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A Moon Girl Stole My Friend

Written by Rebecca Patterson

Part of the Moon Girl Series

Key Stage 2

LoveReading View on A Moon Girl Stole My Friend

March 2019 Book of the Month

The setting for Rebecca Patterson’s lively story of friends falling out is Earth eighty years in the future, and quite a lot has changed. People are getting around in flying cars, real food has pretty well been replaced by acquagrown substitutes, and the Moon has been colonised. The school playground is patrolled by cyborgs, but the children in it are the same as they’ve ever been. Lyla has been best friends with Bianca since nursery, but when a cool new girl joins the class, she finds herself pushed out.  How can she win back her friend, and why does no-one see just how mean Petra is? The story is short and full of humour, but still carries a lot of weight and for all the fun and adventures will set readers thinking about how we treat other people, and how we’d like to be treated in return. This is a really good story for newly confident readers.

Andrea Reece

More About This Book

Publishing in time for the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing!

A Moon Girl Stole My Friend Synopsis

A Moon Girl Stole My Friend is perfect for young readers looking for a humorous friendship story with a sci-fi twist, and is packed with quirky illustrations.

It's 2099. Lyla lives in a world of robocats, flying sweets and instant snow, but some things never change. Little brothers are still annoying, school teachers make you cringe, and, when your best friend deserts you for the new girl, it still HURTS. Especially when that new girl is from the Moon. But Lyla's problems lead her into unexpected adventures . . .

A Moon Girl Stole My Friend Reader Reviews

In addition to our LoveReading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

In 2099 Bianca and Lyla are best friends who love playing ‘get the bogwitch’. Until one day a moon girl arrives at their school and everything changes. Will they ever be friends again? In the future, will the world look like Rebecca Patterson describes? Full review

Lucas Blake (Age 8)

A Moon Girl Stole My Friend is a quick and enjoyable book to read. Full review

Rebecca Patterson (Age Year 7)

The title and front cover had us curious from the moment we came across this book. It is such a wonderful book Amatullah whizzed through it in no time. Full review

Amatullah Khatun (Age 8)

Amazing book full of science fiction and imagination. Full review

Prisha Yadav (Age 9)

A fast paced, excitingly futuristic adventure, with tough lessons of friendship and relationships and remembering that we can all learn from our mistakes. Full review


I loved the futuristic feel of this story! 5 stars! Full review

Amy Britain (Age 9)

A breath-taking read! An amazing adventure, which is funny and futuristic! Best for girls but boys might also enjoy it! Full review

Sophia Hunt (Age 10)

I loved this book as it was something different to what I would normally read. Ideal for boys and girls around my age (7) and older, especially those with a love of space. I give it 4 stars. Full review

Angelito Francisco (Age 7)

An amazing story about friendship. Once I picked it up I found it nearly impossible to put it back down! I loved it! Full review

Jen Wood (Age 10)

A Moon Girl Stole My Friend Press Reviews

...a sweet illustrated story of friendship and fallouts with a futuristic twist. -- Fiona Noble - The Bookseller

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783447985
Publication date: 7th March 2019
Author: Rebecca Patterson
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 176 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2

About Rebecca Patterson

Rebecca Patterson grew up in Bolton, and studied fashion due to a love of fashion illustration. After graduating, she worked at an assortment of jobs, including being an classroom assistant in a primary school. Once her own children had started school, Rebecca began an MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art and had her first picture books commissioned at the end of the course. Rebecca's work is inspired by her own childhood and her children's lives. She is the 2012 winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. She lives in Cambridge.

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