Me (Moth) | Sticky Note Reviews

Me (Moth) is a beautiful debut verse novel by Ashley McBride.

After she loses her family in an automobile accident, Moth feels isolated and invisible. Then Moth meets Sani, a Navajo boy trying to find his roots. And then this become a road-trip-as-metaphor as Moth and Sani journey to Four Corners.

McBride’s language is poetic—lofty, but not inaccessible. There’s sadness at the center of this novel—working through grief, feeling disconnected. Sometimes this sadness feels interminable; I suppose grief sometimes feels interminable, too.
I’d advise you, if you’re interested in reading Me (Moth), to be careful about reviews on the internet—some readers who had feelings about this novel posted spoilers above the fold.

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