For me, this wasn t as good as other Sarah Dessen books And before I even begin reading it, I ve had high expectations on this one, because I ve read that this is Sarah s favorite among the books she d written But it doesn t quite keep me interested in it like her other novels did.
I don t really like Colie the main character narrator that much She s just usually quiet and doesn t stand up for herself, not until the very end And I kept waiting for something big to happen, like a twist or just some event to get me on the edge while reading But it doesn t come I didn t really realize I was close to the end, because I kept waiting and waiting, so I was stunned that I was almost finished reading when i m on the last few pages.
But it still has some morals in it I learned that nobody really failed on anything Because failing means you ve tried, and that s already an accomplishment on its own It means you ve started, you ve taken one step already And it teaches us to believe that everything will turn out right eventually, because when somebody s Keeping the Moon, sooner or later it will surely appear again in the sky, bright and full of hope.
There Is An Alternate Cover Edition For This ISBN HereColie Expects The Worst When She S Sent To Spend The Summer With Her Eccentric Aunt Mira While Her Mother, Queen Of The Television Infomercial, Tours Europe Always An Outcast First For Being Fat And Then For Being Easy Colie Has No Friends At Home And Doesn T Expect To Find Any In Colby, North Carolina But Then She Lands A Job At The Last Chance Cafe And Meets Fellow Waitresses Morgan And Isabel, Best Friends With A Loving Yet Volatile Relationship Wacky Yet Wise, Morgan And Isabel Help Colie See Herself In A New Way And Realize The Potential That Has Been There All Along 3.
5 stars Just read if you want to read all the Dessen books Otherwise, skip it The book abruptly ends and there s no real closure to Colie s slightly frayed relationship with her mother One good thing I will say is that I enjoyed Isabel and Morgan s relationship friendship Colie is sent to stay with her Aunt Mia for the summer Her famous mother is traveling and Colie is shuffled off for the summer You may initially get the impression that Colie s mother doesn t care, but she does We just don t get a lot of time getting to know them much cause Dessen drops tidbits here and there and jumps around We find out that Colie is having a hard time at school and that rumors about her have caused her to hide herself Meeting Morgan, Isabel, and Norman slowly has her coming out of her shell I do say though I m not a huge fan of suddenly a girl being gorgeous by getting her hair done, eyebrows plucked, and makeup being applied I think ultimately Dessen wants young girls to read this and realize they are beautiful no matter what She kind of negates all that with the reveal about Isabel though making it seem that when you get older,you automatically are going to be a beauty.
The character of Mia is pretty much ignored, no real depth there I m surprised Colie at least doesn t bring up how hard her and her mother s life was while I was sitting on money Most of this book felt like things were left unsaid The book is fairly short Probably why I felt like a lot of things were left undone I would have liked some scenes with Colie back home, dating, standing tall against her tormenters.
I have great news guys I am finally done my Sarah Dessen marathon I know I haven t read Someone Like You, but I wasn t planning on reading that book I am so happy to move onto other books, I loved doing this marathon but I went through many ups and downs Sometimes, I wasn t a huge fan of her books but most of the time, I loved her books HAPPY DANCEYou should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect itColie is a fifteen year old girl who has been bullied her whole life Her mother is Kiki Sparks, famous for most of her wight loss advertisements Colie feels so alone and doesn t have any friends That is until she moves in with her aunt named Mira, for the rest of the summer Since Colie s mom is touring Europe, she has no choice but to live with her aunt But while she lived with her aunt, she learned so much about friendship and respectIt s so, so stupid what we do to ourselves because we re afraid It s so stupidThe characters were the best in this book, I loved all of them Morgan was so sweet, but at the same time, I wish she listened to Isabel Isabel was an awesome friend but sometimes, she hurts people s feelings without thinking Norman was the best and at times, I felt super bad for him I loved Mira and Cat Norman was the best too And Colie was a good character because of how much I could relate to her I knew how she felt and I love it when I understand how a character feels and why they feel that wayTheir words, like the music, had the potential to be endlessI wish there wasto the book, it could ve been longer There is so much that could ve been added to this story I loved the relationships and bonds with the characters Isabel and Morgan were awesome and I loved their friendship The way they bonded was just so sweet and realistic at the same time Norman was an awesome character and I feel like he was really patient I didn t like it when Colie ignored him but it was fine in the end I loved Mira s bond with Colie, it was sweet and nice to read aboutSelf respect, Colie If you don t have it, the world will walk all over youOverall, I did enjoy this book, I just wish it was longer I felt like a lot of things were rushed near the end of the book If you haven t read anything by Sarah Dessen, I highly recommend you read Just Listen, The Lullaby, The Truth About Forever, Along for the Ride, Lock and Key or What Happened to Goodbye If you have read a Sarah Dessen book, I recommend you read this book.
Colie feels like she has been abandoned, and to anyone else, it might actually look that way to, being dropped off to spend the summer with an Aunt she hardly knows As Colie tries to adjust to her very different Aunt Mira and her strange artistic tenant, Norman, she lands a waitressing job at the local diner and meets Morgan and Isabel, two girls who have gone through high school and survived Over the course of the summer Colie finds out this might have been just what she needed.
I really liked Norman he was my favorite character, his personality just made me smile Through out the book there were several parts where I was on the verge of tears or about to bust out laughing, it kept me hooked and wanting to not stop until I got to the end There was a little bit of language, which I didn t particularly care for Sarah did an excellent job of showing a broken, sad girl who thought she was stuck and how with the help of a couple eccentric new friends, she finds the strength that was hiding all along inside her, to change Taken from my book reviews blog
5 Words Friendship, confidence, unique, girl power, change.
This was my first ever Sarah Dessen and I definitely enjoyed it It was a relatively quick read that I didn t have to focus 100% on which is a good thing as I was puppy sitting.
Last Chance was quite empowering It made me feel good But it also made me angry I hate bullies I can t stand them.
I liked that all of the characters had changed by the end and that you learned so much about them They were quirky, multi dimensional and believable.
I wish I had read this ten years ago, that s when it would have done the most for me The message of friendship and being yourself and staying strong is one I wish I d had back then.
You believed you were beautiful and so did the rest of the world I appreciate Ms.
Sarah Dessen s ability to come up with meaningful stories out of a linear plot which seems true in all her books I ve read I don t believe her books have this gripping power on me as a reader and yet I still keep reading them perhaps because they re very easy to read Keeping the Moon is simply about Colie, a very shy, unconfident girl despite her mom being a celebrity who spends her summer with her not so ordinary aunt and unexpectedly gains not only true friends but self worth as well I like that the few characters and the small town setting gave the storyfocus and plausibility It s Summery and heartwarming just like most Sarah Dessen s books.
this goes for a good message of, like, self esteem and all, but MAN does it get into a good deal of fat shaming and slut shaming and girl hate and just really horrendous unjustified nonsensical bullying along the way.
also, every single background character in this book is a goddamn villain out to get at least one of the main characters and that s just unreal.
i do like the theme of the only thing it takes to be a beautiful girl is decide you re one because, um, extremely true as hell and i think dessen was going for something good here did she get there questionable.
bottom line mehhhhhh but the sarah dessen reread extravaganza will continue