As you know, I have been trying this new thing for me where I tell you about a book I loved and share a free ebook link to that book if possible.
Why I picked this book?
As I posted on Instagram, I wasn’t ready for this novel to hit this bad. I read it last week and can’t stop thinking about it. The author discussed how gender issues are as straightforward as people picture it. It felt like the author was writing my story in some scenes, so I became pretty attached to Moon’s character. I have some more in-depth thoughts, so if you like me to hear a full review let me know.
Once upon a time, there was a human named Blue. Blue didn’t have a home, and she didn’t have parents. You might think that everyone has parents, but Blue didn’t have parents because she came from the sky. A star drifted down from the dark one night, cradling a baby Blue in its light. Everyone in this world and in your own world as well is made of stars. Blue was made from a star, too. I guess you could say that star was her parent, then, if you really want to.
Moon has been plunged into a swill of uncertainty and confusion. They travel to the spirit realms every night, hoping never to return to the world of the living.
But when the realm is threatened, it’s up to Moon to save the spirit world, which sparks their own healing journey through the powerful, baffling, landscape that depression can cause.
From this novel’s very first utterance, author Kacen Callender puts us behind Moon’s eyes so that we, too, are engulfed by Moon’s troubling exploration through mental illness.
Moon’s mom is trying her best, but is clueless about what to do to reach the ugly roiling of her child’s inner struggles. At the same time, though, there are those who see Moon for who they are – Blue, the Keeper, the Magician, Wolf. These creature-guides help Moon find a way out of darkness. The ethereal aspects of the story are brilliantly blended with real-world glimmers of light. Slowly, Moon grows toward hope and wholeness, showing all children that each and every one of us has a tree growing inside. That our souls emerge when we discover, and fully accept, ourselves.
Drawn from the author’s own experience through depression as a young person, this carefully orchestrated, unique novel is deeply spiritual. Moonflower will challenge you to think beyond traditional storytelling – to reach. To weep. To discover. To cheer this feat of nuanced writing that speaks directly to the heart.
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