The Moon and More

    • 4.1 • 218 Ratings
    • $6.99
    • $6.99

Publisher Description

In her eleventh novel, Sarah Dessen returns to the beach town of Colby, setting of some of her best-loved books. Emaline is a Colby native, and so summer at the beach for her means hard work and a new population of beach goers. During this, her last summer before college, Emaline meets Theo while working for her family’s rental business. He’s a city boy who’s come to Colby as the assistant to a high-strung documentary filmmaker who’s in town to profile a reclusive local artist. Emaline knows he’s not her type, but she can’t help feeling drawn to him. And as their relationship develops, Emaline finds herself questioning her own goals, values, and choices in this classic Dessen romance.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2013
June 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
448
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Young Readers Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
2.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Darshcase ,

So far rating|| Final Rating

I'm almost done with the novel. It's not my favourite Sarah Dessen novel by far. But it is a good read. I feel that if we get to reach in more depth of the protagonists thoughts theres so much that can be drawn. I also feel the plot at times was very straight and not spontaneous, and others where it was a bit difficult to keep track because the novel was a little all over the place. It covers a lot. But in the end or wasn't bad. It just wasn't what I had expected from a Sarah Dessen novel. Spontaneous ending but not the good or bad kind.

So now the novel is completed. And let me tell you. THAT WAS DIFFICULT. I adore Dessen with all my heart, and yet... This book has a LOT of loose threads, and in the end? Wasn't satisfying. The protagonist, Emaline, complains entirely too often. The relations and dynamic between Luke, then Theo are confusing and you do t really know where she ends up. In the Big Apple? In the fabulously, fictional town of Colby, North Carolina (which if you think of the way the image is spun, I'm assuming it's The Outer Banks, just so you can get a feel for her environment)?

I did like, however, how true to Dessen's style, she included some of her characters from the novel "Along For The Ride" in order to give the reader some familiarity, and it also lets you see that Yes. Everyone really does know everybody.

I'm the end I gave this book 4 stars. Why? It was written well, even with the confusing/frazzling bits. And I could feel myself slipping into the mind of Emaline, which is always the most important bit about a good book. To get lost in it.

Like No One Else ,

Perfect.

I loved this. I felt like I was there the whole time and the main character felt like an old friend.

Kaityyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy ,

I've Always Loved Sarah Dessen

this is definitely one of her best books. totally a great summer read

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