Tuesday, May 3

Moonglass by Jessi Kirby

Moonglass by Jessi Kirby
Release Date: May 3, 2011
Publisher: Simon And Schuster Children's Publishing
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 240

Summary: I 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 and her life 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 along the shore years ago. And the ebb and flow of the ocean's tide means that nothing- not the sea glass that she collects on the sand and not the truths behind Anna's mother's death- stays buried forever.

My Thoughts: We are introduced to Anna who moves to a new beach town with her father who manages the beach. He was transferred there a few months ago and Anna has finally joined him. She was staying with her grandmother for the summer. She's back on the beach where her mother grew up. Her mother died when she was very young. Drowned. Anna doesn't want to be here. She wants to be back home with her friends, her school, and her life.

Anna starts at her new school and she meets a new friend and joins the track team with her. She meets a boy on the beach; Tyler. Her dad tells her to stay away from all the lifeguards, they all are nothing but TROUBLE! Of course Anna doesn't listen and wants to know more about the mysterious boy.

I'm not going to go on and on about this one. Its simply too beautiful to give away too many spoilers. Moonglass was everything I was looking for. It was truly magnificent. It was a beach read, makes me want to go lay out on the beach right now in the sun.  

Moonglass was a wonderful and captivating love story. 

Overall: AMAZING Debut! Hope Kirby writes more!

Cover: Adore it! Love the purple, love the clouds, love the people!

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Aleetha said...

I wish you could tell me more about Anna and how about with Tyler. I think it's not a spoiler :)

I wish I could read this book also

~Enamored Soul~ said...

"I read once that water is a symbol for emotions. And for a while now, I've thought maybe my mother drowned in both." <~~ That right there, was enough to reel me in. But your review sealed the deal for me. Thank you for your awesome review...

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mfay2 said...

I got this book this week! I'm super excited it to read it. And with the Sarah Dessen burb on the front? Oh yeah.

Ashley said...

Awesome awesome review. I, too, loved this book!

I actually have a giveaway on my blog to win this, for those of you that are interested! http://booksobsession.blogspot.com/2011/05/marvelous-may-masterminds-moonglass.html


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