I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Adorable cast of characters
If there’s one word to describe the characters in this book, it would be ADORABLE. Our old, loving, kind Xan, Perfectly Tiny but have enormous heart Fyrian, poetic and caring Glerk, and last but not least, our vivacious and curious Luna. I love all of them, individually and together, to pieces.
Strong bond between the characters
You know what I love better than family aspects? Family that consist of people who has no blood relation or whatsoever. The familial bond between the cast really reminds me of THE GRAVEYARD BOOK by Neil Gaiman. The characters aren’t bound by blood (a dragon, a swamp monster, a witch, and an enmagicked kid), but the love and loyalties they have for each other really shines through the pages.
“Each secret, each unspoken thing was round and hard and heavy and cold, like a stone hung around the necks of both grandmother and girl. Their backs bent under the weight of secrets. “
The writing in this book is really fairytale-esque. It’s just really gorgeous and feel magical, without using difficult words or purple prose. I really like it, even though it feels a bit repetitive to explain some feelings over and over again.
This book only has 2 dragons, to be exact, and they’re both really different. One is Simply Tiny, and the other one is Simply Enormous. But they’re both have Enormous Heart, and Fyrian is just really adorable. Imagine him as Mushu, with a personality like the Genie.
Set in some fairytale-esque place
This book doesn’t have a really large set, they basically only going around in the circles, but the imagery is really vivid and rich. Also, it feels like somewhere a Disney movie could use.
My only complaint is just the story a bit too long for a middle grade book, and slow in some places. It would be hard to read for children who doesn’t actually like to read, they might get bored with it. It really makes me slow in finishing this. But overall, THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON is one beautiful book about family and hope that is perfect for everyone.