The Trouble with Half a Moon Epub É with Half

The Trouble with Half a Moon Epub É with Half

The Trouble with Half a Moon ❮Read❯ ➳ The Trouble with Half a Moon Author Danette Vigilante – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Ever since her brother's death Dellie's life has been uiet and sad Her mother cries all the time and Dellie lives with the horrible guilt that the accident that killed her brother may have been all he Ever since her brother's death Dellie's with Half PDF/EPUB » life has been uiet and sad Her The Trouble PDF \ mother cries all the time and Dellie lives with the horrible guilt that the Trouble with Half PDF ↠ accident that killed her brother may have been all her faultBut Dellie's world begins to change when new neighbors move into her housing project building Suddenly men are fighting on the stoop and gunfire is sounding off in the night In the middle of all that trouble is Corey an abused five year old boy who's often left home alone and hungry Dellie strikes up a dangerous friendship with this little boy who reminds her so much of her brother She wonders if she can do for Corey what she couldn't do for her brother save himStarkly and affectingly written The Trouble with Half a Moon is a sparkling and memorable debut.


10 thoughts on “The Trouble with Half a Moon

  1. Ashley Daviau Ashley Daviau says:

    I went into this book expecting a cutesy simple story as it is meant for ages 10 and up But what I got was so much than that This story was beautiful and heartbreaking all at once The fact that it dealt with a very real issue made it even stunning and made me fall completely in love with it The characters were so well developed and that made becoming attached to them inevitable This is truly a stunningly beautiful story and the fact that it ends it such a sad yet realistic way makes it all the beautiful Even though it broke my heart I absolutely adored this book


  2. Taylor Knight Taylor Knight says:

    The Trouble with Half a Moon is such a heartbreaking story and beautifully written Because this book is told from the perspective of such a young girl it made it so much emotional I wasn't a big fan of the direction of Miss Shirley's character and I wished there was communication between Dellie and her parents But other than that I really enjoyed the story It was a pretty short book but it didn't feel rushed I really like the writing style and I loved Corey and Dellie's friendship


  3. merina rey merina rey says:

    The ending felt a little rushed but that aside this story was beautiful Heartbreaking and gut wrenching at times but beautiful


  4. Danette Danette says:

    Yep I wrote this and even after all this time I still like love it ;


  5. Ayelet Ayelet says:

    I volunteered with the organization Behind the Book and the students were working on a project based on this book so I decided to read it too It was so incredibly sad though beautifully told in a way that kids could process the feeling that came with difficult topics This is definitely a book I would have enjoyed reading when I was younger


  6. Tori Tori says:

    This book is one om favorites It will take you through heart break fear and happiness This book will take you through a teenage girl Dellie's life that is filled with sorrow Her younger brother dies and she feels guilty Her parents won't let her outside because they are afraid of anything happening to her She worries for Corey a abused 5 years old that lives in her apartment This book has tragedy friendship and boy drama This book is only 200 pages but it has a amazing story that i would read over and over again


  7. Ari Ari says:

    On paper this book sounds heartbreaking the actual delivery was not so heartbreaking Yes Corey is adorable and his story is upsetting but there were so many little things that bugged me about this story I couldn't really get into it emotionally My main problem was with Miss Shirley Let's put it this way Miss Shirley is magical and she makes everything all better I wasn't expecting the magical elements and I didn't like them either I understand putting in a wise elder figure but making her have special powers was just too much It took away from Dellie learning about herself on her own which is part of the appeal of novels about young people gah that expression makes me sound ridiculously old haha I didn't like the fact that Dellie's guilt for her brother Louis is never discussed with her parents I would have thought that was a crucial part of her healing processTo top it all off Dellie's best friend Kayla is uick to throw away their friendship I don't want to put spoilers in this review but it was very surprising and not in a good way Kayla seemed like a good friend and that's all I'll say about itLike I said above Corey is darling Whose heart would not be torn when reading about a five year old being abused? I also liked that Dellie was a well developed main character She hates math I can deeply relate to that and she's in like with a guy named Michael Michael isn't some tough guy with something to prove he's gentle and good at math and it's a nice example of young 8th grade love I know I just got through saying that Kayla isn't the best of best friends but she has her own crush to deal with and that is portrayed nicely I liked that there were two examples of relationships both of them were subtle but it's clear which relationship is healthy and which is not Through each member of Dellie's family readers are introduced to the different ways we grieve Dellie and her father internalize Dellie's father throws himself into taking care of her mother Dellie's mother cries and becomes overprotective Dellie blames herself These are all different ways we grieve and it's good to see how each character copes and comes to realize that the way they are handling the situation may not be the best wayThe Trouble With Half a Moon has a high emotional impact potential but the unsatisfactory to me way it was executed kept me from really getting into the story The 'mysterious sage' Miss Shirley the lack of emotional closure that I felt Dellie received and the sudden ending and other abrupt changes in character behavior kept the story from really reaching its potential The friendship between Dellie and Kayla started off strong but it had such a random low point that I had a hard time fathoming the change I did like the crush details and the way grief was handled The best part is in reading about Corey and Dellie's blossoming friendship I also liked that Dellie wasn't this hardened character Yes she kept everything to herself about how she felt but she wasn't completely closed off just yet Corey needs her but Dellie needs Corey as wellI wouldn't highly recommend this book but it's not a bad book


