Amber McBride’s novel, Me (Moth), is written in verse, sparse, delicate, weighty and thick, all at the same time. The story focuses on Moth, a 16-year-old grieving the loss of her family after a car accident. Isolated and overflowing with survivor’s guilt, Moth connects with a Sani, a boy struggling through his own pain.
This book has so many lovely elements. Moth’s grandfather practiced Hoodoo religion, and Sani’s father is a healer. McBride weaves threads of religion, magic, and healing plants throughout the story. As Moth struggles to find her connection again to dance and music, the reader is gifted a narrative based in poetry and music, allowing the reader to feel what Moth longs for.
Definitely recommended. Not the mention the cover is beautiful.