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Me (Moth)

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First off, I've never read a book written in verse so I was curious about Me (Moth) from jump. After reading it, I know which every single book was written in verse. THIS BOOK IS MAGNIFICENT. I cried the entire time. Amber's words crawled under my skin and made a home in my heart. Moth is the most relatable character, and so sad but strong. Her character growth is careful, just like Amber's prose. She lives her life carefully because of an accident that left her alone. She is observant, beautiful, queer, and Black. I think I love that most of all. I love that she isn't stereotypical and that she sees the world much like I do. I would follow Moth everywhere. This book broke my heart and put it back together again and isn't that what a good book should do?
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I don't read a lot of novels in verse, but this one was beautiful, emotional, and profound. A story of love, grief, and forgiveness, author Amber McBride did not pull any punches with this book. You'll immediately be pulled in by the characters, and be enraptured with the language. Atmospheric, poetic, and stunning. Fans of Elizabeth Acevedo will want to pick this up and get lost in it.
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I was so caught up in this story right away. The poetry was so powerful and the story was heart breaking and blew me away with that ending. I cannot wait to recommend and share this book with everyone. The writing was beautiful, I felt so much for the two characters that were just so well done and I loved the way the story was told. You will not regret picking this book up. I learned so much and saw so much sadness through Moth’s perspective and also Sani’s. I will be picking this book up when it comes out just so I can tab and annotate because I loved it so much. Also did I mention that ending?!?!
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5 HUGE stars to this amazing book! The writing was so beautiful and profound. Every verse pulls at your heartstrings and has you longing for a life you don't know. This book breaks you down in the best way and will leave a big imprint on your soul.

Truly the best book I've read in 2021 so far! 

~Thank you to Netgallay and the publisher for sending me an arc copy. All opinions are my own~
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A deeply spiritual debut YA novel about identity, first love, grieving, and self-discovery that is likely to captivate and have a positive and memorable impact on any reader.
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Sometimes I find it hard to connect with novels in verse because the author has a hard time with the structure of the artform, but Amber McBride did the THING. I felt totally involved in the poems, could feel Moth's emotion and pain and suffering as if the pages were a movie.

At its core, this is about searching for yourself when those you love have left. It is about friendship, relationships, and being human. 

This is perfect for fans of Ellen Hopkins and Angie Thomas.
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Fantasic characters. Interesting plot. The story will keep you engaged the whole time. I loved it from the first sentence. Amber did such an amazing job!!!!! I love their writing so much!!!!
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This story is struggle of self-discovery will have readers hooked. Told on verse, we travel with Moth and Dani as they try to heal and find strength in and for one another.
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I feel this book was beautiful written. It was very descriptive and moving. The ending caught me by surprise. I really enjoyed this book.
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This book is beautiful!  Just simply beautiful.
Told in verse, it tells the story of love, tragedy, and forgiveness.
It's also about finding yourself again in the midst of grieving.
I like this story because each poem could stand on its own but together they tell a story that gets you all in the feels.  I just want to grab Moth and hug her.
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A novel in free verse.  Moth (main character) recently lost her parents and brother in a car accident and has had to move in with her aunt, who ignores her due to her own overwhelming grief.  In fact, the only person who seems to interact is Sani, a new student in her school.  Soon, they are embarking on a cross-country road trip. 

Road trips are more about the journey that the soul takes over moving a body from one place to another.  This one is definitely a journey of the soul.  Sani and Moth work on grieving and healing through sharing of stories from their own cultures and adding verses to their collective “Summer Song.”   There are many surprises, including a bombshell one that I did not see coming.  It is beautiful and lyrical and will stick with readers for some time.
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As always I want to start this review by saying I am not own voices and as always go and read those reviews first. 
  This book was fantastic. The writing style was absolutely breath taking. I was emotional the whole time I was reading this book feeling every drop of grief that was poured into this book. I felt like I was going on this journey with the characters and while it hurt it was so so needed. This was just astonishing all around. My only warning is to grab some tissues because you will be crying.
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Magnificently toeing the line between poetry and verse, Me (Moth) is a linguistic and narrative feast. The story could stand alone on the gorgeous plot: a road trip where two lost souls confront centuries of generational trauma, connect with their ancestral history, share the stories that shaped their universes, and become more secure in their own journey of the self.  However, the delicate structure of the verse is astounding, and the stylistic risks taken are perfectly at home within the narrative. The author deftly weaves magic and myth into an all-to-real narrative. There are passages from this book that I could discuss for hours, verses that stick in my head like a song. I hope that this book will be much-discussed in book clubs and language/literature classes for years to come. This novel fits perfectly alongside other novels in verse by Kwame Alexander, Elizabeth Acevedo, and Thanhha Lai.
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This book was received as an ARC from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group - Feiwel & Friends in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

I could not love this book anymore than I do right now. The writing style was absolutely brilliantly executed and I was invested 100% from beginning to end. Moth and Sani were two people that all of us in some way, shape or form can relate to. Moth struggles to find acceptance and her purpose in life after she looses her family and then she meets Sani who rocks her world and changes her life forever. All of us have struggles and emotional trauma that is hard to let go but if Moth can figure it out, we all can too. I am in high anticipation sharing this book with our YA community and do it for a teen book club. I know we will have some insightful conversations.

We will consider adding this title to our YA collection at our library. That is why we give this book 5 stars.
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