When Edie Jo Houp's father opens the "biggest can of worms you ever did see" by suggesting that the Vine Street Baptist Church ope its Vacation Bible School to all the children of Half Moon, North Carolina - including the Indian children - practically everyone in town turns on the Houps. Thirteen-year-old Edie Jo isn't sure how she feels about ther daddy's idea. That summeWhen Edie Jo Houp's father opens the "biggest can of worms you ever did see" by suggesting that the Vine Street Baptist Church ope its Vacation Bible School to all the children of Half Moon, North Carolina - including the Indian children - practically everyone in town turns on the Houps. Thirteen-year-old Edie Jo isn't sure how she feels about ther daddy's idea. That summer of 1956, however, is one of change and growth. Up at her own private place, she meets and Indian boy named Cherokee Fish. A tentative connection develops between them as they begin to share their secrets and dreams. As the tensions that summer reach their peak, Edie Jo ultimately learns that "friendships don't shape on color."...
|Title||:||Music from a Place Called Half Moon|
|Number of Pages||:||176 Pages|
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Music from a Place Called Half Moon Reviews
This book,Music From A Place Called Half Moon is about Indian Americans (half breeds).These people weren’t treated like normal other people, they would be called “you people “as in different from others. The half breeds didn’t like this. Edie Jo,the main character also had the same point of view for the Indians as the other white people did, but this all changed when she started meeting a boy named Cherokee at the forest.“And, even though there was a whole part of me knowing that to be in love with an Indian boy would be beyond disaster, that not only my family, but every single person in half moon would hate me and feed their hate every morning of their lives, the feeling was still here. I just shut all those doors in my mind and lived in the rooms full of sunshine, full of Cherokee Fish”This showed that anyone can be your friend, and it doesn’t depend on their color…because we are all people. In my opinion this was not a good book for me. I felt that the author didn’t give enough details about the characters. From reading this book I realized that I like books that have some kind of action and mystery, and enough detail for me to picture my character in my head. I would recommend this book to a person who likes books without action, mystery, etc. A person should read this book if they enjoy just reading books to get a message from it, not for getting cliffhangers and details.
I think this book was amazing. I loved Edie Jo's voice and how the author described her courage when first meeting Comanchee at the mill. I cried when Comanchee died and that was the first time I've cried when reading a book. I like how Edie Jo got past her family's prejudices and her own fear and realized that friends are friends no matter what they look like. The title was beautiful, catching me from the moment I set eyes on it and the cover was simple, but so sweet. I would recommend this book to everyone.
Yeah ,ok it is a kids book,All the years it was in my bookcase ,I thought it was about music. Well , music did play a part in it. It was well written , I wish more of the books written for the youth today were written half as well as this one.
In a world where you are half native american and half white you can seem to fit into either. This is an amazing story that makes you think about how it can be worse to be half and half. I could read this novel again and again.
this was my favorite book in middle school, it is so touching, and close to the heart. It compares very well to "To Kill A Mockingbird."
First person, racism, Native American, Southern. Loved this story.
found on my bookshelf
The characters in this book are original, and the historical perspective is compelling. Well done, Jerrie Oughton, well done!
Edie Joe feels like she was born without any strong emotions. She doesn't know if she's even capable of love. Then she meets Cherokee Fish. At first, she is afriad of him because the town has labeled him a half breed. But what she finds out is that he is musical and senistive. But he is also angry about the way he is treated by people in the town. He and his family face discrimination and poverty. Could this sensitive friend be the one who is setting fires?