An unforgettable story of friendship, self-belief and love. Amber, Maali, Sky and Rose are not like everyone else and they don't want to be. Becoming friends gives them the courage to be themselves.
An inspirational, heart-warming book about four girls trying to find their place in the world. Siobhan Curham celebrates very different but like-minded friends in this captivating novel.
Amber craves excitement and adventure. Instead, she’s being bullied at school for having two dads, and life at home isn’t much better. Inspired by Oscar Wilde, Amber realizes that among the millions of people in London, there must be others who feel the same as she does; other dreamers – moonlight dreamers. After chance encounters with Maali, Sky and Rose, Amber soon recruits the three girls to the Moonlight Dreamers. It’s high time they started pursuing their dreams, and how better than with the support of friends?
It’s an enjoyable read and not overtly didactic, despite its having a number of messages to convey.
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The Moonlight Dreamers also made me realise and think again, that every teenager is a different person and will not live their teenage years exactly like someone else.
Once Upon a Bookish Time
The Moonlight Dreamers is a charming story about the importance of friendship, finding your place in the world and having the courage to pursue your dreams. It’s a very sweet and genuinely inspirational book, guaranteed to make you smile!
I finished the book in less than a day with a smile on my dile, and I love books that have that affect on me. All the events that occurred throughout the book wrapped up in a way that was realistic and practical. This wasn’t just a typical YA contemporary, but it was real. I think all young readers struggling with something in life need to read this. 4.5/5
Read Books Read
Well-crafted, and emotive, the novel addresses teenage angst, and the choices young people are forced to make through their longing to be loved and understood. Perfect for the 15+ age group.
There’s something amazingly engaging about watching these characters tackle what are, for the most part, typical problems that many teens face. 5/5
The Bookshelf Gargoyle
Siobhan Curham has created a new-and-improved Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants – a book that not only celebrates friendship, but encourages thought and discussion. 4/5
21st Century Once Upon a Time
Curham’s The Moonlight Dreamers is written in her trademark intuitive style and demonstrates a keen sensitivity to the issues facing young women such as body image, social media, matters-of-the-heart and friendships.
An addictive read for teens that, on the surface, looks fairly light fare, but actually deals with some difficult and very relevant issues.
Highly recommended. This is perhaps one of the best books for adolescent girls I have read in a long time. I really wish I’d read it growing up.
It is a really clever story that celebrates the awesomeness of women and girls. Any story that encourages dreaming, no matter how big or small, is a winner to me!
The Book Kat
The Moonlight Dreamers offers a page-turning read with relatable characters, real-life dilemmas and some much needed escapism. A highly recommended contemporary read for young adults.
Creative Kids Tales
It was wonderful to see so much diversity in a novel: sexuality, race, religion. The girls had to work at understanding each other which of course bonded them together even more. It was wonderful to see them tackle issues like bullying, peer pressure, and family.
The Bookish Manicurist
Now encouraged to be ourselves, this book is beautiful and heart-warming!! You would never expect the power of friendship to form so strongly! We loved the ending and all the characters found the closure that they needed. We were definitely left with smiles on our faces.
Pocket Full of Pages
I also liked that Amber, Maali, Sky and Rose didn’t want to follow the crowd and do what others at school were doing. They were happy being different and being themselves
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