Friday, August 9, 2013

Maggot Moon


Every Friday we give a new book away. To get the book, it's simple: just be the first to fill out the form at the bottom of the page. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Free Fridays.)

Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner

What if the football hadn’t gone over the wall. On the other side of the wall there is a dark secret. And the devil. And the Moon Man. And the Motherland doesn’t want anyone to know. But Standish Treadwell — who has different-colored eyes, who can’t read, can’t write, Standish Treadwell isn’t bright — sees things differently than the rest of the "train-track thinkers." So when Standish and his only friend and neighbor, Hector, make their way to the other side of the wall, they see what the Motherland has been hiding. And it’s big...One hundred very short chapters, told in an utterly original first-person voice, propel readers through a narrative that is by turns gripping and darkly humorous, bleak and chilling, tender and transporting.

Congrats to Ofelia! Your book is on its way.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW I GOT THIS BOOK AND I WAS TWO MINUTES LATE HOW ODD BECAUSE LAST FRIDAY I WAS TWO MINUTES LATE AS WELL...

Connie said...

It always just depends on who has gotten to it first. Today, you were the first to see it and submit the form!