Half Moon Summer by Vickers, Elaine

Half Moon Summer

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Two seventh graders discover it takes more than grit and a good pair of shoes to run 13.1 miles. You've got to have a partner who refuses to let you quit.

Drew was never much of a runner. Until his dad's unexpected diagnosis. Mia has nothing better to do. Until she realizes entering Half Moon Bay's half-marathon could solve her family's housing problems.

And just like that they decide to spend their entire summer training to run 13.1 miles. Drew and Mia have very different reasons for running, but these two twelve year olds have one crucial thing in common (besides sharing a birthday): Hope. For the future. For their families. And for each other.

Author: Elaine Vickers
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
Published: 06/06/2023
Pages: 288
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.82lbs
Size: 8.34h x 5.59w x 1.04d
ISBN: 9781682635391
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 04/01/2023
Publishers Weekly 04/24/2023
Booklist 05/01/2023 pg. 45
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 06/01/2023
Horn Book Magazine 07/01/2023 pg. 130
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2023 - Superior,Well Above Average
School Library Journal 01/26/2024 pg. 1

About the Author
Elaine Vickers is an award-winning author of picture books and middle grade and young adult novels. She grew up reading, running, and exploring in a small town in Utah. Several years and one PhD later, she found her way back to her hometown, where she spends her time writing, teaching college chemistry, and exploring with her family. Visit her at elainevickers.com.