Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen

Goodreads: Colie 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.

This was a quick read. The plot was predictable and anticlimactic.

This book focuses more on friendship than romance. Morgan and Isabel teach Colie how to have confidence by giving her a makeover, and at the end she has a date. Morgan’s story was a million times more interesting than Colie’s. I would have liked to know more about Norman and his relationship with his dad.

Sarah Dessen definitely follows the same formula with her books, and this fell pretty flat. I’m stepping away from YA contemporary romances for a while… And I’m stepping away from Sarah Dessen, for good.

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3 thoughts on “Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen

  1. Ara | The Bookish Agenda says:

    Sarah Dessen is actually my favorite contemporary author! But I must admit this is one of her books that I really didn’t like. My favorite of hers is Just Listen. Have you read it yet? 🙂

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    • Journal of a Bibliophile says:

      I have read Just Listen! That’s actually the only book by her I’ve enjoyed. As I’m getting older, my tastes are changing. I wish I had read her books when I was younger, I probably could have appreciated them more.

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