Walk Two Moons


Salamanca Tree Hiddle is a country girl who grew up in Bybanks, Kentucky. Her mom left a couple years before and never returned. After she left, Salamanca's dad made her move from Bybanks to Euclid, Ohio, a place where her dad's old friend was. There she met a girl named Pheobe, who had a story of her own.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

We liked the story because it kept you on the edge of your seat the whole time and it had amazing adventures.

Content Awareness Factors:

This book is a little sad, so if you don't like sad books, we wouldn't recommend it to you.

Young Reader Reaction

John Jay Students: This was a book we picked from among 6 other titles. We read the first couple pages and it sounded very interesting. We liked the story because it kept you on the edge of your seat the whole time and it had amazing adventures. It is a book about the reality of life and the sad truth. This is a book we want to read again.

BTSYA Teen: I really enjoyed reading two stories side by side. One was Salamanca’s road trip with her Gram and Gramps; the other Phoebe Winterbottom and her missing mother. The story touches on many aspects of life: love, death, friendship, and grief. The language and tone in Walk Two Moons is delightful. I would buy this as a gift for readers 10 to 14. It is truly extraordinary and spectacular how the many truths of life are expressed through the innocent and sincere eyes of a 13-year-old.

Type of Book:
This middle-grade chapter book that shares the stories of two young girls and their personal journeys of discovery. This book has potential as a high interest / low readability title.
Educational Themes:

The story taught us that you have to be strong at heart.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
9 and Up
Age of child:
Read by a group of 11- and 12-year-old students at John Jay Middle School (Katonah, NY). Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. We really liked this book. We recommend this book to people who like sad, heart-warming stories. I would buy it for a family member because it is very loving.

Title Walk Two Moons
Author Sharon Creech
Publisher HarperTrophy, Imprint HarperCollins Publishers © 2005
ISBN 9780060739492
Material Paperback
Cost $6.99
Genres Adventure, Family, Friendship, Coming of Age
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