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Book Review: "The Girl Who Drank the Moon" by Kelly Barnhill

This past week I started and finished The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill. As the 2017 Newberry Award Winner and a New York Times Bestseller, it might be a bit of a strange choice as my first book review on this blog. 
(This review is based on personal opinion.)
The Protectorate is bound to sacrifice a child to the Witch in the forest every year. Unbeknownst to them, the Witch is actually kind. She rescues the babies, feeds them starlight and gives them to loving families on the other side of the forest. One year however, she feeds a baby Moonlight by accident and decides to raise her as her own. Meanwhile, a young man raised under the prejudiced and cunning eye of the Protectorate Elders is determined to kill the witch.

Author: Kelly Barnhill
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 5/5
Ages: 12+ (reading level)

This book came with an amazing cast of characters: a scarred man who only wants to help, a madwoman with a crescent moon birthmark, an ancient witch with a tiger's h…

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