Friday, May 11, 2012
Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
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 novel is about self discovery for a teenage girl that has not ever fit in at any of the schools she has been to. After being sent to stay the summer with her aunt Mira, Colie makes friends with the waitresses at the cafe she starts working at. Being in a new place, away from the kids that teased her and made her life harder, she is able to learn who she is.
This is the 2nd book I have read by Dessen, and I absolutely love her writing. It is different than what I usually read as far as YA (paranormal/supernatural/etc), but at time I do like to read a novel wtih a lesson behind it, that someone can relate to. Dessen is AWESOME when it comes to this! :D