Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen




Colie's mom is the famous fitness guru Kiki Sparks, known worldwide, giving women the hope to lose weight. She has a nice body and seems to have a good life living with her mom.

This is not what it is really like, however. Colie is very unconfident and insecure. The people at her school make fun of her and call her nicknames like "Hole in One." And the fact that Colie has lost forty five and a half pounds in a few years adds the the fact. Her mom calls those years the Fat Years, and the Fat Years are really what makes her famous. It just makes Colie more insecure and unsure about herself.

Her mother has a tour in Europe during the summer and doesn't want Colie staying in their house by herself, so she ships her off to her Aunt Mira's. Mira very different, and most people in her town don't like her, and they often make fun of her, especially about her weight.

Colie, at first, doesn't want to go with Mira over the summer. But then, she meets Morgan and Isabel... and Norman. The summer makes her a different person. One she's happy with.

Sarah Dessen managed to wow me again. This is the third book of hers I've read, and I just can't get over the fact of how good she can get into a teenage girl's mind. The books are all very realistic, and I felt myself instantly drawn to Colie. I'm not the most confident and insecure person on the block, and this book, even if it was fictional, taught me ways that I can try and be more confident and not to care what other people thought of me. Sarah Dessen wrote another book that I can add to my favorites list.

je t'aime.
hope.

2 comments:

Chelsea said...

This is a great book. I just love Sarah Dessen.

Trish Doller said...

I didn't NOT like Keeping the Moon, but it wasn't my favorite. It was an enjoyable read, but it didn't have the same resonance with me as Just Listen or This Lullaby.