Okay, so I should have written this post a few hours ago, but joining the 48 Hour Book Challenge was kind of a last minute decision and I wanted to dive in. I’ve seen the event online for the last couple of years but other activities always got in the way. But not this year!
- 3 hours total reading time
- 365 total pages read
- 2 cups of tea consumed
Review #1: I started with The Moon and More because it’s my most recent purchase and I was hooked when I started in line at Sarah Dessen’s reading. Lots of great stuff in this one. I think Dessen handles the various relationships really well, and touches on a lot of the complicated emotions leading up to college. Emaline is a likable and relatable narrator, and the minor characters shine. I especially liked that Emaline’s family situation is a little complicated; their relationships felt very genuine. One minor issue–I didn’t quite understand how Ivy could afford the most expensive beachfront rental property, especially when shooting on location. Even major award-wining documentary filmmakers aren’t exactly rolling in it. (But that’s probably just because I used to be a film department front-desker.) Overall I think this is a must-read for Dessen fans and anyone looking for a summer beach book with a lot of heart and honesty.
4 thoughts on “Readers, Start Your Engines: the 48 Hour Book Challenge Starting Line”
Good luck with your reading stack! Have a fantastic weekend!
I hope your reading is going well! I haven’t read the Moon and More yet, but i’d say any of her books would be a good reading challenge one—fun, yet not despeartly taxing…
What a great idea! I haven’t seen this book challenge before. I wish I had known about it–I’ve definitely got a little pile I’d love to finish up! Good luck!
Dropping by to see what you are reading. I am a tea drinker too. I haven’t read any of Sarah Dessen’s books. Which one is your favorite?
Good luck and happy reading!
Tallulah A. @ MAD Hoydenish