The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
Published: Viking Juvenile, 2013
Source: Purchased myself
Rating: 3 stars
Meh. That was my overall feeling while reading The Moon and More. No push to keep going but didn't want to put it down either. To me this book was average, nothing to dazzle me. Which was such a disappointment because I love Sarah Dessen novels.
The book takes place in Colby, the fictional North Carolina town Dessen fans know well. Emaline has just graduated high school and is enjoying the summer before starting college in the fall. Her and her boyfriend break up in I believe one of the first few chapters. Emaline's father who hasn't been around her whole life is suddenly in Colby for the summer. So maybe "enjoying the summer" isn't the right phrase. But she gets through it and as with all Dessen books there's a mini lesson or realization in the last few pages.
Question: do you love every book written by one of your favorite authors?
I feel kind of bad not being a fan of this book. But I couldn't connect to it like I can with her other novels.