TEEN LIBRARIAN'S REVIEW:
In "Keeping the Moon," Nicole "Colie" Sparks is the formerly fat teen daughter of a national fitness star. Losing 45 and a half pounds hasn’t done much to help Colie’s self-image, though, and a nasty rumor about her at school only makes matters worse. When Colie’s mom goes on an international promotional tour for the summer, she leaves Colie with her eccentric Aunt Mira, a greeting card illustrator who lives in sleepy Colby, North Carolina. Colie soon lands a job waitressing at the Last Chance Bar and Grill, where she meets best friends Isabel and Morgan and a shy, sweet cook named Norman. Over one summer, and with the help of her new friends, Colie discovers that the kind of person she’d always like to be is already living right inside her.
This is a funny, touching story of the transforming power of friendship and the strength that all girls possess inside, even if they don’t always realize it. Definitely recommended for upper middle school and high school girls.
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PLEASE NOTE: Our Moms & Daughters Sunday Book Club will be discussing "Keeping the Moon" on Sunday, December 10th, at 3pm.