Sunday, December 16, 2012

Day 4 of 12 Days of YA Contemporary- The Moon and More

Ah, Sarah Dessen you are a treasure to read. And hey, what is it with the Sarah's in the contemporary world? Zarr, Dessen, Ockler. Such a gifted name in YA!

I am a huge fan of everything Sarah Dessen. And I absolutely love this cover. Such pretty covers, a balancing act from a pretty girl who could be anyone. You?? Yes. And well done.  Notice how big her name is compared to the title. That says YOU'RE FABULOUS, Ms. Dessen!!


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.


  1. I'm not a big fan of love triangles, but...Sarah Dessen! It'll be a must-read for me. :)

  2. Sarah Dessen can write just about anything!