Parents' Guide to

Walk Two Moons

By Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Dramatic, complex tale has rich characters, emotional depth.

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age 11+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 13+

Read this book as a kid, now I'm teaching it!

I read this book for a book report when I was about ten years old, and I never truly understood the book. It was sad at times, but in the novel the main character, Sal, and her grandparents travel across the midwest to find her mother. Being from South Dakota I thought it was cool they traveled through the places I've been to and grew up around. I reread it for an extra college course I was taking and now I'm teaching it to my middle school class in Iowa, and they all love it! It's a deep story dealing with loss, love, friendships, and some other difficult topics. Your child may even ask you questions, so be prepared for that! I've read the other reviews online about this book, but trust me parents, this novel is one to read. It's won many different awards for a reason, give it a fair chance and you won't be disappointed. I teach this novel for a reason!

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age 11+

It's fine

This book may be filled with sadness and death but it teaches kids valuable lessons and yes it may say the word sex or damn or hell here and there but it provides a good education and lesson for your child.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Sharon Creech tells a complex story within a story, full of dramatic, intersecting events, beautifully articulated feelings, and richly drawn characters. Even mature readers who can predict much about the end of Sal's journey will find plenty of plot surprises. And all readers will be deeply moved by Sal's experiences, and the connections she makes with her family, friends, and her natural world.

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