Pretty Pick of the Week: “The Moon and More” by Sarah Dessen

‘Pretty Pick’ of the Week is an original feature (or meme) here at Pretty Little Memoirs, created by Becca Jayne. ‘Pretty Pick’ was created for the gorgeous book covers out there, the most poetic of read, and etc. I would love to see your Pretty Picks, so please share and link back! *takes place every Sunday.


This week’s “Pretty Pick” is…



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 attracted to the bright future that Theo and her father promise. But she also clings to the deep roots of her loving mother, stepfather, and sisters. Can she ignore the pull of the happily familiar world of Colby?

Emaline wants the moon and more, but how can she balance where she comes from with where she’s going?

Sarah Dessen’s devoted fans will welcome this story of romance, yearning, and, finally, empowerment. It could only happen in the summer.

The Moon and More” is already out in bookstores in the UK, USA & Canada, not to mention across Europe, and is already a favourite among Sarah’s fan-base. This is my Pretty Pick because; 1) the cover…need I say more? It’s so summer-y and pretty! 2) It’s the *perfect* summer read and came out just in time.
happy reading,
xo Becca


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  1. It's such an amazing book, you will love it! Thank you so much for joining in! I'm heading over to check out your post now 🙂

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