PACK UP THE MOON
Pack Up the Moon is a heartbreaking story of loss and family that achieves an optimistic feel in the end. Believable dialogue and factual details about adoption, terminal illness and hospice care for children keep the story from being too maudlin or manipulative. Further, pieces of the backstory are teased out and fed to the reader slowly throughout the book, giving it an even, engaging pace. Finally, the language avoids being flowery, yet is still poetic and moving at many points.