Sarah Dessen's books have been my go-to beach read for the last several summers (see my earlier reviews of Along for the Ride and What Happened to Goodbye), so I was very excited to read her newest novel when it was released this June.
Emaline plans to spend the summer working for her family's realty company and hanging out with her perfect boyfriend, Luke, before they both head off to college in the fall.
These summer plans become more complicated, however, when her absent father and younger half-brother come to town. To complicate matters further, Emaline is asked to assist a documentary filmmaker who is renting one of her family's properties for the summer.
As always, Dessen beautifully describes that precarious moment between adolescence and adulthood, as her heroine struggles to find her place in the world. The Moon and More is set in the same fictional North Carolina town as several of her earlier novels, and her fans will be excited to see a few familiar faces pop up here and there.
Dessen fans will flock to this title, so while you're waiting -- check out the novels of Stephanie Perkins (such as Anna and the French Kiss), Katie McGarry (including Pushing the Limits), and Deb Caletti.