The Almost Moon

by Alice Sebold | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0316067369 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Breeze144 of Ajax, Ontario Canada on 8/28/2008
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Breeze144 from Ajax, Ontario Canada on Thursday, August 28, 2008
Picked this up today with a lovely gift card!

Journal Entry 2 by Breeze144 from Ajax, Ontario Canada on Saturday, December 20, 2008
No where near as good as Sebold's other books. Dark and brooding and slow....

Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Saturday, December 20, 2008
I received this today from Breeze with a blase review. I've liked Sebold's works in the past... so we'll see how this one fairs. Thanks Bree! :)

Journal Entry 4 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, February 23, 2010
All her life, Helen's life has been affected by her mom. Helen always knew her mom was different from others, but only when her mom watched a boy die on their street after being hit by a car without rushing to help did Helen realize why. Her mom has an undiagnosed mental illness. This illness caused her mom to stay inside for years at a time, causing Helen to grow up much faster than she should have and putting tremendous stress on her father.

The book starts with Helen killing her mother and what happens in the next 24 hours as she remembers her relationship with her mom, kids, ex-husband, best friend, and neighbours. For an author that has written characters that are extremely easy to connect with, that certainly wasn't the case with The Almost Moon. I didn't even understand where the characters were coming from until half way through the book, let alone EVER connect with them. Parts of the book are cringe-worthy in how unhealthy some of the relationships were.

To be honest, I can't say I fully understood this book. Perhaps the characters were too deep and the relationship too intense for me. I can understand why some people may like this book, but it just wasn't to my tastes.

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Saturday, March 06, 2010
Mailed off today as a RABCK!

Journal Entry 6 by boomda181 on Wednesday, March 17, 2010
A surprise wishlist book from Hoserlauren! Thank you so much! Look forward to reading this.

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