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THE MOON AND MORE
by Sarah Dessen
Expected Publication: June 4, 2013
Young Adult -- Contemporary
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?
WHY I'M WAITING: I adore Sarah Dessen's writing and have been a fan of hers since I was in high school. She is just one of those writers that I will read regardless of the genre or the summary. And, for this one, I"m intrigued by the description of Theo and am wondering how Dessen does with the love triangle trend.