By Sarah Crossan
Seventeen-year-old Joe hasn’t seen his brother in ten years. Ed didn’t walk out on the family, not exactly. It’s something more brutal.
Ed’s locked up — on death row.
Now his execution date has been set, and the clock is ticking. Joe is determined to spend those last weeks with his brother, no matter what other people think … and no matter whether Ed committed the crime. But did he? And does it matter, in the end?
What value do you place on life? What can you forgive? And just how do you say goodbye?
Blog Discussion: Joe struggles to come to terms not just with his brother’s death sentence, but also with the nagging worry that he might come to a similar end. Why does Joe believe he might follow in his brothers footsteps?
Don’t forget: In the box for Name, type in your first name, last initial, English teacher’s name, period you have English, and your school (all in a row with no spaces or punctuation). It will look like this: HarryPDumbledore6Hogwarts
If you liked Moonrise try Reading:
- Rikers High By Paul Volponi
- Serpent King By Jeff Zentner
- No Choirboy By Susan Kuklin