Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

It’s officially back to school season, which means we are pulling out our favorite reads from middle school. Yes, we’ve been bookworms for a long time. Meet thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, who is extremely proud of her country and Native American roots. When Sal’s mother abandons her family and moves across the country, Sal has many questions. She feels for her father, who can’t stand the memories of the farm and family his wife left behind. To find answers, Sal takes a road trip with her grandparents. On the way, she tells them the story about her friend Phoebe, a young woman whose mother also left abruptly.

Extremely heartwarming, but also heartbreaking, Sharon Creech’s Walk Two Moons taught us about life, death, and the complexity of family life. By intertwining Phoebe’s and Sal’s abandonment we learn about plot, foreshadowing and the most important themes in life and literature: love, friendship and family. Overall, Walk Two Moons qualifies as the ideal book your little sister and brother will enjoy reading, as well as one an adult can find profound meaning within the text.

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