OK where to start. If road trips and wonderful central characters are their thing, then we can also recommend Solace of the Road by Siobhan Dowd , which also combines pathos and humour, and The Bride’s Farewell by Meg Rosoff , which has a romantic, fable-come-quest feel. There are no faults with the book, it’s just that it didn’t end the way I wanted it to end. Quotes from Unhooking the Moon. I was so mad that I let those fears t I loved to cross-country ski on the Red River by Fargo, ND, with my sheep dog, ski-skating at high speeds. The Rat is quite bonkers really. OK, I have no idea where to start. This is a very engaging and sweet story that will carry you right along with its madcap, almost surreal adventures.

This is a very engaging and sweet story that will carry you right along with its madcap, almost surreal adventures. Aug 07, Julia added it. A child reading this however, who also has a sibling can relate to many of the situations and stories that Rat and Bob get themselves into. She puts on accents. The Rat has been chosen by her drama teacher to star in the school play that is being held on the last day of the school year. She recognizes a person by his or her spirit in a way that is not normal. Gregory Hughes Reviewed by Jill Murphy 4.

Do I recommend it: You find yourself cringing and silently thinking you can’t do that, you can’t go there and you’re mad to trust ” him”.

She was also the type of character that thinks about th 1. Central character Rat is a fascinating 10 year old. New York provides the assortment of rap stars, hustlers and spivs that help unhookin hinder Bob and Rat on their journey and the culmination of the story has surprises and reveals to rival the best page turners. She and Bob are close although they are polar opposites. But I always say that I love books that affect me emotionally and this book really did.


Hughes, Gregory Fiction writerauthor. This book deserves better attention!!

John is retired and his only income is a government farm subsidy. La historia es narrada por Bob, quien, junto a Marie Claire la Rataprotagonizan el libro. I really wanted to like this book but it was disappointing.

Unhooking the Moon by Gregory Hughes – book review

Once they’re on the road, it becomes a huge difference from their sheltered life. Cannot say enough about this book — loved it. Along the way, summady are helped by a clutch of unlikely, Damon Runyanesque characters: You’re hooked on Rat by page two and walking in Bob’s shoes by page ten.

But is their uncle a rich business man, or is the word on the street, that he something more sinister, true? I just wish it was longer and I wish that The Rat and Bob never had to grow up and find out the world is a terrible, terrible place to live. By having Bob as a narrator, Hughes creates a magic out of thhe ordinary and scary things in life and I loved watching the adventure unfold through his eyes.

Unhooking the Moon by Gregory Hughes – review

A wonderfully original debut novel – aimed at teenagers, but will be enjoyed by adults just as much. Gregory Hughes brings the charaters to life, especially the Rat.

The thing is, that it’s not a black cloud. Beeping this, beeping that.

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While there is plenty of external tension, by the time they got to New York his patterns were repetitive of just protecting Marie Claire or being annoyed. Those concerned relatives took away my peaceful days on the river replacing them with thoughts of collapsing into frigid waters.


And Bob who narrates the story is such tbe protective older brother. This novel is written from Bob’s point of view, he admires his sister worries about her, not only her recklessness but also her health particularly her state of mind. I really enjoyed reading it, but I just never quite connected to it all the way.

One can argue that this is a survival story as 2 children are on their own after their father passes away, looking for a new life and a new family in New York.

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La rata Uno de los personajes principales definitivamente se ha convertido en uno de mis personajes preferidos de libros. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a unhookong, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Although, the book can also teach some valuable lessons to kids.

The domineering Marie Claire decides that they must bury their father next to their mother in the garden behind the house. As the novel unfolds many attributes summaru both children are revealed, love, loyalty, bravery and at times, sadness. But if they are occasionally outrageous, they are also wonderful plkt imagined and realized. My favourite quote from the book was, “If people looked at the stars more often, they’d see how big the universe is and how small we are in it and then their troubles wouldn’t seem so large.

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