Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen is a cute contemporary with good lessons.
Summery from Goodreads:
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 thought Colie's family was really weird. Her mom was a famous weight loss advertiser after she had lost a lot of weight; her aunt was a crazy saver. Colie's Aunt Mira also houses a boy named Norman, and a cat named Cat Norman. Her family was "eccentric", to say the least.
There wasn't a lot of romance in this book. Morgan and Isabel have their fair share, but Collie barely has any. Norman was the main romantic interest, and he was just weird. I am starting to learn that Sarah Dessen's earlier books have less romance in them.
Morgan and Isabel were always there for Colie. They met her at the diner that they worked at, and become friends. Despite being older than Colie, they still hang out. I thought they taught some important lessons.
I thought Sarah Dessen did a really good job with this book. It was funny, weird, and romantic all at once.
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