Laugh With The Moon by Shana Burg

Laugh With The Moon

Here’s my review for Laugh With The Moon.  Enjoy!  When Claire moves to Malawi for two months because of her dad who is a doctor and works for the Global Health Project, she gives her dad the silent treatment.  Her life has become terrible after her mom died eight months ago.  Then Clare starts going to Mzanga Full Primary and feels out of place.  Then, she meets Memory, Innocent and Saidi and becomes friends.  As Claire lives in Malawi, she learns to be grateful for what she has and be happy instead of sad.  This heart-warming story teaches you how to live through loss and to laugh with the moon.  A very captivating story, Laugh With The Moon is full of love, loss, and friendship in these rough times in Africa.

What I thought about it:

Laugh With The Moon was incredible.  It seems so surreal what they do in Malawi coming from America.  We are so lucky to have everything we have.  This book was just very moving.  Shana Burg wrote it very realistically, as far as I’m concerned it could have been a real story.  It makes us think we’re so spoiled, when in Africa they can’t afford many things at all.  I would love to go to Malawi or Swaziland or someplace like that to experience what life is like.  I really liked Mrs. Bwanali, Clare and her dad’s maid.  she is such a character if you know what I mean.  Laugh With The Moon is a must-read.


Action:7 out of 10 XanderStars

Suspense:7 out of 10 XanderStars

Well-Paced:9 out of 10 XanderStars

Page-Turning:8 out of 10 XanderStars

Overall:9 out of 10 XanderStars

My next review will be Zebra Forest by Adina Rishe Gewirtz.  Remember, comment on what books I should read and review!



5 responses to “Laugh With The Moon by Shana Burg

  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Xander! I’m so glad you enjoyed the book. I hope you will get to travel to Malawi one day.

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