So The Moon and More is actually the first Sarah Dessen book I’ve ever read (don’t hit me!) and given all the hype I’d seen about this book and all of her previous books on other book blogs and Goodreads, I was convinced that I was in for a really great romantic read; however, I was sorely disappointed.
I was under the impression that The Moon and More was a romance but to be honest, I didn’t think that there was that much romance in it at all. This book is about Emaline and the things that happen in the summer before she heads off to college.She lives in Colby, a beach town that is flooded with tourists each summer. It’s a quiet town where everyone knows everyone, literally. Emaline has been dating Luke for 3 years already but with college looming she’s not sure how things are going to play out. Then there’s Theo. A NY documentary maker’s assistant who’s in town to badger a local artist and seems to keep bumping into Emaline. Her father (not her dad, her father, there’s a difference – as you will find out) is coming into town unexpectedly with her little brother but she hasn’t spoken to him since he emailed her telling her he would no longer be able to finance her tuition to Colombia even though he was the one pushing her to apply. Ouch. Although Colby’s a small town, Emaline’s in to have an interesting summer whilst she tries to figure out who she is before she heads off to uni and leaves her family behind.VIEW STORY »