Sarah (Escaping Through Books)


Moonglass - Jessi Kirby I adored Jessi Kirby's IN HONOR, so I made sure to make the time to read the author's debut novel this summer as well. MOONGLASS was a wonderful contemporary novel that will be a memorable story because of its beautiful writing, vividly described setting, and excellent character development. This book is set toward the end of summer and the beginning of the school year, which surprised me because for some reason I thought it would be a story set during the heights of summer. However, it is still a great book to pick up during the summer because of the dreamy beach setting. MOONGLASS was an emotional story because Anna struggles to understand why her father would move them to the beach where years ago her father had met her mother. Her mother committed suicide on another beach when Anna was a child, and being in a place where her mother had a history before her was difficult for Anna because the loss of her mother is still both confusing and painful. One of the things that impressed me so much about this story was the fact that it is a relatively short book (230 pages or so) compared to the length of books that I normally read (around 300-400 pages), and yet felt so fulfilling and satisfying. This book expertly explored many different kinds of relationships, such as Anna's romance with Tyler (very cute!), her friendships with Ashley and Jillian, and her relationship with her father. MOONGLASS is a story that will stick with me for awhile rather than being easily forgotten. While I would still consider IN HONOR to be my favorite Jessi Kirby novel, MOONGLASS did not disappoint me in the least. I'd highly suggest picking it up to read sometime as summer begins to wind down!