Blue moon

Green, J (2003) Blue moon. Puffin (Penguin Books). ISBN 0-141-31535-0

Item Type: Book

A novel for young adults. Also published in Italy, Lithuania and Slovakia. This full-length novel explores the experience of a pregnant 15year old. Its originality consists in its content: the fictional exploration of the experience of a pregnant fifteen-year-old having to make some difficult decisions, which arose out of the author's work with young people. Its significance lies in its empathetic and non-judgemental exploration of an important contemporary issue. The author's objective was to write a realistic, vivid story addressing complex emotions in ways accessible to a teenage readership, which would be published by a mainstream publisher and achieve good sales. Rigour was addressed by Green's research of existing teenage fiction, and her interviews with staff and pupils at a Unit for schoolgirl mothers. The novel received good reviews (Bookseller; Times, Achuka; Books for Keeps; Cool_reads, J17; The Observer praised its 'subtle and precise prose … hugely engaging'. Short-listed for the Lancashire Children's Book of the Year Award.

Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2012 04:45
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