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
The Moon and More… by Sarah Dessen… I won’t lie and say I loved this book, because I really didn’t, I don’t know if it’s because I was expecting it to be honey-dripping romantic, which I really wanted, or something else but I really didn’t like it.
I liked the characters, but… oh boy, I honestly don’t know, I wanted to like it but I just couldn’t, a couple of times I was so close to giving up and not finishing the book, but I did, and maybe it was just me but the way the story was developed wasn’t of my liking, the book seemed a little dull and monotone, I wasn’t at the edge of my seat at any point, I didn’t feel butterflies or excitement, I’m not going to say I hated it (although I’ve said it before) because the characters were nice and I definitely liked certain scenes but, would I read it again? No, I’m obviously not going to ban Sarah Dessen from my life and not give any of her other books a chance, I’m going to read more of her and see how that goes.
To wrap everything up, I didn’t love it, not my favorite, but some characters were nice, maybe this is someone else’s favorite book and that’s completely fine and if it’s yours or if you liked this book, please let me know why, I’d like another perspective on this book.
3/5 flowers ✿