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Blood Moon

(2020)
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This powerful, timely novel in verse exposes provocative truths about periods, sex, shame, and going viral for all the wrong reasons.

After school one day, Frankie, a lover of physics and astronomy, has her first sexual experience with quiet and gorgeous Benjamin—and gets her period. It’s only blood, they agree. But soon a gruesome meme goes viral, turning an intimate, affectionate afternoon into something sordid, mortifying, and damaging. In the time it takes to swipe a screen, Frankie’s universe implodes. Who can she trust? Not Harriet, her suddenly cruel best friend, and certainly not Benjamin, the only one who knows about the incident. As the online shaming takes on a horrifying life of its own, Frankie begins to wonder: is her real life over?

Author Lucy Cuthew vividly portrays what it is to be a teen today with this fearless and ultimately uplifting novel in verse. Brimming with emotion, the story captures the intensity of friendships, first love, and female desire, while unflinchingly exploring the culture of online and menstrual shaming. Sure to be a conversation starter, Blood Moon is the unforgettable portrait of one girl’s fight to reclaim her reputation and to stand up against a culture that says periods are dirty.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"Frankie’s story is piercing, raw, and true—not to mention relentlessly gripping. It’s also suffused with the sweetness and joy of being young and soaking up the marvels of our wondrous universe. This is female adolescence, crystallized. And it’s astounding." - Lauren Myracle

"Blood Moon is one of the best YA debuts I've read in years. Moving, compelling and bold, it filled me with such hope. It's a very special book." - Louise O'Neill

"With every verse of her debut, Cuthew shouts down the shame, chips away at the period taboo, and firmly establishes herself as a bold and vital new voice in feminist literature." - Samantha Shannon


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Hardback Editions

September 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Blood Moon
Author(s): Lucy Cuthew
ISBN: 1-5362-1503-1 / 978-1-5362-1503-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker Books US
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Paperback Editions

July 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Blood Moon
Author(s): Lucy Cuthew
ISBN: 1-4063-9344-4 / 978-1-4063-9344-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
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Audio Editions

September 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Blood Moon
Author(s): Lucy Cuthew
ISBN: 1-71354-784-8 / 978-1-71354-784-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Blood Moon
Author(s): Lucy Cuthew
ISBN: 1-71354-785-6 / 978-1-71354-785-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Blood Moon
Author(s): Lucy Cuthew
ISBN: 1-71354-786-4 / 978-1-71354-786-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Blood Moon
Author(s): Lucy Cuthew
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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September 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Blood Moon
Author(s): Lucy Cuthew
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Blood Moon
Author(s): Lucy Cuthew
Publisher: Nudged Children's Audiobooks
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August 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Blood Moon
Author(s): Lucy Cuthew
Publisher: Nudged Children's Audiobooks
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August 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Blood Moon
Author(s): Lucy Cuthew
Publisher: Nudged Children's Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Blood Moon
Author(s): Lucy Cuthew
Publisher: Walker Books US
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July 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Blood Moon
Author(s): Lucy Cuthew
Publisher: Walker Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU