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 a 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.
Kaylee says, “Write an elegy to the past... and move on.” She says it’s all about moving on....
©2012 Jacqueline Woodson (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Beneath a Meth Moon is a story about youth, drugs, hardships, struggles, and losses. The story revolves around a girl names Laurel who always depended on her family. She mostly looked up to her grandmother. Her grandmother words were her inspiration. Laurel would take in everything she said and remember it. Her grandmother was the one to inspire her to write and write. But all of that changed after a massive hurricane hit her hometown in Mississippi. Unfortunately, her grandmother and mother did not survive the destruction of the town. This has torn the whole family, especially Laurel. After moving to another place, she meets new people that seem to be helping her, but they were really just bringing her down. After taking drugs and running away from home, Laurel's life seemed to be drifting away more and more each day. The story is good for those who want description and good narrative. I personally would not recommend this book if you are not into a slow pacing story but if you like that kind of story then this book is something you might enjoy.
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