Parents' Guide to

Moon Over Manifest

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Girl finds meaning of home in nostalgic, robust tale.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 18+

Lots of cursing.

Horribol made me cry because how much profanity there was.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 10+

Can’t put it down!

Engaging and heartwarming, full of twists and surprises!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (12):

This intriguing story weaves a number of different threads together to create a world that is both believable and mysterious. The characters are an assortment of unique individuals -- from a Hungarian woman with a bit of magic to the spirited protagonist -- each with his or her own story to tell, and life with them in Manifest is both nostalgic and fascinating at the same time.

Readers will have no trouble connecting with Abilene, since most tweens and teens are trying to find out where they fit in this world just like she is. The flashbacks let her story unfold in a creative way, making this a good resource for teaching storytelling or fiction writing. Historical details about World War I and the Great Depression, as well as the author's list of resources, offer further opportunities for educational exploration.

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