Tell it to the moon by Siobhan Curham
Walker Books, 2017. ISBN 9781406366150
(Age: 12+) Highly recommended. Tell it to the moon is an incredibly hopeful story about friendship and supporting one another through the tough times. I would highly recommend this for people aged twelve and up as it reinforces the importance of surrounding yourself with the right kind of people. Following on from the previous novel, The Moonlight dreamers we follow the girls as they overcome new obstacles and discover new dreams to be fulfilled.
Amber's ambition of visiting the grave of her beloved writer has been fulfilled, but what will come next for her budding writing career? She's experiencing writers block, back to being bullied at school, and her identity comes down as she tries to contact her birth mother. Amber doesn't know what to do next, she feels like much less of a moonlight dreamer than ever before. Maali is still searching for her soulmate but her romantic prayers change course as her father's health deteriorates. Her father is now haggard and having trouble even standing upright. There is something badly wrong and yet Maali and the doctors don't know what. Sky's life is rocked by her Dad's determination to send her to school. Her first time in secondary school, and just ahead the GCSE are looming, however she soon learns that not to let her fear of school swallow up her dreams when she meets a fellow poet, Leon, who encourages her dreams. Rose's world is coming apart at the seams, finally having recovered from the topless photo scandal, she has finally found the courage to accept her sexuality. But with that comes a whole new world of ups and downs as her crush, the lovely Francesca, reveals her boyfriend at the very moment Rose intends to come out.
It seems that times will continue to be tough for the moonlight dreamers as they deal with problems within their family, relationships, school, and religious beliefs. The girls must band together and in doing so demonstrate the importance and strength of their friendship, as well as continue to achieve their dreams.
Kayla Gaskell, 21