Moon at Nine by Deborah EllisMoon at Nine by Deborah Ellis

Moon at Nine

byDeborah Ellis

Hardcover | April 1, 2014

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Based on interviews with a young woman forced to flee Iran because of her sexual orientation, Moon at Nine is a tense and riveting novel that shines a light on an issue of social injustice that continues to this day. Fifteen-year-old Farrin has grown up with secrets: ten years after the overthrow of the Shah, her aristocratic mother is still working against Iran's conservative revolutionary government. But when Farrin befriends Sadira, the intriguing and outgoing new student at her school for gifted girls, her own new secret is even more dangerous. Because the girls discover their relationship is more than just a friendship—and in Iran, being gay is punishable by death.
Known around the world for her Breadwinner series, author and humanitarian Deborah Ellis has written nearly thirty books for children and young people, most of which explore themes of courage and social justice. Deborah's many awards include the Governor General's Award, the Ruth Schwartz Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award, the American Li...
Title:Moon at NineFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.78 × 5.83 × 0.85 inPublished:April 1, 2014Publisher:Pajama Press Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1927485576

ISBN - 13:9781927485576


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A compelling and beautiful story Beautifully written. This compelling tale, based on a true story, will leaving you thinking of it often for days and months to come. Farrin and Sadira are believable, lovable, and beautifully complex characters; the hardships and prejudice they face for loving one another is heartbreaking and inhumane, as well as reminder that far too many people in this world do not have the fortune and freedom to love whom they wish.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding An emotionally powerful and relevant story that will stay in your mind long after you’ve read it. It follows two girls who live in Iran who become very close friends, and then something more. This book enlightens readers about real life stories that happens far too often in Iran and other countries. If you had to hide who you were, how would you feel?
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Compelling Characters and Story Fifteen year-old main character Farrin isn't that cliche misunderstood but worthy character that chokes children's literature sometimes. Instead she's acerbic in her intelligence and dislike for authority especially her mother–– perhaps a bit spoiled and self absorbed too. When she befriends Sadira, she becomes a better person caring not just for Sadira but also her causes. When friendship turns into love, the plot takes a sad hard twist. Because it's based on a true story, the ending is even more poignant.
Date published: 2014-07-08

Editorial Reviews

Heart-stirring, believable, and ultimately heartbreaking, this is a must-read. - Youth Services Book Review - 20170220