Thursday, April 19, 2012
Keeping The Moon by Sarah Dessen...
Published: May 11th 2004 by Speak
Rating: 4 stars
Age Recommendation: -
Colie expects the worst when she's sent to spend the summer with her eccentric aunt Mira while her mother, queen of the television infomercial, tours Europe. Always an outcast -- first for being fat and then 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 Cafe and meets fellow waitresses Morgan and Isabel, best friends with a loving yet volatile relationship. Wacky yet wise, Morgan and Isabel help Colie see herself in a new way and realize the potential that has been there all along.
I was really excited to read this book because I have been loving Sarah Dessen's writting lately and I had heard really great things about this book, and I loved it.
The plot. I really liked the plot of the book, even though it ran a lot slower than the books that I normally read and there were no real plot twists or anything like that but I still really enjoyed it. I thought it was great how there were flash-backs into Colie's past so we get to see a bit more of why she is so insecure and I also thought that Sarah Dessen tackled the issue of bullying really well in this book.
The characters. I loved all the characters in this book. I think that Sarah Dessen really has a talent for writting characters because in all of her books that i've read so far her charcters have always been so realistic and realateable. I loved Colie's character, I liked how I got to see her grow throughout the book and become more confident within herself. I also really liked Morgan and Isabel's characters, I thought that they were great and it shows how two completely oppisite people can be the best of friends, though admittedly at the start of the book I really didn't like Isabel he character did grow on me throughout the book. Mira was a character that I loved, I thought it was great how she was so strong and confident within herself and she was a really great role model for Colie. And now onto Norman, I completely loved his character! He was a little bit quirky but ultimately he was a great guy and that is what really made me love his character.
Overall I thought that this was a really amazing book and it will definetly be a book that is going on my reading list again for next summer.