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7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.
Diving into another summer read, I found myself taken away by th
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 mor...
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.
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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Flat out dissapointed. I was so excited to get this book after r
First of all, throughout the whole book, I had no idea how Emaline or any of...
First of all, throughout the whole book, I had no idea how Emaline or any of the other characters looked like. And that plays a big role in trying to imagine the scenerio which the book describes.
Second of all, I found that this book talked alot about change, but in my opinion te only thing that changed was the fact that Luke and Emaline had broken up and Morris became less lazy.
Thirdly, the reason why Emaline and Theo fought was completely pointless in my opinion. Emaline took it in such a literal way, like if she wasnt enough for her, but obviosly he just wanted the best for her. because he loved her.
And lastly, I could not find myself to relate or sympathy the character of Emaline. She took the littlest thing that someone told her into this huge problem and processed it in a whole different way that made no sense. So all in all, Emaline did alot of things through the book but she didnt change. She still had a bad relationship with her father, she obviously still has feelings for LUke and she was still going to the same university that she talked about in the beginning of the book. I love Sarah Dessen, but this was just a huge let down.
posted by Gabyyy on July 26, 2013Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 22, 2013
I have read everyone of sarah dessens books, multiple times. And i loved every single one of them. Thats why i have to give this book one star- because i know she is capable of so much more. I hated theo's character, and felt like there was absolutely no connection between him and emaline. In fact i didnt feel a very close connection with emaline and anyone. all in all if this book was written by someone else it would have been a ok book but given my love for sarah dessen books its sad that this book didnt deliver the amazingness i waited so long for.
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Posted November 30, 2013
I think that the first 108 pages (at least) of this book could h
I think that the first 108 pages (at least) of this book could have been entirely removed and the book probablyWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
still would have been essentially the same. Truth be told, large portions could have been taken from an
otherwise boring book and I would have felt less like I wasted my time reading it.
I can’t say that the book was all bad, as Sarah Dessen has a knack for developing the characters in her novels
and this book was no exception. By the end of the book, I had definitive feelings about the various characters.
ALAS, HOLY CRAP WAS I BORED.
The main issue I have is that there seems to be no structure. Sure, there’s a progression of time throughout
the summer as the story develops, but the climax is essentially non-existent (the father-daughter confrontation?
The kid taking off? Oh, please.) It feels like there’s a shallow build-up that leads to nowhere. I kept waiting for something
riveting and intense to happen, or for at least some emotional moment where I could connect with the characters and cry with them.
This never happened.
It got to a point where the character could lead you to believe something devastating would happen and I would
read more quickly, waiting for something to tell me that the book was going somewhere….
-Luke goes to the store to get ice and leaves her behind. :SIGH: no tragic accidental death.
-The group is hanging out, driving down the road in the middle of the night. The author continuously hints that it
could be dangerous out there – BUT these observations lead nowhere and she is fine and well the next day.
I understand that not all books have some kind of dramatic interaction and that perhaps I’m a touch psychotic to
pray for death and destruction in a light romance? Drama? I don’t know. This doesn’t even feel like a romance novel,
as somewhere along the way you realize that you are reading nothing but rated-G mush, enveloped by cocktail foods
like those nasty green olives that I wouldn’t be caught dead eating.
AGH. I’m just getting more angry because this book wasn’t one of those ‘no harm done’ 200-page novels.
This thing was over 400 pages long and I wasted SO MUCH TIME reading it.
Posted October 30, 2013
To: "Bleep slave #3"
Seriously shut up. This is a book review page. I cannot say how much people just hate it! Be more thoughtful what you say on this. It means things to people and people like you are destroying stuff for them! You seriously need to be quiet. It bugs me and other people to do stuff for people who don't care. It's dissapointing. Definetly not worth it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 27, 2013
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Posted June 10, 2013
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