Saturday, June 7, 2008

About a Book - Blow Out the Moon

In Blow Out the Moon, author Libby Kopponen has written a novel based on her own experiences as a young girl moving from America to London in the 1950s. Spunky young Libby struggles with the many changes, dreary weather, and her new school where students and teachers treat her cruelly. When Libby is sent to a boarding school in the English countryside, however, her luck takes a turn for the better, and the novel starts to pick up as well. Readers will enjoy tales of Libby's and her friends' adventures at school, including horse back rides and a midnight picnic feast broken up by the headmistress. Kopponen even includes pictures and memorabilia from her experiences with captions - kind of like a scrapbook.

If you're interested in England and the English, or if you like boarding school stories like Roald Dahl's Boy or even the Harry Potter series, you might want to check this one out!

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