Thursday, February 16, 2012

Book Review: Keeping The Moon by Sarah Dessen

Title: Keeping The Moon
Author: Sarah Dessen
Pages: 228

"One summer can change everything."
"Colie expects the worst when she's sent to spend the summer with her eccentric aunt Mira while her mother tours Europe. Always an outcast- first for being fat and then, after she lost the weight, 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 Bar and Grill and meets fellow waitresses Morgan and Isabel, best friends who take Colie under their collective wing and help her realize the potential that has been there all along."

My Rating: 9/10

Most of you people out there are going to think that I have lived under a rock, but I have never read a book by Sarah Dessen before. I have heard her name and wasn't sure if I would like her books from things I'd heard about them, but this book was a big suprise. It was a good chicklit, I seem to be into that right now, and I love the characters. I also enjoyed the setting. Being a small town girl myself, I could understand some of the things in Colby. I loved that all the characters where unique. I hate clone characters!
I loved hearing about the Last Chance Bar and Grill. It felt like the story took place there mostly, and I was happy for that!
I didn't like that Colie called herself fat and even the back description says she was. I guess I'm just one of those people who thinks that overweight is a proper term.
PS. Photo will be added later, because the "Add Photo" button is not Dial Up friendly


  1. This is a good book, but not one of Ms. Dessen's best work. The formula of touching your heart by simplicity of the story is still there. The story is so simple, but you'll love how it is organized. The characters are alive. Ms. Dessen did not fail to develop them. I even love aunt Mira's house. I would love to live in that house if that house even exist (but seriously I don't know if the house really exist). The book has hanging questions, but I guess this will make you realize that everything is not perfect. Quotes are inspiring so it is worth reading and memorizing some lines.

  2. I agree about Aunt Mira's house. It would be extremely amusing to live in that house. Hopefully it is real! The book does leave some questions in mind, but I enjoy thinking that Sarah Dessen let's you use your imagination to fill in the blanks.