Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Really great read. Maggot Moon is an alternative historical sci-fi novel. It combines elements of World War II and Nazi Germany's purification ideology, and the moon landing. Even though these events in real history occurred at separate times, Sally Gardner fuses them together to gives us a cruel portrayal of a world that just might have been.
Standish Treadwell is a young boy who has faced nothing but hardships his entire life. Bullied for being different and slow, Standish learns to keep his head down and not attract attention. Then one day he has to confront everything he has tried to run from to protect those he loves, and to change the course of history.
I like these alternative history books because it makes you realize that these "alternative" histories could have been real. Thankfully Maggot Moon's reality if fiction, however, the impression it leaves on you is real.
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