The moon and more was the third book I had read from Sarah Dessen and was thoroughly happy on how this book turned out. The first two books were well written and the plots were interesting so I was praying that the third book was going to come with the same outcome, and it was a perfect success. The story was connectable in many ways which had me more inclined to finish the book because It was that good. I really enjoyed the idea that this author was just given the idea, instead of coming up with it, and could openly fess to it. Emaline, the main character, is a girl that has grown up in a beach town with her perfect boyfriend and the perfect summers. One summer enters in two people in her life, her father and Theo, who both think that she can go places greater than her hometown. While her father urges her to attend an Ivy League college, Theo tries to get her to step out of her comfort zone and try to expand her horizons beyond school. I really liked this quick and easy book and recommend it to anyone looking for a lovely YA Novel. 4/5 Stars. @PocketFullOfBooks22 of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Emaline is facing a few tough decisions as her last year before college slowly unfolds. She loves her quiet town, but is receiving a lot of pressure from her parents to get into an Ivy League program. Although Luke has been a constant unchanging variable in her high school life, her feelings for him are changing as she meets Theo, an aspiring filmmaker. Everything around Emaline is changing, and so are her thoughts on the world. It’s her life, and she has to decide how to live it. This novel a heartfelt story about self-discovery that stars a relatable female heroine. I liked the character development for Emaline and how she progressed and matured throughout the novel. The plot was a little bland but her birth father really spiced it up. As for the romance, I didn’t really enjoy reading about Theo or Luke and I think it wasn’t as swoon worthy as her other books. But overall, it was a nice and light read. Rating:3.5/5
@Iron_Rose of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

This story was pretty connectable, in many different ways. I really like the idea that this author was just given the idea, instead of coming up with it, and could openly admit it. Emaline, the main character, is a girl that has grown up in a beach town with her perfect boyfriend and the perfect summers. Now, one summer, enters in her father and Theo, who both think that she can go places greater than her hometown. While her father urges her to attend an Ivy League college, Theo tries to get her to step out of her normal and small zone. This also isn't a classical love story, which brought me closer to reality, but kind of sad that things didn't really work like I thought they would. Overall, it was great to read! 5/5 Stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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