  8. Dainy Dainy says:

    Full review on Reader's Dialogue voice of the novel told in Dellie's words is completely engaging and so real It's straightforward clear and emotional at all the right points Dellie's feelings are clearly portrayed through her own words and through the things she does and the way she reacts to everything Without Dellie coming straight out and telling the reader her thoughts and reactions are very clear from the way she talks about what's going on The way she deals with her grieving mother comes across especially well as she talks about her mother's daily actions in an understated matter of fact mannerThe themes of grief blame guilt and love are all portrayed exceptionally well on all levels of the plot Dellie's interactions with Corey showcase how she feels about her brother but the subplot of Dellie and Kayla's friendship helps bring these themes into greater relief as Dellie grapples with the guilt blame and love of that relationshipAll the relationships of the story are shown really well Every single one feels real and believable I love the relationship between Dellie and Corey and the one between Dellie and her dad as well Both of those made me smile many times and both felt completely natural all of the relationships in the book do really but these two in particular struck me as extremely realThough told from a middle schooler's point of view there are shades of meaning in each character and their interactions This book does something that is really tricky it works well for giving middle grade readers a real clear picture of what could go on in real life in relationships and in someone's own mind and at the same time it gives enough information that an adult could pick up on and understand certain points that a middle grade reader would not pick up on I really like that This book is definitely meant for middle grade readers but their parents can read along with them and enjoy and appreciate the book as well


  9. Edward Sullivan Edward Sullivan says:

    Vivid affecting story about a family struggling to heal from great personal tragedy An impressive debut novel


  10. Omari Omari says:

    The Trouble with Half a Moon is a beautifully written story about a girl named Dellie as she has to overcome challenges between friendship love and emotional problems with one of her siblings This book along with being enjoyable has many similarities with Danette Vigilante's later book like saving baby doewhich i strongly recommend checking out if you like this book as well In the book Dellie grows up in a not so wealthy family and the family all are depressed about an incident in which Dellie brother died from an accident that Dellie blames herself for During the book she find a young boy named Corey who is an abused boy The two of them go threw series of trials that will overall change Dellie's life Some of these trails include saving Corey from his abusive mother trying to regain an old friendship she had and lastly trying to fight her own mental an emotional chains that of her dead brother caused her to feel I think that this book i well written and kept me entertained form start to end I would recommend this book for ages 12 and up and also the rest of the books Danette Vigilante because they have great plots twist and exciting relate able trials that people face


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10 thoughts on “The Trouble with Half a Moon

  1. Ashley Daviau Ashley Daviau says:

    I went into this book expecting a cutesy simple story as it is meant for ages 10 and up But what I got was so much than that This story was beautiful and heartbreaking all at once The fact that it dealt with a very real issue made it even stunning and made me fall completely in love with it The characters were so well developed and that made becoming attached to them inevitable This is truly a stunningly beautiful story and the fact that it ends it such a sad yet realistic way makes it all the beautiful Even though it broke my heart I absolutely adored this book

  2. Taylor Knight Taylor Knight says:

    The Trouble with Half a Moon is such a heartbreaking story and beautifully written Because this book is told from the perspective of such a young girl it made it so much emotional I wasn't a big fan of the direction of Miss Shirley's character and I wished there was communication between Dellie and her parents But other than that I really enjoyed the story It was a pretty short book but it didn't feel rushed I really like the writing style and I loved Corey and Dellie's friendship

  3. merina rey merina rey says:

    The ending felt a little rushed but that aside this story was beautiful Heartbreaking and gut wrenching at times but beautiful

  4. Danette Danette says:

    Yep I wrote this and even after all this time I still like love it ;

  5. Ayelet Ayelet says:

    I volunteered with the organization Behind the Book and the students were working on a project based on this book so I decided to read it too It was so incredibly sad though beautifully told in a way that kids could process the feeling that came with difficult topics This is definitely a book I would have enjoyed reading when I was younger

  6. Tori Tori says:

    This book is one om favorites It will take you through heart break fear and happiness This book will take you through a teenage girl Dellie's life that is filled with sorrow Her younger brother dies and she feels guilty Her parents won't let her outside because they are afraid of anything happening to her She worries for Corey a abused 5 years old that lives in her apartment This book has tragedy friendship and boy drama This book is only 200 pages but it has a amazing story that i would read over and over again

