the plot
well enough, but here's a bit more. Clara's soul is restless and
somehow her grandmother senses that miles away. Even though she arrives
in the village feeling apprehensive, she finds companionship in a young
man who herds goats and in her grandparents and their kind and loving
ways.

I just loved this book. It was so moving and written so
well. I fell in love with the characters of this book. I loved seeing
Clara's transformation, her self-discovery in who she really is. She
grows quickly out of the selfish teenage skin and into something more
spiritual.

The story her grandmother shares through the novel is
equally as beautiful and engaging. I suggest this book to anyone.
Resau's writing really puts you into the shoes of the characters and
immerses you in a different culture.

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Great!
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Reader reviewed by BooksObsession

My review for the book What the Moon Saw, by Laura Resau:

I remember that I read this book sometime last year, so I don't remember it that well. However I really enjoyed this book! It was great reading about how Clara went to Yucuyoo and revealed her true self. I highly recommend this book to young adult readers, and not just girls either. Clara is a normal teenager who relies on her computer and technological needs, but she finds that these electronical items are not as important once she starts living in Mexico. While reading this novel, I found that I learned a little bit more about myself and the way Ive been living. By the time I got to the last page, I was begging for more, wishing there would be a sequel. You need to definitely check out this book and read it, along with Laura's other books.

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What the Moon Saw
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Reader reviewed by BooksObsession

I really enjoyed this book! It was great reading
about how Clara went to Yucuyoo and revealed her true self. I highly recommend
this book to young adult readers, and not just girls either. Clara is a normal
teenager who relies on her computer and technological needs, but she finds that
these electronical items are not as important once she starts living in Mexico.
While reading this novel, I found that I learned a little bit more about myself
and the way Ive been living. By the time I got to the last page, I was begging
for more, wishing there would be a sequel.

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