Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Review: The Moon and More by: Sarah Dessen

Title: The Moon and More
Author: Sarah Dessen
Publisher: Speak
Format: Paperback ( 435 p.) Personal Purchase


Luke is the perfect boyfriend: handsome, kind, fun. He and Emaline have been together all through high school in Colby, the beach town where they both grew up. But now, in the summer before college, Emaline wonders if perfect is good enough.

Enter Theo, a super-ambitious outsider, a New Yorker assisting on a documentary film about a reclusive local artist. Theo's sophisticated, exciting, and, best of all, he thinks Emaline is much too smart for Colby.

Emaline's mostly-absentee father, too, thinks Emaline should have a bigger life, and he's convinced that an Ivy League education is the only route to realizing her potential. Emaline is attracted to the bright future that Theo and her father promise. But she also clings to the deep roots of her loving mother, stepfather, and sisters. Can she ignore the pull of the happily familiar world of Colby?

Emaline wants the moon and more, but how can she balance where she comes from with where she's going?

Sarah Dessen's devoted fans will welcome this story of romance, yearning, and, finally, empowerment. It could only happen in the summer.

My Thoughts: 

Emaline is heading to college and spending her last summer at home making some money for school what she doesn't count on is relationship issues with her boyfriend, a new love interest, a crazy film maker and life getting in her way.  

We see so much happen with Emaline as she manuvers life and relationships and gets ready for college.  Situations arise that really push Emaline to see what she can do and how far she can be pushed.  I loved this book we get to go back to Colby and see what's going on and meet Emmaline's family and friends.  It was a great adventure and my favorite part has to be Benji Emmaline's half brother he's cute and spunky and great!

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