The Compulsive Reader: 10 Things You Might Like to Know About The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen!

Monday, February 18, 2013

10 Things You Might Like to Know About The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen!

There’s no author who says “love” more than Sarah Dessen. And we don’t mean just romantic love (though she’s plenty good at that!). Sarah writes amazing, deep friendships, complex and true familial relationships, and, of course, swoony and wonderful first loves, so who better than Sarah to have a Valentine’s Day blog tour for her upcoming book, The Moon and More? Check with each blog every day for one of the 10 things you might like to know about The Moon and More that Sarah wrote herself. 

Here’s the sixth of Sarah’s "10 Things You Might Like To Know About The Moon and More":
"It’s not a typical love story. Which is not to say there isn’t a love story (or even a couple of them) within it. But I’ve done a lot of the troubled-girl-meets-awesome-boy-and-lives-happily-ever-after over eleven books. I wanted to try a different take on WHAT that ever after (or after ever) really means."
About The Moon and More:
"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."
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Want to know more about The Moon and More? Check with these blogs on Sarah’s tour!
Monday, 2/11: Forever Young Adult
Tuesday, 2/12: The Story Siren 
Wednesday, 2/13: Mundie Moms 
Thursday, 2/14: Chick Loves Lit
Friday, 2/15: Good Choice Reading

Monday, 2/18: The Compulsive Reader
Tuesday, 2/19: The Perpetual Page Turner
Wednesday, 2/20: The Young Folks
Thursday, 2/21: Good Books & Good Wine
Friday, 2/22: I am a Reader, Not a Writer
Keep an eye out for my review soon!


Dorothy said...

Thank you for the post that you shared. It was very interesting.

LinWash said...

Squee! A new Sarah Dessen book! Always an event! Looking forward to it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this post!! I can't wait to get this book, I hope I like it a lot too because I haven't liked the last two books as much as I hoped I would