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  • Published: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2013.
  • Year Published: 2013
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Description: 278 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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Maggot moon

by Gardner, Sally.

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Call number: Teen Fiction, R Printz Honor 2014

Available Copies: Downtown Teen, Malletts Teen, West Teen

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Friendship and trust inspire Standish to rise up againt an oppressive regime and expose the truth about a planned moon landing.

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award winning, but brutal

At the heart of the story is Standish and Hector, they have each others backs, they imagine and dream together, they are the very best of friends. However, the world they live in is evil. It's a land where people are disposed of if they don't praise the Motherland, or if they aren't obedient and are 'impure' in some way.
The story is one of an alternate history (WWII)where there's an ongoing preparation to show the world the Motherland has landed on the Moon. It's a hoax, and Standish plans to expose the fiends, for his family and for Hector. There's also the 'Mothers for Purity,' people herded into zones, and tongues cut out if you speak out against the Motherland. A read-alike would be 'Boy in the Striped Pajamas.' A Printz-Honor book for 2014.

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