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A Moon Girl Stole My Friend Reader Reviews

A Moon Girl Stole My Friend

Lucas Blake

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?

Imagine the year 2099. There are robo-cats, flying sweets and walking stickers. Bianca and Lyla are best friends. Until one day that is. Petra, a girl from the Moon Colony joins their school and Bianca invites Petra and not Lyla to her birthday party. The moon girl has stolen Lyla’s best friend! Will they ever be friends again? This book is great. Maybe aimed at girls as it’s all about girls, girls, girls. It will be funny to read this in the future to see how it matches up. I hope the dome with low gravity for PE lessons becomes a reality as that sounds super fun!

Rebecca Patterson

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

A Moon Girl Stole My Friend is a quick and enjoyable book to read about two girls (Lyla and Bianca) who have been friends from a young age. They talk about the latest toys, inventions and especially Bianca’s birthday party. They have always been very close friends until Petra comes along, a girl from the moon colony, she becomes friends with Bianca leaving Lyla with no one. Lyla does not get an invite to Bianca’s party and that is when Lyla knows she has no friends, on top of that Petra forms a group of singers including Bianca and they are not being particularly nice to Lyla. Although she is talked about behind her back, Lyla comes around and helps save their lives. In this situation Petra does not care about anyone but herself and the girls realize how selfish she is. This is a great book which I would definitely recommend. It made me think about what would happen in the future and how people would look back on times like today.

Jasmine Y7 Thorp Academy

Amatullah Khatun

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.

It's 2099 and air transport is the norm. 10 year old Lyla is looking forward to her best friend Bianca's birthday party but then she's not invited. It seems the arrival of the new Moon girl, Petra has caused a rift between the girls unbeknown to Lyla.

Despite the futuristic setting of this story children will be able to relate to it easily. This story deals with friendship problems in a sensitive and funny way. Plus the friendship between different generations was heartwarming.

Amatullah loved this and enjoyed reading the bits about the new technology and desserts! Beautifully illustrated by the author A Moon Girl Stole My Friend is a brilliant read.


Prisha Yadav

Amazing book full of science fiction and imagination.

This is a brilliant book because it has lovely and creative imagination. I liked how the author wrote about the next generation what could happen; When robocats , cyborg , modern technology meet together. It is the first ever book that I’ve read which has included so much fiction based on future technology. My favourite character was Lyla as she coped up even if there were hard times when her BFF left her for a moon girl. I would like to thank author for writing this wonderful book and would recommend this book to all age groups.


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

I really enjoyed this futuristic story and read it very quickly! I loved reading about what the future might be like in 2099 and hope we really do have blackcurrant jelly gum bats! It was fast paced and you really felt like you were in Lyla's mind; feeling her happiness and sadness as the story progressed. It teaches a valuable lesson that although life can sometimes change, including friendships, it's not always permanent and you can always find a silver lining to a bad situation - with time, things usually turn out ok.


Amy Britain

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

This book is a great read, particularly for girls in KS2. Lots of drama and friendship issues! There were lots of exciting parts and I enjoyed using my imagination about life in the future! My favourite character was Lyla and I could really imagine being friends with her!

Sophia Hunt

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

This is a breath-taking read; it's an amazing adventure of friendship and time travel into the future. It made me laugh to compare our modern day life to their futuristic life. I couldn't put this book down until I found out what happened at the end with Lyla and Bianca! I could really imagine how the girls felt! I would rate this book 5 stars and think that all 10 year old girls would love it!

Angelito Francisco

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.

This book was set in the future and was about a girl who lost her best friend to a new girl at school. The story is a great story of friendship and feelings.

I really enjoyed reading the book because it had a good ending which showed you the meaning of true friendship.

It is a great story of friendship and how even if you lose your friend it can turn out ok. I feel the book would be good for anyone who has had problems with friends.

The book I would say would be enjoyed by both boys and girls about my age (7) or older. It made want to keep reading it to see what happened next.

I loved the authors ideas of the future things and how the book looked back in the past which is our present day. I liked that it included things about space too.

Jen Wood

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

This is a great book! The story line is amazing and I love the characters! The fact that it is set in the future is very interesting, and I have not read many books like it. It is a beautiful tale of friendship and betrayal, with my favorite ending- a happy one! The bully really got what she deserves!

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783447985
Publication date: 7th March 2019
Author: Rebecca Patterson
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 176 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Other Categories: Books of the Month, Reviewed by Children