Friday, October 11, 2013

Book Review: The Moon and More

It's been a while since I've reviewed a book on here. Why? Simply because I have not been reading as much as I should. Over the summer, I essentially read nothing. I think I crave the routine that comes along with a new school year. Since then, I've been reading nearly every night again, and I am on track to finish my 36 book goal for the year of 2013. 

Today, I'm going to tell you about The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen.

I'm a big fan of Sarah Dessen. I have been for years. Her books aren't normally the type I read, but I ALWAYS dive right into her novels and don't come back up for air until I finish them. 

As always, Goodreads provides a wonderful synopsis: 

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.

Just like each of Dessen's novels, this one did not disappoint. I instantly knew who I wanted Emaline to be with, and my view actually changed as the story progressed. The Moon and More is a fun read, and I will be recommending it to everyone who asks me what book they should read next. 
  • Do you enjoy Sarah Dessen books?
  • Which of hers is your favorite?
  • Who is your favorite author?


  1. I love Sarah Dessen books! I read The Moon and More over the summer and loved it. I think my Sarah Dessen book is Lock and Key.


  2. Do you read her blog? It is lovely, and makes me love her even more.

  3. I like Sarah Dessen books! It's been a while since I read one, sadly. I may have to get a copy of this one!

  4. I love Sarah Dessen books - I'll have to check this one out!

  5. New follower... stumbled on your blog online and enjoyed reading your posts! And I am also a military wife from KC!