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Moonglass Hardcover – May 3, 2011
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--Sarah Dessen, New York Times bestselling author of Lock and Key
"Like sea glass, this smooth, radiant debut, reminiscent of Sarah Dessen, sets authentic and sympathetic characters working through a life-changing transformation against the backdrop of a steamy summer romance. Great for beach time—or anytime."
"Kirby is an author to watch, and her debut will be enjoyed by a large array of teens in search of identity stories."--Booklist
"Well written, with clearly drawn, sympathetic characters, and will be a good read for those dealing with losses of their own."--VOYA June 2011
A poignant book about a teenager seeking answers yet fearful of what she might learn.
---SLJ, September 2011
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Anna spent her childhood on the beach, scraping through the sand with her mother to find little bits of sea glass. But that was until her mother drowned herself in the ocean.
Ten years later, when Anna's all grown, she returns to the beach of her childhood with her father. Anna makes friends, falls in love, and learns more about her mother's death than she ever thought possible.
Jessi Kirby hooked me with the very first page of MOONGLASS. Her writing is so, so beautiful--I had to keep reading. I was sucked into Anna's story as Jessi Kirby slowly unfolded all her grief and emotions.
Anna's love interest is pretty . . . uh . . . not likable at first. Tyler is cocky, over-confident, and just a little arrogant. At the very beginning of the novel, I didn't get why Anna liked him at all. But with each chapter, I understood more and more why they were a perfect fit for each other. By the end, I think I was a bit jealous of Anna.
Read MOONGLASS because it's almost summer. Read MOONGLASS because it will make you tear up. Read MOONGLASS because Jessi Kirby is a superb writer who perfectly captures a summer that changes a girl's life. Read MOONGLASS because the cover is pretty. Read it for whatever reasons. You'll love it.
Related: The dude on the cover of MOONGLASS has a real nice butt.
Crystal Cove holds more than Anna realizes. Not only does this place hold early memories of her mother who died when she was young, but insight into her father and secrets of her past.
MOONGLASS is a subtle tale of love and loss and self-discovery. I found myself falling in love with Tyler Evans right along with Anna. I think fans of Sarah Dessen will also enjoy this book.
Guess what new place I'm determined to go to? The latest addition to my bucket list? Crystal Cove. MOONGLASS has done this. No, Jessi Kirby has done this. Reading MOONGLASS was a bit like sitting at the beach, digging my toes in the sand, the scent of salt in the air, the sound of waves crashing and children laughing and seagulls screeching in the distance. I swear I could smell the coconut sunscreen. When I closed my eyes, I could see the white teeth against tan skin, the finely cut abs coming up out of the red swim trunks...the sparkling sea glass half buried in the sand. Kirby knows how to paint a picture and then suck you into it. I don't know that I've ever been more absorbed in a story's setting.
But while the setting might lure you in, it's the characters that will have you reading to the end at a breakneck speed. What starts out as a more typical new-girl-in-a-new-town story quickly turns into something much more complex, more beautiful, and far more heartbreaking. It is exactly what a story of a girl who has lost her mother should be. No melodrama or trivialization. And most importantly, no stereotypes (and yet perfectly relatable characters). Just a girl who is lost, finding her way as best as she can to answers--and to herself. Anna also happens to be the kind of character I would love to have as a friend, so spending a book with her was cake.Read more ›
The tone was that of a quiet book, and it had some pretty deep concepts in it: loss, guilt, avoidance, mental illness, etc. I thought the characters dealt with these emotions in realistic and believable ways, and, as a result, I liked them. I especially liked the relationship between Anna and her dad. This felt more real than anything else in the story. Anna's dad is a good father, and his character as a grown up fits well with who he was as a kid.
I wasn't so fond of Tyler, though. He kind of treated her like a high school girl after a college boy in the beginning. It gave me the impression that he thinks he's `all that,' even though later on he shows us he's not that way. But I never grew to like him, even when he got nicer in the end.
I really liked Ash and Jillian. They're good friends to Anna. I would have liked to see a bit more bonding with Jillian since they have experienced similar loss. I also would have preferred that Anna treated Ash a little better, seeing as Ash went out of her way to make Anna feel at home in several ways. Ash is kind of more than Anna deserves.
Still, this is a good story that deals with some difficult issues in a very good way. The beach descriptions were vivid and interesting, and I was wishing I was actually on the beach while reading this book. :) There is one scene with drinking and a couple kissing scenes, but even those are quite PG. So, the content is good for younger teens as well as older ones.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this book was the best book ive ever read i strongley reccamendPublished 6 months ago by Aura Weinstein
Moonglass was a beautiful story about a 17-year-old girl who's dealing with the suicide of her mother ten years prior. Read morePublished 7 months ago by mshsteach
This book inspired me so much and made my outlook on life completely different, even now after several months. I would absolutely read this book again.Published 10 months ago by Camryn
Moonglass (2011) is a beautiful coming-of-age novel for teens by Jessi Kirby. Sixteen-year-old Anna Ryan leaves behind the beach where she grew up… where her mother deliberately... Read morePublished 10 months ago by C.K. Brooke, Author of The Red Pearl
Definitely recommend this book. I purchased it foolishly because the author has the same name as me, but I came to love it. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jessi Bateman
I absolutely love this book! I love Jessi Kirby and all her novels. They're poignant and well written. MOONGLASS is a great contemporary YA read. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Miss O.
I enjoyed this book beginning to end, hardly putting it down. The author explained the emotions so beautifully, I truly felt them with the cast.Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
I picked up Moonglass because Jessi Kirby’s name has been going around the blogosphere quite a bit with her recent release of Golden, which almost everyone I know seems to love. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Stormy(Book.Blog.Bake.)
Although this book did get off to a slow start in my mind, once I got into it, I really enjoyed it. This was a heartwarming novel about a young girl trying to find closure, and as... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Roxiticus Des