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The Moon and More, Sarah Dessen

the moon and moreIn The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen a young girl, Emaline, lives in a beach town where most of their lives revolve around summer. In Colby they get most of their business in the summer when people come to the beach and stay in the houses that Emaline’s family is in charge of. It is Emaline’s summer before her first year of college, and her eyes are about to be opened to things she never thought she would want to do or see. Like not go to the same college as everyone else, find a summer romance in someone who is like no one she has ever seen, and develop a relationship with estranged family members.
Once again Sarah Dessen has written something that is relatable, amazing, and something that people should read. I went out and bought this on the day it came out, went home and read it. (yes I know this post is soooo late) I think this is relatable to any young girl, especially those from small towns. Finding someone who is new and exciting, and learning what it’s like to have an unconventional family. This is something a lot of people know the feeling of. I of course recommend this book and I plan on reading whatever comes out next by Sarah Dessen. Until next time,
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Sarah Dessen came to Pittsburgh!!!

As I said in my video blog. Sarah Dessen came to Pittsburgh!! As we all know she is my favorite author of all time and I was so excited to see her! Unfortunately I was not able to stay and get an autograph or a picture with her, but I did muster up the courage to ask her a question.
During her time on stage she dropped hints, or really flat out told us that she is having another book come out in the summer of this year and of course we were all excited to here the news! She told us what inspired her to write another book and that’s where I got the question of asking her what inspired her to write her first novel, That Summer.
Her answer basically was that she liked the idea of a young woman who was different than everyone else, her being very tall, but comfortable with it. Because Sarah Dessen herself wasn’t comfortable in high school like many others, and some of her inspiration came from one of the players on the UNC Women’s Basketball team.
What I also love about her is that she writes what she wants to write. She told us that she doesn’t read other Young Adult authors because she really doesn’t want to know and doesn’t want to start comparing herself to others. She also doesn’t really watch MTV and other things like that, but she honestly writes what she wants and feels, and I really admire that as a reader.
Sarah Dessen continues to be my favorite as I grow up and I can’t wait to read her next book over the summer when I have a lot of time to read it.
Until Next Time,
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90s Born Reader
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Summer Reading

Do you remember when you were in school and you had to do summer reading? When the school assigned you certain books that had to be read during the summer, and when you go back to school you were going to be quizzed, tested, or forced to write a paper on? I remember hating every moment of it and I’m actually a reader and always have been. I never particularly liked the books they chose, and if you read them too early in the summer you would forget everything by the time school started so you had to wait until the last minute to read them. I don’t know all of this could be a foreign concept to you, as I was told some people didn’t have to do this. I think my school finally caught on how horrible summer reading is when they allowed us to pick our books from a list so it at least made is seem like we had some say in the matter… But we didn’t.

Like I already said I’m a reader, so all they were doing was actually adding more books to the amount that I was going to read. I’m not going to say that it was a totally wasted experience because it did make me read some books that I never would have picked for myself. Books like Call of the Mall (I’m pretty sure that the staff thought we would like this book because it was about the mall, and made us have a field trip to the mall during the summer, but it was one of the worst books I’ve ever read, sorry Paco Underhill), Founding Brothers, Scarlet Letter (I probably would have gotten to that after Easy A came out lol), and others including books about the Savannah in Africa.

As usual I always have a ton of books that I want to read during the middle of the summer. For a student who is out of school and is doing nothing right now, I’ve done a horrible job of actually completing books. I have too many books that I’m reading at one time and the problem is none of them are fast paced, but they’re all really good. I’m on a plane to Seattle right now with my mother and I’m trying to read lion by Gregory Maguire, but like his other books it moves really slowly, but you appreciate the story at the end. I’m actually reading that book as a hardback book, which is becoming such a weird thing! Don’t worry I also brought my kindle with me as well and on that I’m reading Steve Jobs, which is such an amazing story about a man of whose products I support and own wholeheartedly. I bought two new books for this trip, another Steve Berry book, and a book from a new series that I haven’t read before, so I’m excited to read both of those. Until next time,

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