Book Reflection – The Girl who Drank the Moon

The book, The Girl who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill is about a witch named Xan who is kind, she rescues babies and delivers them to better families. One year, Xan made a mistake and accidentally fed an ordinary baby moonlight instead of starlight. So she decides to raise this baby who she named Luna by herself, on Luna’s 13th birthday her magic begins to emerge and start getting out of her control. What strikes me the most about the story so far is that Xan’s own magic is constantly flowing into Luna, it is leaving the old Witch increasingly drained and aged. I like how the author used lots of descriptive language and how she described the witch Xan wasn’t like the people in the Protectorate thought she was.


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