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.
Emaline has grown up happily in the quiet beach town of Colby, N.C. (a setting that will be familiar to Dessen s many fans), where she lives with her mother, stepfather, and stepsisters. She s been dating a handsome local boy, Luke, for four years; they both work for her grandmother s property rental company and plan to attend East U in the fall. Then Emaline s quasi-estranged birth father and her 10-year-old half-brother, Benji, show up, as does another out-of-towner an ambitious and romantic filmmaker s intern named Theo upending Emaline s life and aspirations. Family, self-discovery, and change have always been key themes in Dessen s (What Happened to Goodbye) work, and they take center stage. Even though Emaline has two boys falling in and out of love with her, what s most at stake for her is figuring out what she wants for her future and deciding who to prioritize within her highly populated and very busy life. Dessen is as skilled as ever at turning out steady, satisfying stories about teens that are easy to fall for. Ages 12 up.