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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.

    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.

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  • Posted December 29, 2012

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    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. 

    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.

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  • 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?

    These memorable characters—their choices, their honesty, their legacy—will stay with you long after you read the final words.

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