The Moon and More Book ReviewI had no ideas, no energy, not much of anything. But then, I went to the beach. I was in Emerald Isle, which is the beach town in NC that is basically my Colby, sitting by the pool at our rental house, reading a book. I heard the gate open and looked over to see a guy coming in, shirtless, with a bunch of pool cleaning equipment. He smiled, waved. About the busy season, and being from Emerald Isle and what it was like to be a local in a vacation spot.
Books to Borrow: The Moon and More
Common Sense says
August 01, 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 spending the summer working for her family's real estate agency and getting ready to head to college in the fall. She'll spend time with her two best friends Morris and Daisy before the end of the summer. She's been with Luke , her boyfriend, since ninth grade. She thinks she has everything figured out: she'll spend her summer handing out keys to vacation rental houses in the quaint beach town of Colby , then in September, she'll go to the same state school that Luke will be attending. End of story. But things don't go according to plan.