GL girls spill: 10 amazing life lessons we learned from "The Moon and More"
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Sarah Dessen novels: They’re sweet, hilarious, real. Maybe a little sad but always in a good way. They make us think about our own lives as we learn from the characters. They make us fall in love with the setting and the story.
When we heard Dessen’s newest book was coming out just in time for summer reading, we got our hands on advanced reading copies of The Moon and More, then sent ‘em out to real GL girls to read and review.
What’d they think? The Moon and More is an incredible story filled with amazing lessons about love, life and growing up. But don’t just take our word for it. Read on!
Reach for The Moon…
“The Moon and More is about a girl named Emaline who has a very eventful summer before she goes to college,” says Shannon D., 17 from Baltimore, MD. She struggles with all the change coming in her life and gets caught between two choices: holding on to her happy life in a small beach town with her mom or moving on to bigger, more exciting things.
Over the course of the summer, she meets a boy from New York City and reconnects with her distant father and half brother. “Both the new boy, Theo, and her father complicate her life and present new perspectives on college and her future,” says Shannon. Emaline feels her world beginning to change, but with the help of her family and best friends, she searches for a perfect balance.
Swoon for The Moon…
Twenty GL girls got the chance to read an advanced copy of The Moon and More…and 20 GL girls loved it. “I would 100% recommend it to my friends,” says Mackenzie G., 15 from Muskegon, MI. “I’m pretty sure we all deal with family, boyfriends or swiftly ending summers. It had parts that made me laugh out loud and other parts that made me almost want to cry. Plus, who doesn’t love a romance-filled, summer comedy with a twist?” Good point, Mack.