Thursday, July 22, 2010
Keeping the Moon is a thoughtful and honest book. Colie's insecurity about her appearance and how she is perceived is a bit refreshing in a heroine, and her uncertainty at how to act and reminders of the pain she has endured will resonate with many teen readers. She's cautious when it comes to getting close to Mira, Morgan, Isabel, and Mira's tenant Norman, but each person has something to teach her. From Mira, she discovers that it is possible to live the judgment of others and not let it affect you, and despite Isabel's tendency to be rude and Morgan's obliviousness to her bad boyfriend, they are compassionate and giving and give Colie the chance to find the confidence and strength she needs. Dessen has created a sweetly romantic book in Keeping the Moon, and the eclectic characters and humor make these old and important lessons on love and friendship and self-confidence seem fresh.
Cover Comments: Though this cover certainly isn't the most stylish one, I like it a lot and I think it really fits the book well. It is giving off a lot of great summer vibes, which I just love!
Review copy purchased.