Because of the Moon

Because of the Moon

by C J Cutayne

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Overview

A very funny teen novel.
"Obedience is for dogs," spouts Jay; an out of control thirteen year old. Arrested for being at a chop shop, Jay can either go to juvenile detention or move to the poor Indian reservation his mother shunned fourteen years ago where his estranged grandfather will oversee Jay's penance. Jay's latest prank,'rat day' and his unique way of dealing with a bully make "Because of the Moon" a book you won't soon forget. A humorous, clever and fast-paced story.
The reader will be taken on a journey with a boy who rules his own world. Freedom to roam the city, staying out late, tagging, and pulling pranks at school. Jay loves his life until he gets caught.
Not understanding that he even had First Nations blood in him has come as a shock. Learning he has a Grampa in a remote village is even more shocking. Having to go live with him for six months is devastating. Moving to a new school and a new town is not how Jay envisioned spending his summer. His grampa is a task master and has Jay working evenings and weekends. The time they spend together is not all drudgery as Jay learns about his First Nations heritage and even how to carve a totem pole.
Being the new kid in town draws attention from whole village. Jay gets to know and appreciate the quirky villagers such as the crazy cat lady who won't stop making Bannock, the "witch" doctor, the roving band of dogs and the artist turned alcoholic, Johnny Walker. If Jay can survive the bully, the villagers may also learn to appreciate him, too.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475280692
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/02/2012
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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Because of the Moon 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MyBookAddiction on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
BECAUSE OF THE MOON is a story about Jay, a graffiti artist, that is in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is caught in a chop shop when he is hauled into the NYC police station. Jay¿s mother calls his grandfather that he has never met to help keep him out of legal trouble. Instead of going to a juvenille center, Jay is forced to live on his families Indian reservations, The First Nations. Jay has trouble adjusting to his new family and friends, but soon learns to love his grandfather, his stories and the land. This book is filled with tales of the First Nation and is a beautifully written book about the culture of the First Nations. It is a coming of age story and I feel any young adult or adult will enjoy it. This book was received for the purpose of an honest review.Reviewed by RaeRating 4.5Heat rating: sweet
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
BECAUSE OF THE MOON is a story about Jay, a graffiti artist, that is in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is caught in a chop shop when he is hauled into the NYC police station. Jay’s mother calls his grandfather that he has never met to help keep him out of legal trouble. Instead of going to a juvenile center, Jay is forced to live on his families Indian reservations, The First Nations. Jay has trouble adjusting to his new family and friends, but soon learns to love his grandfather, his stories and the land. This book is filled with tales of the First Nation and is a beautifully written book about the culture of the First Nations. It is a coming of age story and I feel any young adult or adult will enjoy it. This book was received for the purpose of an honest review. Reviewed by Rae Rating 4.5 Heat rating: sweet