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Blog Tour: Sarah Dessen’s THE MOON AND MORE
Luke is the perfect boyfriend: handsome, kind, fun. He and Emaline have been together all through high school in Colby, the beach town where they both grew up. But now, in the summer before college, Emaline wonders if perfect is good enough.
Enter Theo, a super-ambitious outsider, a New Yorker assisting on a documentary film about a reclusive local artist. Theo’s sophisticated, exciting, and, best of all, he thinks Emaline is much too smart for Colby.
Emaline’s mostly-absentee father, too, thinks Emaline should have a bigger life, and he’s convinced that an Ivy League education is the only route to realizing her potential. Emaline is attracted to the bright future that Theo and her father promise. But she also clings to the deep roots of her loving mother, stepfather, and sisters. Can she ignore the pull of the happily familiar world of Colby?
Emaline wants the moon and more, but how can she balance where she comes from with where she’s going?
Sarah Dessen’s devoted fans will welcome this story of romance, yearning, and, finally, empowerment. It could only happen in the summer.
There’s no author who says “love” more than Sarah Dessen. And we don’t mean just romantic love (though she’s plenty good at that!). Sarah writes amazing, deep friendships, complex and true familial relationships, and, of course, swoony and wonderful first loves, so who better than Sarah to have a Valentine’s Day blog tour for her upcoming book, THE MOON AND MORE? Check with each blog every day for one of the 10 things you might like to know about THE MOON AND MORE that Sarah wrote herself.
Here’s the second of Sarah’s “10 Things You Might Like To Know About THE MOON AND MORE:”
The story was inspired, in some ways, by a pool guy. A couple of summers ago, I was at Emerald Isle, my own favorite beach town, reading on the deck of our rental house. A guy who looked to be about eighteen, skinny and shirtless, showed up to clean the pool and started talking to me. About growing up there, how the economy had hit the businesses, what he wanted to do with his life. He was chatty and funny and when he left, I thought, I think he just gave me a book. Or the beginning of one, anyway.
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Want to know more about THE MOON AND MORE? Check with these blogs on Sarah’s tour!