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Jun 092011
 
Title: Moonglass
Author: Jessi Kirby
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
Publication Date: May 3, 2011
Pages: 224
From Goodreads:
When Anna was little, she and her mother used to search for sea glass, but since they looked at night, they called it moonglass.
Now, ten years after her mother’s mysterious death, her father is working as head lifeguard on the same beach where her mother grew up and her parents first met and fell in love. Reluctant to get close to anyone (including her father) and not pleased about having to start at a new school, Anna begins to spend more time alone, running the length of the beach and wondering about who her mother really was. After meeting a lifeguard named Tyler, she slowly lets her guard down and together they start exploring the abandoned houses that dot the beach.
But when learning more about her mother’s past leads to a painful discovery, Anna must reconcile her desire for solitude with ultimately accepting the love of her family and friends. Moonglass is a dazzling debut from an undeniable talent.
“I couldn’t put this book down. Kirby’s voice is fresh and wise, all at once. An incredible first novel.” — Sarah Dessen, New York Times bestselling author of Lock and Key
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When you pick up a book that has been read and loved by Sarah Dessen, you pretty much know you’re in for a treat right off the bat.
Moonglass combines a budding romance between Anna and Tyler with a complicated father/daughter relationship between Anna and her dad. Thrown into that mix are the emotional issues Anna is having dealing with her mother’s death. With all of these mixed together you would think it could get confusing, but it doesn’t. Jessi Kirby expertly intertwines all of these emotions into one cohesive and brilliant story.

Moonglass is the perfect book to add to your summer reading list. I am in awe that this is Jessi Kirby’s debut novel and can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!
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And now for the giveaway! TWO people will win their very own copy of Moonglass courtesy of Big Honcho Media and Simon & Schuster! Just fill out the short form below to enter and the winners will be contacted on June 16. This giveaway is open to US residents only and all normal contest rules apply.
Winners have been chosen!

  12 Responses to “Review & Giveaway: Moonglass by Jessi Kirby”

  1. I’ve heard different things about this book. Some love it, some like it, and some don’t like it. I’m hoping I love it! Great review :)

  2. I literally just finished Moonglass a few minutes ago. I really enjoyed it – glad to see you’re giving other people the chance to do so as well. And that cover is freaking gorgeous!

  3. Ohh, I’ve heard good things about this book! I also didn’t know Sarah Dessen had “read and loved” it, but that definitely adds to the appeal ;)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Sounds like a cute summer read. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  5. I really liked this book. Though it could have used more lifeguard scenes lol – over all it was a good story! Didn’t it make you want to visit that beach?!

  6. I’ve heard primarily great things about this book. Hope I get lucky so I can judge for myself. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway.

  7. I’ve heard great things about this one, sounds like a perfect summer read. Thanks for the review! =)

  8. I have this book but haven’t gotten the chance to read it yet. But I’m excited to get to it!

  9. I am reading this now, started before my LASIK, and now that I can see again I can’t wait to keep reading… its so realistic with Anna and her personality.

  10. I’ve heard great things about Moonglass and would LOVE to get my hands on a copy :) . Thanks for hosting this giveaway! Hope I win :) . BTW new follower here!

  11. Thank you Tara, for your review and the giveaway! So happy you liked it. :)

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