Shoot the Moon

By Kate Watson

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Despite what his brother and his sponsor think, Tate isn’t an addict. He has the 30-day chip to prove it. But when his father learns Tate’s been running an illegal card room out of a friend’s dorm to pay off old gambling debts, Tate is cut off. With his family no longer talking to him, his aunt Nora offers him a chance to intern for her political campaign. Juggling school with the intense internship, Tate finds himself buying scratch-off lottery tickets to take the edge off.

Tate is surprised to find the beautiful and calculating Alex Wolf—his first crush and the girl who taught him how to gamble—volunteering with Nora’s campaign, too. Soon, Tate is more drawn to Alex than ever. Her mind games stick in his head, but her vulnerable, softer side gets into his heart. As tensions rise along the campaign trail, Tate is forced to question whether he’s really addiction-free, after all.

About the Author

Kate Watson is a young adult writer, wife, mother of three, and the tenth of thirteen children. Originally from Canada, she attended college in the States and holds a BA in Philosophy from Brigham Young University. A lover of travel, speaking in accents, and experiencing new cultures, she has also lived in Israel, Brazil, and the American South, and she now calls Arizona home.

  • Paperback ISBN: 9781635830149
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781635830156
  • Reading Age: from 14 to 18 years
  • Interest Age: from 14 to 18 years
  • Paperback dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 in
  • Publication date: Feb 06, 2018
  • Rights/Sales territory: Worldwide
  • Format: Paperback | Ebook
  • Pages: 352
  • Series: Seeking Mansfield
  • Imprint: Flux
  • Subjects:
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Coming of Age
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / General

Reviews of Shoot the Moon:

"Watson's plot will keep readers interested—her narrative twists and turns wildly."—Kirkus Reviews

"A wild journey into the depths of addiction, evoked with such intensity that readers may find themselves short of breath."—Booklist

"Complex, intelligent, and quick-moving. It thoughtfully examines addiction, and the difficult task of overcoming it, through it's complicated but appealing teenage leads." —Foreword Reviews

"This page-turner is an engrossing mystery as well as an exploration of addiction. Teen readers will cheer Tate's coming-of-age and the bad guys' downfall."—VOYA

Awards received by Shoot the Moon:

Whitney Award finalist

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