Friday, June 28, 2013

Review: The Moon and More

Emaline's lived in Colby her entire life. She loves it and yet, she's excited to leave at the end of the summer and head for college. She's spending the summer working for the family real estate agency/rental properties. 

In 24 hours, her entire life changes. She and her boyfriend of three years break up. Her father (who had a relationship with her mother at a very young age) is spending the summer near Colby with her half brother. 

Now she has a potential new boyfriend and a relationship with her father to fix. Will this summer be one to remember or one to forget?

My Thoughts: I'm a huge Sarah Dessen fan and I really liked this book, but I didn't love it. I had a problem with the romance. I can't say much without ruining the book, but I wasn't a big fan of Theo. While I didn't like the romance, I loved the rest of the book. 

I like that the book took place after high school and right before college - with all the unknown and worries about what's coming next. 

There were so many layers of relationships that were amazing. I loved Emaline's relationship with her mother and her Dad. I like how she struggled with her relationship with her father and loved Benji. Benji was sweet, funny, and great for comic relief. I loved Morris and his relationships with both Emaline and Daisy. I loved "Talk soon." I loved seeing old characters and familiar places. I really liked Clyde and his art. I found Ivy entertaining. I loved the ending scene - it was almost perfect.

Cover Thoughts: I like it, but it doesn't really match the book and there's no sand.
Source: My Library

1 comment:

Alex said...

I just got this book from a second hand bin in a book store. After I got it, people who read it said the same kinds of things you did about The Moon and More. I'm not really looking for to reading it now, but I will probably one day soon. Thanks for your honest review.