Clara’s aunt has a secret, one that could change Clara’s life forever. One person from each generation of Clara’s family is able to shapeshift, and Clara has been chosen. Sadly, her ancestor was cursed by a gypsy that prevented her from changing into animals at will. Now the only time the chosen can shapeshift is during the full moon, the time the magic is strongest. The shapeshifters are forced to live secluded lives so they will not be questioned about their strange behavior during the full moon. Clara’s great-aunt is the one to teach her the art of shapeshifting, but soon Clara discovers more than even her aunt dreamed of learning.
Under the Light of a Full Moon is a captivating book that explores the wondrous unknown. It will draw you into Clara’s life through its descriptive language such as, “As the warmth made Clara drowsy, and the teacher's voice droned on monotonously, her thoughts drifted away into wishing she was outside enjoying the sunshine, instead of stuck in this tedious lesson.”
This book is a great book for ages 12+ because of the complex plot and vocabulary. In this stunning novel by D. A. McGrath, a young girl learns that sometimes life is not what it seems.