Author: Jessi Kirby
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
Publication Date: May 3, 2011
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
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!
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!