Keeping the Moon

Keeping the Moon

Book - 1999
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"When Colie goes to spend the summer at the beach, she doesn’t expect much. But Colie didn’t count on meeting Morgan and Isabel. Through them, she learns what true friendship is all about, and finally starts to realize her potential. And that just might open the door to her first chance at love. . . ."--Online description.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1999.
ISBN: 9780142401767
0142401765
9780670885497
0670885495
Call Number: DESSEN
Characteristics: 228 p. ; 22 cm
Subjects: Self-esteem -- Fiction.
Weight control -- Fiction.
Restaurants -- Fiction.
Aunts -- Fiction.

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red_lion_830 Dec 23, 2016

Disliked the ending.

Spoiler Alert

She should not have dated either of them
It was good she did not call back the new guy
However, she wasn't attracted to the other one either. So it put me off that despite zero attraction, she decided to go for that guy.
She should have just stayed single. Like seriously.

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originofanna
Aug 27, 2016

I heard this author write mostly romance novels but this wasn't cheesy romance at all. I was really surprised by how much I liked it.

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crazycoolbff
Dec 22, 2014

Awesome book!!!! Loved it!!!!

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NeverEndingCycle
Jun 18, 2014

Breathtaking. I read "Just Listen" and I got hooked on Sarah Dessen books. The story, seemed, sadly, way too rushed and I felt like there should`ve been more to it. Still, a fantastic book.

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kc399
Jun 05, 2014

This was not my favorite Sarah Dessen book, but I thought that it was interesting and a good read.

AliReads Oct 15, 2013

Last Chance and Keeping the Moon are THE SAME BOOK - just under different titles. Keeping the Moon is the American version and Last Chance is the version from the UK, but the contents are the same. Confusing huh?? Sometimes publishers do this because they think one title will appeal more to different countries. You can check by clicking on "Full Record" - it says "also published as"

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JormpJomp
May 30, 2013

I don't usually read YA, but I really enjoyed this book!

bwortman Mar 28, 2013

Dessen excels at the coming of age during summer vacation story. Colie has serious self-esteem issues that only a fifteen year old can, augmented by her experiences of always being the new and fat kid and then the later rumours that come from the cruelness of other teenage girls. However, despite these issues, she never comes across as whiny, rather scarred and just desperately trying to survive. In reading the novel, while the plot holds no surprises, you are pulled through by watching Colie's growth as a person. The book shows its age a bit with references to Walkman and the Columbia House CD subscription, but the narrative itself is ageless. My only problem was that the boy Colie develops a crush on is eighteen years old, and the gap between them felt big enough to be a bit creepy to me. Three years in your twenties is nothing, but three years in your teens is huge. Otherwise, I thoroughly enjoyed the novel and following Colie as she found herself.

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SarahBealing
Dec 19, 2012

Such a great book by Sarah Dessen, though not as good as The Truth About Forever.

_hollister_ Aug 21, 2012

this was my first sarah dessen book and i really liiked it!!

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kc399
Jun 05, 2014

In this book Colie, a teen girl refinds her inner confidence and finds a new life. Along the way she meets new and interesting people and learns new lessons about life.

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topekay Jun 28, 2012

"What we do to ourselves because we're afraid."

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