Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Walking and Listening to "The Girl Who Drank the Moon"

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
9 hours 37 minutes

For as long as anyone can remember, the Council has been taking the youngest baby in the Protectorate and offering it to the witch in the woods. Luckily for those babies, Xan, the witch, is kind and finds loving homes for them. The rescue of Luna is quite different. While taking her through the woods, Xan accidentally feeds her the moon which infuses her with magic. Xan realizes that she needs to watch over her, contain  her magic until she is 13 and decides to raise her as her granddaughter. While Luna is being raised by Xan, Antain is living in the Protectorate, struggling with being a part a member of the council and their treatment of the babies. He is drawn to the madwoman, Luna's mother, locked in the tower and her maps with "She is here," written on them over and over. Antain realizes that the only way to stop the witch from taking his own son is to kill her and sets off into the woods to put an end to this once and for all.

Christina Moore does a lovely job narrating this story. Her voice was very calm and soothing. Each characters vocalization matched the characters personality perfectly. My favorite was that of the dragon Fyrian, who was happy and excited about everything and everyone. I loved the friendship between Fyrian and Glerk, a dragon and a bog monster. I enjoyed listening to all the stories and seeing how they all merged together.

Favorite Chapter Title: In Which a Swamp Monster Accidentally Falls in Love

Every few months a regular old sign in my neighborhood gets changed. This is the latest one where a Police sign was changed to wish us all a "Police Navidad" I love the lights around it too.

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