Libby Koponen Blow Out the Moon

ISBN 13: 9780316614436

Blow Out the Moon

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9780316614436: Blow Out the Moon

Having been sent away from her home in America to live in a 1950s boarding school for girls in England, a young girl does her best to accept the lessons she must learn with regards to becoming a proper lady while making sure to not lose her exuberant personality in the process.

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Libby Koponen received her MFA in writing from Brown University. She is a freelance writer and also does volunteer work with children. She lives in Boston.

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*Starred Review* Gr. 3-6. Delightful is a word that is overused in reviews, but it's difficult to find one that's more appropriate for this novelized memoir--though warm and cozy would do in a pinch. During the 1950s, Koponen's family moves to London. Leaving America is difficult, and life is no easier there. A fan of boarding-school stories, Libby jumps at the chance to go away to Sibton House in the English countryside, where she does make friends, learns to ride a horse, and is noticed for her writing talent. This seems to be a book that first-time author Koponen has waited a lifetime to write. Almost every page is dotted with photos or souvenirs, but more intriguing than the visuals are the images she offers of herself: a bit of a swaggerer who proudly informs the Brits about the Boston Tea Party but a girl who can also appreciate the silvery light of the English countryside. Today's readers, especially Harry Potter fans, will love the British bits and the details of boarding-school life. One thing will surprise them. Having read about Libby's taking the Tube alone and going off to school by herself, they'll assume she is 11 or so. When she matter-of-factly states she was 8 during her time in England, they'll more clearly grasp the idea of a simpler time. Ilene Cooper
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