Saturday, March 16, 2013

Moonglass by Jessi Kirby

MoonglassI read once that water is a symbol for emotions. And for a while now, I’ve thought maybe my mother drowned in both.
     Anna’s life is upended when her father accepts a job transfer the summer before her junior year. It’s bad enough that she has to leave her friends behind, but her dad is moving them to the beach where her parents first met and fell in love—a place awash in memories that Anna would just as soon leave under the surface.
     While life on the beach is pretty great, with ocean views and one adorable lifeguard in particular, there are also family secrets that were buried years ago. And the ebb and flow of the ocean’s tide means that nothing—not the sea glass that collects along the shore, and not the truths behind Anna’s mother’s death—stays buried forever.

This book is so cute! It’s the perfect summer read. Moonglass is perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Sarah Ockler. Kirby is a fantastic writer. The setting of this book was great. It was almost like a whole separate character. The beach and everything else- was pure magic.

Anna is an awesome main character. What she had to go through was really sad- but I think she dealt with it well. Having to move to an old beach house where your parents used to live can be hard. It was full of old memories for her and her father, which provided some added tension to their relationship. However, the father daughter dynamic was one of the best subplots of this book. It made it so the story wasn’t just about romance.

Jessi Kirby is amazing. I loved this novel, as well as Jessi’s sophomore novel- In Honor. I absolutely recommend Moonglass. It’sa superb summer read.

FTC- Bought.

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