The Trouble with Half a Moon

Putnam. 2015. pap. $7.99. ISBN 9780147515506.
Gr 5–8—Ever since her brother's death, Dellie's life has been quiet and sad. When new neighbors move into the housing projects, Corey, an abused five-year-old boy, is often left home alone and hungry. Dellie strikes up a friendship with this little boy who reminds her so much of her brother. This debut novel authentically captures the diverse community and the characters' grief, anger, and heartbreak.

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