  7. Ari Ari says:

    On paper this book sounds heartbreaking the actual delivery was not so heartbreaking Yes Corey is adorable and his story is upsetting but there were so many little things that bugged me about this story I couldn't really get into it emotionally My main problem was with Miss Shirley Let's put it this way Miss Shirley is magical and she makes everything all better I wasn't expecting the magical elements and I didn't like them either I understand putting in a wise elder figure but making her have special powers was just too much It took away from Dellie learning about herself on her own which is part of the appeal of novels about young people gah that expression makes me sound ridiculously old haha I didn't like the fact that Dellie's guilt for her brother Louis is never discussed with her parents I would have thought that was a crucial part of her healing processTo top it all off Dellie's best friend Kayla is uick to throw away their friendship I don't want to put spoilers in this review but it was very surprising and not in a good way Kayla seemed like a good friend and that's all I'll say about itLike I said above Corey is darling Whose heart would not be torn when reading about a five year old being abused? I also liked that Dellie was a well developed main character She hates math I can deeply relate to that and she's in like with a guy named Michael Michael isn't some tough guy with something to prove he's gentle and good at math and it's a nice example of young 8th grade love I know I just got through saying that Kayla isn't the best of best friends but she has her own crush to deal with and that is portrayed nicely I liked that there were two examples of relationships both of them were subtle but it's clear which relationship is healthy and which is not Through each member of Dellie's family readers are introduced to the different ways we grieve Dellie and her father internalize Dellie's father throws himself into taking care of her mother Dellie's mother cries and becomes overprotective Dellie blames herself These are all different ways we grieve and it's good to see how each character copes and comes to realize that the way they are handling the situation may not be the best wayThe Trouble With Half a Moon has a high emotional impact potential but the unsatisfactory to me way it was executed kept me from really getting into the story The 'mysterious sage' Miss Shirley the lack of emotional closure that I felt Dellie received and the sudden ending and other abrupt changes in character behavior kept the story from really reaching its potential The friendship between Dellie and Kayla started off strong but it had such a random low point that I had a hard time fathoming the change I did like the crush details and the way grief was handled The best part is in reading about Corey and Dellie's blossoming friendship I also liked that Dellie wasn't this hardened character Yes she kept everything to herself about how she felt but she wasn't completely closed off just yet Corey needs her but Dellie needs Corey as wellI wouldn't highly recommend this book but it's not a bad book

  8. Dainy Dainy says:

    Full review on Reader's Dialogue voice of the novel told in Dellie's words is completely engaging and so real It's straightforward clear and emotional at all the right points Dellie's feelings are clearly portrayed through her own words and through the things she does and the way she reacts to everything Without Dellie coming straight out and telling the reader her thoughts and reactions are very clear from the way she talks about what's going on The way she deals with her grieving mother comes across especially well as she talks about her mother's daily actions in an understated matter of fact mannerThe themes of grief blame guilt and love are all portrayed exceptionally well on all levels of the plot Dellie's interactions with Corey showcase how she feels about her brother but the subplot of Dellie and Kayla's friendship helps bring these themes into greater relief as Dellie grapples with the guilt blame and love of that relationshipAll the relationships of the story are shown really well Every single one feels real and believable I love the relationship between Dellie and Corey and the one between Dellie and her dad as well Both of those made me smile many times and both felt completely natural all of the relationships in the book do really but these two in particular struck me as extremely realThough told from a middle schooler's point of view there are shades of meaning in each character and their interactions This book does something that is really tricky it works well for giving middle grade readers a real clear picture of what could go on in real life in relationships and in someone's own mind and at the same time it gives enough information that an adult could pick up on and understand certain points that a middle grade reader would not pick up on I really like that This book is definitely meant for middle grade readers but their parents can read along with them and enjoy and appreciate the book as well

  9. Edward Sullivan Edward Sullivan says:

    Vivid affecting story about a family struggling to heal from great personal tragedy An impressive debut novel

  10. Omari Omari says:

    The Trouble with Half a Moon is a beautifully written story about a girl named Dellie as she has to overcome challenges between friendship love and emotional problems with one of her siblings This book along with being enjoyable has many similarities with Danette Vigilante's later book like saving baby doewhich i strongly recommend checking out if you like this book as well In the book Dellie grows up in a not so wealthy family and the family all are depressed about an incident in which Dellie brother died from an accident that Dellie blames herself for During the book she find a young boy named Corey who is an abused boy The two of them go threw series of trials that will overall change Dellie's life Some of these trails include saving Corey from his abusive mother trying to regain an old friendship she had and lastly trying to fight her own mental an emotional chains that of her dead brother caused her to feel I think that this book i well written and kept me entertained form start to end I would recommend this book for ages 12 and up and also the rest of the books Danette Vigilante because they have great plots twist and exciting relate able trials that people face

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