Maggot Moon (Michael L. Printz Award - Honor Title(S))
Publish Date: 2013-02-12
Author: Sally Gardner
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A 2014 Michael L. Printz Honor Book
In Sally Gardners stunning novel, set in a ruthless regime, an unlikely teenager risks all to expose the truth about a heralded moon landing.
What if the football hadnt 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 doesnt want anyone to know. But Standish Treadwell who has different-colored eyes, who cant read, cant write, Standish Treadwell isnt 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 its 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.