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Posted December 11, 2013
Like Moonlight at Low Tide: Sometimes the Current is the Only Th
Like Moonlight at Low Tide: Sometimes the Current is the Only Thing That Saves You by Nicole Quigley is the story of Missy Keiser, a junior in high school. When Missy was in middle school her life was miserable. She was made fun of for her appearance and her families lack of money. Then, her mother uprooted the family from their Anna Maria Island home in Florida to follow her boyfriend to Pennsylania. When things went wrong up north the family moves back to Florida. Missy is not excited to face to the people who had made her life so awful in years past, but she has to go to school. Can Missy handle what is sure to be a rough ride at her new high school? Will her old flame, Sam King, notice her? Will she make new friends? Will she keep her old friends? You know I’m not going to ruin it for you.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This debut novel from author Nicole Quigley is a wonderful read. The themes go far beyond other books which are set in high school. While Missy must battle her old foe Tanya, she must also learn to battle herself. She must learn how to look at herself through someone else’s eyes and learn that she is worthy of love and friendship. This story was realistic and not cheesy. The plot development kept me reading and wondering what was going to happen. I think any girl who had a rough middle school (thats like 99% of us, amiright?) can appreciate this book. Pick it up today!
This book was provided to my by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own, I really loved this book and even recommended it to a friend at dinner the other night. If I thought it was horrible, I would have told you.
Posted January 25, 2013
This was a thought provoking, intriguing book. Missy was the cl
This was a thought provoking, intriguing book. Missy was the class joke before she'd left for Pennsylvania and now that she's back, she wants to change that image. Her crush had always been Sam, and that was a significant portion of why she was a social outcast. Now after three years, she has changed and the boys are noticing. Her neighbor is intriguing as well, but he isn't the boy of her dreams, right?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I honestly wasn't sure how this book would sit with me when I started it but I really did enjoy it. Missy was an intriguing character that was completely complex. Josh is a great friend to her, Sam is a good guy but possibly not the best boyfriend idea, and her brother is lost. The emotional ride in this book was intense. I really liked how the author brought God into the story and it wasn't 'in your face'
I rate this a 4/5. It was a unique storyline.
Thank you to Zondervan for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.
Posted December 29, 2012
When Melissa moves back to her hometown on Anna Maria Island, Fl
When Melissa moves back to her hometown on Anna Maria Island, Florida, her only hope is that the bullies who teased her for being ugly will have forgotten her. And while a few people remember, most don’t care. Melissa isn’t the same little girl and people notice, including the most popular guy in the school, the guy she used to have a huge crush on. Just when Melissa thinks she’s getting everything she always wanted, things start to go way wrong.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Here’s a book that sucked me in. I liked Melissa right away. She was authentic and engaging. The story begins with the foreshadowing of a suicide, then moves along at a quick pace, leaving the reader wondering which boy died. The characters were amazing. The story deals with topics such as a dysfunctional mother, alcohol, drug abuse, bullying, and suicide. This is a story filled with heartache, passion, and hope. I’m looking forward to more books by this author.
Posted November 25, 2012
In ¿Like Moonlight at Low Tide¿, debut author Nicole Quigley cap
In “Like Moonlight at Low Tide”, debut author Nicole Quigley captures the dysfunctional life of junior Melissa Keiser, a.k.a. “Messy”, with gut-wrenching honesty. When her family returns to the picture-postcard perfect Anna Maria Island, Florida, the torment launched by fellow classmates in junior high threatens to swallow her whole. But the tide turns and the building of unlikely friendships creates a doable, almost enviable existence amongst her high school peers. Life at home isn’t so blessed, and Missy grows weary of all too often being the responsible adult in the household. Loyalties are tested and grief threatens to overwhelm. Will she emerge better, stronger, more capable or be sucked under by the cruel realties that life hands her?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
These memorable characters—their choices, their honesty, their legacy—will stay with you long after you read the final words.
Posted October 14, 2012
This young adult fiction shows the heartache of trying to fit in, and trying to feel normal. It demonstrates the lengths teens often will go to in order to feel love and acceptance and the devastation of when they face rejection. It vividly portrays the cruelty often exhibited to those “invisible” teenagers who are not in the popular group. The book was well-written, the scenery helped you feel the island and the characters were realistic. Well done as a debut novel.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 12, 2013
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Posted January 26, 2014
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