Saturday, August 11, 2012

Moonglass by Jessi Kirby

Moonglass by Jessi Kirby
Released: May 3, 2011
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Page Amount: 232, US Hardback
POV: 1st Person (Anna)
Buy it here: Barnes & NobleAmazon

=89/100 B

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. -Goodreads

This book intrigued me from the summary. I love plots that involve family secrets and mysteries. This book had a lot to do with Anna wondering why her mother died. As morbid as it sounds, that really drew me in. I connected with the story because I could feel Anna's mother's emotional struggles through flashbacks. The plot was interesting, but I felt as if some things were prolonged a little more than needed. I felt like some things needed to be connected more, because at some points the story seemed disjointed.

The characters added such emotion to this book. Anna was an interesting protagonist. She was the typical new girl in a new town. I really liked her journey to find out more about her mom. Her emotional struggle was evident and I loved how at times she felt hopeless and other times she was strong. She was realistic. So was the heartthrob of the book, Tyler. Tyler was the off-limits lifeguard that immediately fell for Anna. I loved the way he loosened Anna up and made her feel comfortable. He really added to this book because he helped Anna overcome her fears. The characters all fit together in their broken ways, and I really enjoyed that. There more little stories within Anna's.

The ending was pretty good. I liked the events leading up to the very end a little more though. I enjoyed the ending nontheless, it was a little bit simple, but it was still touching and emotional. I'm glad it all worked out. I can picture Anna having a wonderful time in Crystal Cove, which is amazing!

My Favorite Part: Anna's finding out why her mother died.

Do I recommend this book? Yes, it's a pretty touching read.

Thanks for reading! Sorry I haven't posted much... I just got back from a vacation and have to catch up on all the homework I have avoided to do.

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Review by Macy ♥

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