I have put off writing about Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech for weeks (months now) because I can’t figure out quite what to say about. I’m really quite surprised that I enjoyed this book so much; it’s the sort of thing that usually wouldn’t appeal to me in the least. And yet, for some reason, I really did like it. I think part of it was that I did the Walk Two Moons audiobook in the car, so I could just let the story wash over me and start really concentrating once I was in to the story itself, rather than getting fed up with the odd style quickly and giving up.
[…] Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech This was another Newbery I knew nothing about, but it delighted me as the mystery of the main character’s missing mother plays out. It’s beautifully narrated and the three storylines perfectly fit together. And since the book takes place during a road trip, there’s no way not to include it in a list of the best audiobooks for family road trips. (Full review here) […]
[…] Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech I’d never read this book as a child (I’d never even heard of Sharon Creech) but I listened to this one shortly after I got married and loved every second of it. Road trip, missing mother, mysterious notes – it is impossible not to love this Newbery winner. (Full review here) […]
[…] Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech – eBook for $1.99 I read this about a decade ago when I was working hard on my Newbery goal and this one just was SO delightful. I can’t wait to read it with my girls in the next year or two. (Full review here) […]
[…] Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. This Newbery winner is SO delightful – I haven’t read it in more than a decade and I can’t wait to revisit it. (Full review here) […]
[…] Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (1995). Road trip books and quirky books are both not my things. But this book is terrific. (Full review here) […]
[…] Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. This is one I’d never heard of and picked up entirely because it had won the Newbery. And I LOVED it – it still stands out as one of my favorite audio experiences. (Full review here). […]
[…] Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. Another Newbery winner, this one is a road-trip story. Sal tells her grandparents a long story about her neighbor to pass the time on the road, but only as the story winds down do you realize why they are on this road trip to begin with (full review here) […]
Jennifer Lee says
I have loved this book for many years, and have read it many times. I remember especially liking the grandfather talking about the marriage bed.
I loved this book dearly. My grandma sent it to me when I was pregnant with Doug. It was happy and sad… but not too sad and an easy read.
That’s ironic you just wrote about this one today as I finished reading it for a YA lit book club earlier this week. I also really enjoyed this book in my youth and now. I found it ironic that you listened to it on a car trip…. 🙂
I loved it too Janssen. It was such a sweet story.
I’m new to the blogging world (just started in July) and have never left a comment for a stranger. But, being Noelle’s sister and a fellow Writing Fellow (met my husband in that class), I feel the need to tell you how I’ve loved reading your blog this week. My favorite two posts (that Noelle’s pointed out) are the Dishwasher – almost thou persuadest me to be a 100% dishwasher woman – and No Old Folks Left Behind. I cannot tell you how many times I have answered the capitals question. Sorry it’s so long. Just wanted to compliment your fun and funny writing!
I loved Walk two moons and it even made me cry at the end. Sal and Ben are so cute together and the book was so much fun to read. It was happy and sad for me but it is one of my favorite books and author (sharon Creech) and I recomend reading it you won’t regret it. I loved this and hope you all do too.