Monday, November 19, 2012

Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen


Pages: 228 
Format: ebook 
Buy the Book: Amazon 


Goodreads:  Colie expects the worst when she's sent to spend the summer with her eccentric aunt Mira while her mother, queen of the television infomercial, tours Europe. Always an outcast -- first for being fat and then for being "easy" -- Colie has no friends at home and doesn't expect to find any in Colby, North Carolina. But then she lands a job at the Last Chance Cafe and meets fellow waitresses Morgan and Isabel, best friends with a loving yet volatile relationship. Wacky yet wise, Morgan and Isabel help Colie see herself in a new way and realize the potential that has been there all along.


Kritters Thoughts:  This was surprisingly my first Sarah Dessen read, I have quite a few books of hers on my bookshelf, but had yet to read one, so in the middle of a cold snap, I decided it was the perfect book to curl up with and read in one sitting!  I was right!

Colie is the daughter of a famous mom - known for her work out tips and paraphernalia.  As her mom is taking a trip abroad during the summer, Colie goes to live with her crazy aunt!  While staying in the small North Carolina she is taken under the wing of two women who help her grown into a young lady.  I loved these two ladies, they were funny and entertaining.  I felt like with them Colie was able to make a transition during the summer away from the pressures of her mom and her life.

It was a perfect clean YA read that I could recommend to young and old young adult readers.  I am definitely going to curl up soon with another Sarah Dessen book.      

Rating: perfect YA read

Ebook 2012 Challenge: 72 out of 25

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