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Unhooking the Moon
Gregory Hughes

Combining humour, loss and grit, this teenage novel tells a travel adventure from the perspective of a strong and colourful female narrator. 10-year-old ‘Rat’ is a real character, tough, outgoing, soccer-loving and adventurous. When her father dies suddenly, she’s determined to go to New York with her brother ‘Bob’ in search of their long-lost uncle (possibly a drug dealer). The trip from Winnipeg to New York is long and they are in for a bumpy ride and the struggle to survive in the metropolis. As they struggle to survive in the metropolis, they realize that finding their uncle in New York becomes incredibly difficult, especially because they have almost no information about him…

· · 2010

Critical edition

Hughes, Gregory. Unhooking the Moon. Quercus, 2014. 384 pp., ISBN 9781623658465

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In favour of this entry

  • Award-winning
  • Gender equality
  • Silenced voices
  • Students can identify with the text