Review: The Moon and More

Jun •  1 •  2013

Diving into another summer read, I found myself taken away by this story.

1. Realism. This best thing this author does is great such realistic stories with great family dimensions.  The stories are always more than what they seem with the characters learning so much more about themselves and others around them.

2. I don’t need to be fixed. I love this storyline. Not everyone wants to be fixed. They are happy right where they are. They don’t need more cause what they have is enough. They are content with that and I love that Emaline is a content teenager. She has seen the mistakes her mother made and saw them for what they were.

3. Love. The love interest in quite difficult in this book. First you have Luke is great. And then he makes some mistakes that make me question everything. And Theo. A great fast-paced guy who is always on the go looking for the next big thing. Personally, I think Emaline, needs to find some other guy. That’s all I’m saying.

4. Parents. I really love that this book show some great family dimensions. Growing up with stepbrothers/sisters and half-brothers, I totally understood the family. They aren’t perfect but I adored the way Emaline’s family was always there for her.

5. Realization. The best part of the book is the realization of life and situations. You see, you can have the moon and more without having it all. Emaline saw that. She was happy and knew exactly what she wanted.  Watching her grow up, learning hard lessons made Emaline stronger and more aware of who she is.

The Moon and More is a story of life and love.  A coming of age tale, that touches elements that any reader can get into, The Moon and More is great.

I give it 4 BITES!


Happy Reading!




  1. Oh, you know that I’m EXTREMELY jealous you have read this one!

  2. Jen @ YA Romantics
    Jun 2, 2013

    #3: Yes!
    But I really enjoyed this one too. Thanks so much for stopping by my review! Jen @ YA Romantics

  3. oh this sounds like a sweet read. I am going to have to read a book by this author soon. It might be this book!

  4. Wendy Darling
    Jun 5, 2013

    I love that you point out that not everyone wants to be fixed. I think that’s so true, and too often books give us shiny fixes that aren’t very realistic. Dessen definitely never does that, and I appreciate her so much for it.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden