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The Moon and More - Sarah Dessen
The Moon and More
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Luke is the perfect boyfriend: handsome, kind, fun. He and Emaline have been together all through high school in Colby, the beach town where they both grew up. But now, in the summer before college, Emaline wonders if perfect is good enough. Enter Theo, a super-ambitious outsider, a New Yorker... show more
Luke is the perfect boyfriend: handsome, kind, fun. He and Emaline have been together all through high school in Colby, the beach town where they both grew up. But now, in the summer before college, Emaline wonders if perfect is good enough. Enter Theo, a super-ambitious outsider, a New Yorker assisting on a documentary film about a reclusive local artist. Theo's sophisticated, exciting, and, best of all, he thinks Emaline is much too smart for Colby. Emaline's mostly-absentee father, too, thinks Emaline should have a bigger life, and he's convinced that an Ivy League education is the only route to realizing her potential. Emaline is attracted to the bright future that Theo and her father promise. But she also clings to the deep roots of her loving mother, stepfather, and sisters. Can she ignore the pull of the happily familiar world of Colby? Emaline wants the moon and more, but how can she balance where she comes from with where she's going? Sarah Dessen's devoted fans will welcome this story of romance, yearning, and, finally, empowerment. It could only happen in the summer.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780670785605 (0670785601)
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Pages no: 435
Edition language: English
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DoctorDonna
DoctorDonna rated it
4.0 The Moon and More
A very slow paced read but I still really liked it. Dessen just knows how to suck me into story even though I'm not typically into ya contemporary. I have thoroughly enjoyed everything I have read by her and this one is no different.
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it
3.0 Book 53/100: The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
I read That Summer many, many years ago, was disappointed in Sarah Dessen's writing overall, and never bothered to return to her -- until mandated by my book club.I was hoping that in the 11 or so years since I'd last read her she'd become a better writer. And while I think this was probably better ...
My Own Little Corner
My Own Little Corner rated it
4.0 Review: The Moon and More
For me there was an unfortunate coincidence with some of the character's names, Luke, Clyde and Benji. When I was little I would go everyday with a friend during lunch recess to walk her dog Luke. Ten years ago my sister had a Norwegian elk hound named Clyde. Even as I neared the end of the book eve...
Twirling Book Princess
Twirling Book Princess rated it
2.0
My first Sarah Dessen book, and while I liked it mostly, there were enough parts that I didn't like.Bad parts: 1. She breaks up with her boyfriend and immediately gets kissed/gets in a relationship with a new guy. Hold on what? Did you even love your boyfriend? Since I don't know, but if my boyfrien...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
5.0 The Moon and More
This is now my favorite of Dessen's books. There are familiar elements: conflict with parents, conflict with sisters, high-achieving academic girl discovering how well she can do other things through a job, the importance of friends. But there's some new stuff here, too. A central issue is education...
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