Cover of BENEATH A METH MOON by Jacqueline Woodson

Cover of BENEATH A METH MOON by Jacqueline Woodson

BOOK JACKET BLURB: Laurel would do anything to turn back time—to tell her mother and grandmother not to stay home near the beach with a hurricane coming. To say no when her boyfriend, T-Boom, the co-captain of the basketball team, offers her that first hit of moon—the drug that makes her feel bigger than all she’s lost. To have been there for her little brother and her best friend, Kaylee, when they needed her, instead of chasing the moon. But she can’t. All she can do is move forward now. And only she can decide whether to face the pain and joy that is part of living, or follow the moon  to numbness and probably death. Only she can decide to choose to be there for her family and friends—or give them another thing to grieve.

Published by Penguin/Nancy Paulsen, 2012, $16.99
192 pages
Release date: February 2, 2012
ISBN: 9780399252501


Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Books of 2012

YALSA 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults

YALSA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers 2013


Publishers Weekly, January 2, 2012

Teenreads, March 23, 2012

The Horn Book, March 27, 2012

School Library Journal, September 28, 2012

Booklist, December 15, 2011

Kirkus, December 20, 2011


Studio 360, March 2, 2012

Publisher’s Weekly, January 19, 2012

School Library Journal, October 9, 2012


L.A. Times, February 12, 2012

Washington Post, March 13, 2012

Teenreads.com, March 23, 2012

Syracuse / The Post-Standard, March 1, 2013


Author’s Website: http://www.jacquelinewoodson.com/

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacqueline_Woodson

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackieWoodson

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeneathAMethMoon

Penguin Features: http://www.us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/yr/features/woodson/index.html

Headshot of Jacqueline Woodson

Photo of Jacqueline Woodson


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