Publisher: Walker Books.
Published: August 3rd 2017.
Page Count: 304 Pages.
Genre: YA, Contemporary.
RRP: $16.99 AUD.
To make a dream come true, tell it to the moon! Tell It to the Moon continues the story of Moonlight Dreamers Amber, Maali, Sky and Rose, who are not like everyone else and don’t want to be: becoming friends gives them the courage to be themselves.
After failing to find her surrogate mother, Amber is left unsure of who she is and what she wants to do; Maali’s spiritual faith is tested when her father becomes ill; Sky, previously home-schooled, struggles to adapt to the pressures of the school system; and after having found the courage to come out, Rose begins to pursue her dream of becoming a patissier. Once again the four girls band together to help one another overcome their individual challenges and fulfill their dreams in this fabulous and heart-warming celebration of friendship.
“With freedom, books, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy? – Oscar Wilde.
Firstly, we would love to say a huge thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending us this beautiful book to review. You have definitely helped us fall in love with this stunning series!😊.
We finished ‘Tell It to the Moon’ a couple of days ago and we are more than happy to say that we really loved this amazing and inspirational novel!
‘Tell It to the Moon’ is actually the sequel to ‘The Moonlight Dreamers’ novel which we reviewed a couple of months ago. We will leave our review here.
This novel takes place around Brick Lane, London with a couple of chapters in New York and Paris! The leading characters, Amber, Rose, Sky and Maalie are all beautiful and headstrong young ladies that look out for each other and encourage dreams to be followed. They all stand up for what they believe in and set individual goals to share throughout their secret meetings by moonlight with their fellow dreamers.
Moonlight Dreamers – The Rules:
- The Moonlight Dreamers is a secret society – members must never speak a word of it’s existence or what happens at the meetings to others.
- Meetings will begin with members reciting the ‘moonlight’ quote from Oscar Wilde.
- This quote is the Moonlight Dreamers motto and must be memorized by all members and never forgotten.
- All members must vow to support the other Moonlight Dreamers in the pursuit of their dreams – always.
- Moonlight Dreamers are proud of being different. Being the same as everyone else is a crime against originality; the human equivalent of magnolia plant.
- Moonlight Dreamers tell one another everything – especially the bad stuff.
- Moonlight Dreamers never give up.
Without giving too much away, we will try and describe the novel without giving spoilers in case you haven’t read either book in the series.
Siobhan Curham once again surprised us! The characters are back, wiser and more stronger than ever. Since the first novel, the girls have grown together through thick and thin. Their frienship is just so inspirational and fierce. They have definitely created bonds that will last a life time.
Like the first novel, the author portrayed each girl to be working through issues that are absolutely relevant to every teenager today. Many of these issues described include bullying, anxiety, pressures of school and society, coming out and overcoming personal fears. Once again, all four girls band together to help one another to overcome their individual struggles to work towards their hopes and dreams for the future.
With her stunning novel, we were just caught off guard once again by the author’s ability to incorporated inspirational and positive messages that encourage everyone to follow their dreams and to find their own confidence within themselves. We also really loved how the author included links to Oscar Wilde as his words are just so relevant and wise!
“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world”.
Do yourselves a favor and pick up this series as it is honestly just so beautiful and relevant to our everyday lives! It’s inspirational wisdom will lead you to follow your own dreams.
Book Rating: 4/5 Stars⭐️.
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