Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Under a Purple Moon, by Beverly Stowe McClure, earns the Literary Classics Seal of Approval
Eden has spent her entire life feeling as though she's not good enough. Her mother, who insists Eden refer to her by her given name, is critical of everything she does. Her father tries, but he seems to be more concerned with his hobbies than with his daughter's well being. But what she hates most is the fighting, especially because it's usually her they're quarreling about.
Eden finds solitude in an old abandoned home. She goes there to get away from the criticism and the feuding. But what she ultimately finds there is an unlikely group of friends, a motley crew of teens who are also escaping their own struggles at home, who give her the acceptance and encouragement she so desperately needs. Under a Purple Moon is a book about friendship, and in particular, about one young girl who comes to accept her own self-worth. Author Beverly Stowe McClure has done a splendid job depicting the wide and varied range of emotions experienced by Eden and her friends. Under a Purple Moon is a book which young readers will find to be very relatable.
LITERARY CLASSICS Book Awards & Reviews International Book Awards • Top Honors Youth Book Awards • Seal of Approval http://www.clcawards.org