This year, as my birthday present to myself, I bought The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen. It just came out yesterday, and it was too good not to finish, which is why I'm up so late. So here's my review:
The Moon and More
This book was like seeing an old friend again. It's full of great references from Sarah Dessen's other books. Benji's comment about how he is 'along for the ride', is definitely my favorite. One of the best things about this book, is that it's different from the her other stories, and from most books themselves. Emaline isn't 'any other girl' from a normal family. And, her life isn't the life of 'any other girl'. A mix of family, friends and romance in the familiar town of Colby, and what could possibly make for a better book?
The Moon and More is about possibilities. Some, we grab onto, but others we let go. That's what this cast of characters does throughout the book, and that's the beauty of this story. Emaline, and the people around her, want the moon and more. But when Emaline finds that she may not be able to get the moon and more, she learns to love her landing among the stars.
My favorite line from the book is the very last. You'll have to read it to see, but you'll know what I mean. The last sentence finishes that amazing last paragraph- pure Sarah Dessen. :)
It's pretty rare when you find a book that matches your life in a lot of ways. In each of Sarah Dessen's books, you pick up pieces of yourself, so that once you've read them, you're a little closer to having your whole self.
The Moon and More gets 5 of 5 moons, and more.