Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on KIWIreviews.co.nz : Sunday 5th April 2020 - 00:51:23

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Young Adult > Joyous and Moonbeam review

« Duck Fresh Discs reviewDuck Fresh DiscsInspirations Meal Base Teriyaki Sesame reviewInspirations Meal Base Teriyaki Sesame »

Score: 4.5/10  [1 review]
1 out of 5
ProdID: 4457 - Joyous and Moonbeam
Written by: Richard Yaxley

Joyous and Moonbeam
Price:
$21.00
Available:
Yes

Joyous and Moonbeam product reviews

Two of the most unlikely people meet in the most unlikely place. Joyous calls her Moonbeam. When you're fifteen life can make you angry; and families can get seriously messed up. But Joyous has the knack of working things around a little. He is about to teach Moonbeam what family is really all about and it will transform her in every possible way.



Tags:
disabled   family   friendship   richard yaxley   teenager
Other listings you may be interested in:
Polar ShiftPolar Shift
Rating: 9.0
Dig It, Build It!Dig It, Build It!
Rating: 8.8
Maya Studio Projects - Game Environments and PropsMaya Studio Projects - Game Environments and Props
Rating: 9.0
Madison Moon and the hot-air balloonMadison Moon and the hot-air balloon
Rating: 9.3
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon - Choke PointTom Clancy's Ghost Recon - Choke Point
Rating: 9.5
Kindred in DeathKindred in Death
Rating: 7.8
Ultimate Spider-Man: Great Responsibility Ultimate Spider-Man: Great Responsibility 
Rating: 8.6
Rainbow Colours peek a booRainbow Colours peek a boo
Rating: 10.0
Thunderbirds Are Go!  Dare & Rescue Sticker Activity BookThunderbirds Are Go!  Dare & Rescue Sticker Activity Book
Rating: 10.0
Kiwis at War 1917: Machines of WarKiwis at War 1917: Machines of War
Rating: 9.6
A Kiwi Day Before ChristmasA Kiwi Day Before Christmas
Rating: 10.0
The Umbrella MouseThe Umbrella Mouse
Rating: 10.0
Tilly and the Lost FairytalesTilly and the Lost Fairytales
Rating: 9.3

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of mizim

Review by: mizim (Miriam)
Dated: 25th of June, 2013

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 4.5/10
Price:
Score 6 out of 10
Rereadability:
Score 4 out of 10
Lose Track of Time:
Score 4 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 4 out of 10

Joyous and Moonbeam, this is a story about a fifteen year old girl, who after a couple of bad decisions, has to do some voluntary work where she meets Joyous. Joyous is a thirty-something year old man who has an un-named mental disability (though we do learn what caused his mental state later in the book).

I liked the idea of this book but what I expected from it didn't really come to fruition, and I was left feeling kind of let down with the ending which wasn't really an ending. The final page of the book left me feeling rather as if someone had ripped out the last couple of pages of the book and that I would never know what had happened, which I assume is what the author wanted and that the reader would hope for the best, but it left me feeling a bit flat and for this I would not read the book again.

The book switches style several times throughout. We spend time reading from Joyous' point of view, letters from his mother addressed to him, time spent from Ashleigh/Moonbeam's point of view and then moments where we have Joyous and Moonbeam talking to each other. It took me a bit to get into the writing style of Joyous, but once I did I rather enjoyed his parts and the conversation parts, yet there was little else that I enjoyed.

Had it not been for Joyous this would have been a book that I didn't like, but he makes it worth the read and I can easily picture Joyous out there in the world always seeing the silver lining in ever little thing.

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 9.8
Product reviews for listing 7290: Alfie Bloom #2: Alfie Bloom and the Talisman Thief -  Author: Gabrielle Kent

Product image for Alfie Bloom #2: Alfie Bloom and the Talisman ThiefWhen Alfie Bloom inherited a castle and a centuries-old magic, his dull and lonely life was changed forever. But Alfie's new life has come with dangers he never could have expected. When Ashford the butler is kidnapped in the middle of the night, the castle comes under threat from a terrifying enemy. Trapped inside with only his twin cousins and best friend Amy, it's up to Alfie to defend his inheritance and prevent a terrible fate from befalling the whole of England!

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the Knock Out News Group. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, on the premise that they have been submitted as the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"WindowsXP is like Microsoft and AOL had a baby, then AOL dropped the baby on it's head."
anonymous

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream