Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Book Addict Reviews: Moonglass by Jessi Kirby
Genre: Young Adult, Realistic Fiction, Social Situations
Order Online: Amazon.com
Author Info: Goodreads | Website
Rating: 4 stars
Received this ARC in a giveaway from one of my favorite blogs: Jen Ryland/YA Romantics
In A Nutshell:
Anna Ryan has to move. Her father has just taken a promotion that requires he move to another beach. But Anna is not sure that she wants to leave. She lost her mother here and she is afraid that with leaving she will lose her again or maybe lose more of herself. For Anna's father though, this move means coming back to the place where he met her mother and to the memories of her that are the happiest. And he wants to share all of that with Anna--if she will let him.
I was so excited when I opened the package with this book because on the cover of the book is a review by Sarah Dessen. As many of you know--I love her books. So the review made me confident I would love this book too. And I did. I do think that fans of Sarah Dessen will really like Jessi Kirby because their styles and the topics that they approach have a lot of similarities.
Anna is a fairly private person who has had to hide a lot of secrets within herself. This personality does not generally make for a great narrator. At the beginning of the story, I was a little frustrated because Anna was not sharing very much of her story. However, as the story progressed I found myself really drawn to Anna. I wanted to find out her story--and I wanted to be there as Anna figured out her story. I wanted to see Anna find some peace.
At the end though, I was a little disappointed that while the primary story was tied up, some of the side stories did not get tied up. What happened with the track team? How did Ashley and Anna work everything out? I wanted to know more--and see if Anna found closure.
After reading Jessi Kirby's first book--I cannot wait to read her next:
But this book also made me realize how long it has been since I read a Sarah Dessen book--I need to read another one soon!