Thursday, September 13, 2012

Moon Over Manifest

Moon Over ManifestMoon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a wonderful story, with terrific characters, and some good guys and villains. The setting is the 1930's, and so perhaps some background might be needed for middle-schoolers, and the flashbacks bring you to WWI, which many students know absolutely nothing about, but still...
A twelve year-old girl named Abilene is put on a train to the town of Manifest, leaving her daddy behind to work on the railroad. Abilene is not shy, and so makes some friends. She is trying to "discover" her father's boyhood in Manifest, but seems to be running into roadblocks at every turn. There is a mystery in this town, and the three young ladies have decided to try and solve it. And, Abilene is missing her dad, and wondering if he has abandoned her. I loved this book!

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