April 19, 2012

Latest Read: Moonglass

Here are the basics ...
BookMoonglass
Author: Jessi Kirby
Site: http://www.jessikirby.com/
Category: Young Adult - Contemporary








My thoughts ...
Short summary:  Anna's father accepts a job transfer the summer before her junior year and is forced to move to the beach where here parents first met and fell in love.  But it's a place filled memories and secrets that Anna isn't ready to face.  

The good:
I liked pretty much every character in the book.  There was something interesting and flawed about each of them, whether they played a major role or a minor one.  Most of all, they just felt 
real. It was very easy to get absorbed in Anna's story of trying to understand and cope with her past but also the every day things in her life like.. running track or crushing on a guy.  Namely, Tyler.  I thought he was adorable (at least I imagined him to be!) and I really liked their interactions together a lot.  But it wasn't just about the romance.  There's also her relationship with her father, making friends, talking to people who knew her mother.  It was all very well-written.  

The bad:  
When I reached the end of the book, I was definitely left wanting more.  I wanted to learn more about her parents and how they met, more Tyler, more interaction between Anna and her dad.  It kinda felt like as soon as Anna found the answers she was looking for, the book came to a somewhat abrupt stop. 


Do I recommend?:
  If you want a book that is both light and thoughtful, I would give this one a try.  It has a lot to say about forgiveness and opening yourself up people.  I enjoyed it! 


Happy reading! 

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