WALK TWO MOONS by Sharon Creech

Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the “Indian-ness in her blood,” travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. Along the way, she tells them of the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, who received mysterious messages, who met a “potential lunatic,” and whose mother disappeared.

As Sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe’s outrageous story, her own story begins to unfold—the story of a thirteen-year-old girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother.

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Very minor kissing scenes.

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There is one instance where Sal smokes peyote with her American Indian grandparents.

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Would I recommend this book for...
Teenagers?Yes
Adults?Yes

Comments: There were quite a few things that I enjoyed about this middle grade story. I really liked how there was a story within a story within a story, and how they complimented each other. It helped me understand the growth that Sal was making, and how that growth was taking place. I think what I loved most was how much this book made me chuckle, especially since I related to many of the awkward moments from when I was Sal's age. I can only imagine the trouble I would have caused if my teacher had read my journal out loud!

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