Friday, July 15, 2011

Moonglass by Jessi Kirby

Summary Provided by Goodreads:
From Jessi Kirby, a debut novel about confronting the past in order to move ahead.

* 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:
Oh, Moonglass, how I wanted to enjoy you, and love you, and praise you like everyone else, but I just wasn’t feeling it. Most of the time, I was bored because the plot was predictable and the characters were flat. My favorite thing about this entire book was the cover. The cover is absolutely beautiful with its colors and its shimmering. This cover is the reason I wanted to read this book in the first place.

The book begins with Anna and her father moving to Crystal Cove, the same place where Anna’s parents met, and the same place her mother died. There, Anna learns things about her parents that she never knew before, and she also learned the real nature of her mother’s death.

I did enjoying learning a little bit about the town’s history alongside Anna and I thought the descriptions of the beach were fantastic. I really thought that I was there and I wish that I was. How amazing would it be to live in one of the tiny cabins described, right on the beach, facing the beautiful water? For me, that would be heaven.

I think the reason I didn’t like Moonglass was it just wasn’t the story for me. I would still recommend it, and already have given a copy to my friend who is enjoying a lot! 

1 comment:

  1. Aw, I've heard a lot of great things about this book and was really eager to read it. I'm sorry that you didn't like it as much. :( But it's good that you'll still recommend it, like you said, maybe it just wasn't the kind of book for you. :)


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