Louise Lawrence Moonwind

ISBN 13: 9780064470377

Moonwind

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9780064470377: Moonwind

One of two teenage winners of a trip to earth's first lunar base falls in love with an astral extraterrestrial who has been stranded on the moon for thousands of years and who needs his help to repair her spaceship so that she can return home.

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Grade 5 Up Lawrence has created another excitingly different and poetic tale of two teenagers in the 21st Century who win a trip to the first lunar base and are forever changed. Seventeen-year-old Gareth Johns, a Welsh poet, and Karen Angers, a gum-chewing American girl, approach their adventure with different expectations. While Karen is wowed by the sites and attempts to capture them in camera shots, Gareth tries to experience for himself the moon's isolation. A counterpoint to the story of Gareth and Karen is the desperate struggle of Bethkahn, an astral being who has been stranded on the moon for 10,000 years. Her only hope is to repair her ship with the help of a human. Against all physical instincts, Gareth comes to her aid by repairing the ship's stabilizer, and after experiencing the lunar "syndrome" he wrote his essay on, he decides to shed his physical being and join the lovely Bethkahn in her journey to the stars. In this tightly written novel, Lawrence has interwoven myths about the moon, a theory of astral evolution, social criticism, and a character undergoing adolescent hardships. This is a hauntingly poetic tale, bittersweet in its ending, and very thought provoking. Yvonne A. Frey, Peoria Public Library, Ill.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

Lawrence tells a compelling story of a young man who can choose immortality, but only if he sacrifices everything he knows and loves. Ages 12-up.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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