Flower Moon


 Flower Moon by Gina Linko- The story of twin sisters, Tally and Tempest  and what they grow to do with their lives and in their family. One summer these two sisters learn more about themselves while working for a carnival while on vacation. Tally is the sister who seems to learn the most during this summer season.

‘Flower Moon’ is a middle school novel that teaches how sisters may learn how to communicate with each other with more than just with words. Teachers could use this book to teach about family and community from a social studies standpoint by using the carnival as a possible discussion lesson and making comparisons between their school community and home community and the carnival community. What are the similarities and differences? Communication skills (techniques) could also be discussed especially the nonverbal ways. Twins are special and that is what Tally and Tempest learn. This is also a book that teaches the readers about the various kinds of relationships as well as the sister relationship. This is a book of understanding each other. My favorite parts of the book was when certain phrases were used, as in when some character stated, “And what in the jelly sandwich did Tempest maybe know that I didn’t?” These kind of phrases Gina uses throughout the story. This is a very creative technique and made me keep reading just to see what other clever phrase is used.

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Flower Moon
Gina Linko
SkyPony Press
ISBN: 9781510722750 (eBook)
ISBN: 9781510722743 (hardback)



Tally Jo and Tempest Trimble are mirror twins, so alike they were almost born the same person. Inseparable, but more than that. Connected.

That is, until this summer. The twins are traveling with Pa Charlie’s carnival just like always, but there’s a new distance between them. Tempest is so caught up in her own ideas, she doesn’t seem to have space left in her life for Tally. And, more than that, Tally’s started to notice there’s something between them. Something real, growing with the phases of the moon, pushing them apart. Sparking, sputtering, wild. Dangerous.

With the full moon approaching, Tally knows it’s up to her to find out what’s going on―and to beat it. If she can’t, she might just lose her sister. Forever.

For fans of Savvy and A Snicker of Magic, this is a spellbinding story of friendship and family―a poignant ode to both what’s worth holding on to and what we have to let go.

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