10 Things You Might Like To Know About Sarah Dessen’s THE MOON AND MORE!

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There’s no author who says “love” more than Sarah Dessen. And we don’t mean just romantic love (though she’s plenty good at that!). Sarah writes amazing, deep friendships, complex and true familial relationships, and, of course, swoony and wonderful first loves, so who better than Sarah to have a Valentine’s Day blog tour for her upcoming book, THE MOON AND MORE? Check with each blog every day for one of the 10 things you might like to know about THE MOON AND MORE that Sarah wrote herself.

Here’s the eighth of Sarah’s 10 Things You Might Like To Know About THE MOON AND MORE:

This is one of the only books I’ve ever written that has scenes that take place outside of the towns I created. The bulk of the book is in Colby, but keep your eyes open for a different kind of cameo from a real place. And a real BIG place. 

One of my favorite things about Sarah Dessen’s books are her settings, especially her fictional small towns, but as a reader from a real BIG place, it’ll be awesome and interesting to see Sarah give us a new and different locale.

Want to know the other “10 Things’ about THE MOON AND MORE? Check out past and future stops on Sarah’s blog tour!
Monday, 2/11: Forever Young Adult
Tuesday, 2/12: The Story Siren
Wednesday, 2/13: Mundie Moms
Thursday, 2/14: Chick Loves Lit
Friday, 2/15: Good Choice Reading

Monday, 2/18: The Compulsive Reader
Tuesday, 2/19: The Perpetual Page Turner
Wednesday, 2/20: The Young Folks
Thursday, 2/21: Good Books & Good Wine
Friday, 2/22: I am a Reader, Not a Writer

Read more about THE MOON AND MORE and author Sarah Dessen:

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.


You can find out more about Sarah’s books on Sarah-Land! Also, check out our review of Sarah’s last book, What Happened To Goodbye.

Sarah Dessen grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and attended UNC-Chapel Hill, graduating with highest honors in Creative Writing. She is the author of several novels, including Someone Like You, Just Listen and Along for the Ride. A motion picture based on her first two books, entitled How to Deal, was released in 2003. She lives in North Carolina. 

Keep up to date with Sarah on Twitter and her website.



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