Friday, 27 December 2013

The moon and more by Sarah Dessen~review

Goodreads 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

My review:
Meet Emmaline,the perfect girlfriend and daughter. She lives in a little beach resort and practically knows everyone who inhabits it.

This summer is her last summer at home before college so she plans to make it a big fun summer with her best friends daisy and Morris and her perfect boyfriend luke.

Suddenly, Luke cheats on Emmaline and she gets with a guy called Theo, could this summer be fun? 

She has daddy issues,her dad hasn't been a dad to her and up until recently,she had only met him the once. So when her dad moves to Colby for the summer with her little brother Benji,will she be along for the ride? This summer could give her the moon and more.

This book was ok, it was a typical Sarah Dessen novel, a girl trying to find out who she is. I really liked Morris, he was hilarious.

I think I loved this book because it was set in Colby and featured Clyde. The constant references to places like clementines, abes bike shop and tallyhos made me giddy and in a few chapters we would hear from characters in along for the ride. As along for the ride is one of my favourite books I loved the fact this book was set in Colby and featured Clyde.

I wouldn't hesitate to re read this book

stars: 4/5

thank you for reading,
much love,
Jessie x

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