The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

The Moon and More

by Sarah Dessen

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen is the perfect romantic YA novel.

A gorgeous Summer read. Open the pages and fall in love . . .

Emaline is spending her last summer before college in her home beach town of Colby. Everything is familiar - from working for her bossy sister Margo at the family rental company to Emaline's gorgeous (and regularly shirtless) childhood sweetheart, Luke.

But when an out-of-town brash New York filmmaker, and her young assistant Theo, come to stay at one of the beach houses, everything Emaline thought she knew about herself changes.

But can her heart let go of a life she's loved for so long?

Praise for Sarah Dessen:

'Perfect' - Sunday Telegraph

'Unputdownable' - MIZZ

'A compelling story and beautifully written' - Time Out

'A poignant coming-of-age story' - The Big Issue

Sarah Dessen is the author of seven stunning YA novels: Just Listen, The Truth About Forever, Lock and Key, That Summer, Along for the Ride and The Moon and More. She is a New York Times bestseller and is sold in over 27 different countries around the world. She lives in the countryside in North Carolina, USA, with her daughter, husband, some lizards and two very spoilt dogs - read her once and fall in love.

Reviewed by Chelsea on

4 of 5 stars

First of all you should know that I love Sarah Dessen. She’s great at creating characters that you can relate to and I was really excited when she announced she was coming out with this book. While this book was not my favorite of hers it was still a good read. The plot was generally the same as her other books which is about a summer on the beach.

I liked the majority of the characters except I couldn’t stand Theo. Why? Because he annoys me like crazy. He’s one of those crazy, hyper, excitable city guys who doesn’t understand anything about living in the small town he came to visit. I liked all the other characters except him. Emaline was great. You could tell she grew throughout the book as did Morris. Emaline’s sisters were funny and reminded me of my own sisters sometimes which made it easy to relate to. I loved loved loved Benji, Emaline’s little brother. He was cute, funny and whatever he was feeling you were feeling too.

The plot was pretty basic. Emaline is heading off to college in the fall and wants a fun summer romance like all the tourists that show up in her little town. It doesn’t turn out to be the summer she expects but she gets through it anyways. The book was a little slow at times but I really enjoyed the ending. It wasn’t expected and tied up all the loose ends.

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