Note from Elena: 12-year-old Frances M. loves books a lot! A few weeks ago, she reviewed Ella Enchanted. Now, she’s back at it again with another book she loves called The Girl Who Drank The Moon. She read the book for a school project, and she made a really cool triorama based on the book! You can see Frances’ amazing artwork below. Here’s her review:
The Girl Who Drank the Moon is a mystical tale written by Kelly Barnhill.
The old witch, Xan, started her long journey, once again, to the place where a baby was left in the woods every year. She did not know why the people of The Protectorate did it, but every year, she would make the trip to rescue the child and carry it to the cities on the other side of the forest, so the baby could live a good and peaceful life.
And that’s how she found Luna, a beautiful baby girl with black hair and black, enchanting eyes. Xan accidentally fed the baby moonlight, instead of starlight, “enmagicking” her. That’s when she decided to raise the child and teach her all about magic and how to control it.
I really enjoyed this book, and I especially liked how the book switched different points of view. Another exciting part of the book is how the author added cliffhangers at the end of the chapters. I never wanted to put it down!
I would recommend this book for grades 4 and up.
This book was good! I rate it 3 out of 4 roses.
(Note from Frances: I read the book for a school project focused on award winning books, and that’s why I made the triorama. It’s a book I heard good things about and wanted to read it.)