A fabulous read that is centered around fifteen year old Mercy Wong, as she begins to live portions of her dream life, the life she has been hoping and praying for. Unfortunately, while fulfilling her dreams of an education at St. Clare's School for Girls, Mercy will also face a world of nightmares. A story that is both hopeless and hopeful all at once, Outrun the Moon is a phenomenal tale of what one strong young woman is willing to endure and sacrifice for the sake of a family she loves. Mercy may be very different from the other girls at St. Clare's but she has guts and a kind soul and is willing to accept the differences of others. When a deadly, devastating earthquake rocks San Francisco in 1906, Mercy takes the lead and sets an amazing example for the rest of the school girls of St. Clare's. Mercy is a fierce and independent protagonist and a wonderful YA role model. I would love to read further adventures of this plucky, courageous heroine. Outrun the Moon was extremely well written and edited. Stacey Lee's storytelling ability is top notch.
**I won an ARC through a Goodreads giveaway and I sincerely thank Penguin for another great book.