Book Review: The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

July 13, 2013 at 11:00 am Leave a comment

MoonAndMore“If June was the beginning of a hopeful summer, and July the juicy middle, August was suddenly feeling like the bitter end. But it wasn’t the end I’d expected…”

Emaline’s summer was set. Work for her family’s rental property business in the beach town of Colby, save some cash for college in the fall, and enjoy the summer with her long-time boyfriend Luke. But everything changes when some unexpected visitors come to town. First, Emaline’s estranged father, and then a documentary crew that includes Theo, a passionate college film student that wants to help Emaline make this her Best Summer Ever. What’s a girl to do when caught between everything familiar in her life, and all the possibilities of the future?

My review:
This summer slice-of-life story perfectly captured the unique months between the end of high school and starting college, when you’re in between your old life and what’s coming next. Sometimes, that summer can change everything. I’ve never read Sarah Dessen before, but I know there are a lot of rabid fans out there! I liked how she made Emaline’s life seem very real. It was messy, complicated and frustrating but also surprising and full of unexpected, unforgettable moments. Check out The Moon and More for a reminder to keep yourself open to all of life’s possibilities.

Reviewed by:
Katie Clark, Teen Librarian

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Entry filed under: book reviews, new books.

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