Friday, May 14, 2010

Book Review: Keeping the Moon

Keeping the Moonis another great novel by Sarah Dessen. This one hit on some very personal notes. Colie grew up being overweight. She then lost the weight, but got a new reputation... as a slut. How one becomes a slut while still being a virgin is beyond me. Anyway, I felt her pain, the pain of being teased for your weight. Of walking into a room and knowing people were talking about you. Of being pointed at by a group of people who are all watching you and snickering. It's very painful... even when it's in the past. Because the memories are still there.

I think it's important for teen girls to read this novel. The skinny, popular girls often don't realize just how bad teasing hurts... especially when it's about appearance. I think they know it hurts, but I don't think they realize it still hurts fifteen years later. Colie learns to love herself as she is. That (plus the weight loss) is something I'm working on. But this novel gave me a lot of inspiration.

Thanks, Sarah!

If you haven't checked out Sarah Dessen's work, definitely do so. Check out her site at And according to her blog, her next book, CUT AND RUN, comes out in about a year.

Fifteen-year-old Colie is spending the summer with her eccentric Aunt Mira while her mother travels. Formerly chubby and still insecure, Colie has built a shell around herself. But her summer with her aunt, her aunt's tenant Norman, and her friends at the Last Chance Diner teaches her some important lessons about friendship and learning to love yourself.


Kris n' Kels said...

I have heard so many good things about this author... why must my funds be so low!?! You have helped to make the decision for me... the next book purchased shall be by Sarah Dessen. (But of course, there are still about three books sitting on my shelf that need to be read and reviewed, go figure.) Thanks for the recommendation! I appreciate it :)

<3 Kelsey Leigh

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