Blood Moon

By Lucy Cuthew

Sarah Crossan meets Sex Education in this feminist YA verse novel about periods, sex and online shaming.

Blood Moon is an extraordinary YA novel in verse about the online shaming of a teenage girl. During astronomy-lover Frankie's first sexual experience with the quiet and lovely Benjamin, she gets her period. It's only blood, they agree. But soon a graphic meme goes viral, turning an innocent, intimate afternoon into something disgusting, mortifying and damaging. As the online shaming takes on a horrifying life of its own, Frankie begins to wonder: is her real life over? Blood Moon is a punchy, vivid and funny story of first-time love, hormone-fuelled sexuality and intense female friendships – whilst addressing, head-on, the ongoing exploitation of young girls online and the horror of going viral. Both shocking and uplifting, it cuts to the heart of what it is to be a teenager today and shows the power of friendship to find joy in even the darkest skies.

  • "Written with humour and understanding, this is the book young people need." Sara Pascoe
  • Confronts contemporary teenage issues of viral shaming and sex in an online world – young people and gatekeepers alike need to read this book.
  • Fearlessly challenges one of our most outdated taboos: Periods. Blood Moon is conversation-provoking and important – it will speak to the generation that's not afraid to use its voice, with an inspiring assembly scene that will leave them feeling empowered.

About the author

Blood Moon is Lucy Cuthew's debut novel. She has published over thirty children’s books, including picture books, educational titles and non-fiction, and she regularly speaks on the subject of children's books for the BBC. She was a children’s editor for over ten years, both in-house and freelance, and graduated from the MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa in 2019, with an exceptionally high distinction grade. Lucy likes TV written by funny women, science podcasts, mountains and croissants. She lives in Cardiff with her husband and young twins, and is currently working on a new YA verse novel about the impact of online pornography on young people.

ISBN: 9781406393446
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: July 1, 2020
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 416pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $18.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 06/07/20 at 01:04:28
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