by J.L. Douglas


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Moira Connell just wants to drink tea, draw pictures, and hang out with Andrea, her girlfriend. But that's before her mother accuses her of wanting to spend her time making out with girls, rather than planning which universities to court in senior year.

A job as an art counselor at Lunaside, the summer camp down the road from Moira's house, is supposed to help Moira prove she isn't procrastinating, and that she isn't 'girl crazy' either. Then the eccentric owner of Lunaside ropes her into starring in the camp's new web series before she can say 'on-screen panic attack.' But it's exactly the kind of huge responsibility Moira's mother thinks Moira is allergic to, so she jumps in anyway.

Of course, the fact that Andrea is directing the web series, combined with Moira's sudden, mutual attraction to new counselor Millie, might not help her case. And the way her best friend keeps trying to set her up with Millie certainly isn't helping, well, anything.

And amidst all of this, she's still got an art camp to run. On her own. But how hard could that be?

One summer can change everything. Moira's hoping hers doesn't end in a worst-case-scenario disaster.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610408691
Publisher: Torquere Press
Publication date: 01/07/2015
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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Lunaside 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book after having received a review copy from the publisher. From the beginning I really liked the style of writing in this book. It is really fast paced and casually written. In the beginning I could really relate to Moira, she is a nervous but very happy. Okay, this book isn’t a literary masterpiece but it is a very airy and well written book. If you are looking for a quick happy and cute read this is definitely a book I would recommend. From the beginning I had the feeling that Moira, the main character was asexual, especially since she is very nervous about intimacy with Andrea and it doesn’t seem like she is sexually attracted to her at all. She loves her very much, that much is clear, but there seems to be no sexual tension at all. The author is asexual after all, it would have been good representation and it would’ve fitted well in the story line. Later I found out that Moira was originally written as an asexual and that the author changed it because test readers said it needed a little sexual tension. I think she should’ve never changed this. It’s her book, she can do whatever she wants. But of course I understand. I enjoyed the main setting with the camp, I think this is very creative since, usually, these kind of books are set in a high school or something. It makes for a very interesting dynamic between the main character and the minor characters, being other councilors and camp kids. I think the relationship between Andrea is very cute, but something like this was bound to happen for Moira to realize how much she actually loves her and think the relationship is stronger for it. Moira made the right decision, okay she shouldn’t have kissed Millie in the first place, but it was necessary. I believe that maybe it could’ve been worked out a little better. In the end I really enjoyed the book and would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a cute, fluffy, happy read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
** spoiler alert ** I started this book with a book club. The goal was to read around nineteen pages a day, but I read the whole thing in a day. Every chapter had me wanting Moira to end up with a different girl--it was one of the best love triangles I've ever read. In the end, I approved of the fact that she picked Andrea over Millie. Andrea would help Moira grow in the long run, while Millie would just be comforting. I loved being able to see the growth of all the characters-from Moira's campers to her mom, from Millie to Andrea. And Moira. Sweet little Moira. I loved her. She was so awkward, I related a lot to her. I also liked the explanation of asexuality in the book as being compared to a tiny kitten. It's a perfect way to describe being asexual but also on the romantic spectrum. I rated it a 4/5 only because it was a little below my reading level and things were often spelled out directly instead of letting the reader make their own opinions and inferences about motives. Very good read and I would highly recommend it to any young LGBT+ teen looking for characters like them.