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- File size : 1506 KB
- Publication date : November 28, 2013
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 351 pages
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- ASIN : B00GZ8PCFE
- Language: : English
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,036,031 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The teenage feet on the cover mimic so many other YA adult books filled with coming out, angsty or cute romance story lines. Do NOT go into this thinking it will be the same light read. It does have an f/f romance, a strong one at that, but this book is more about how Jessie affects everyone around her, with Mia as her anchor, and how they affect her in turn. The narrative isn't about being lesbian, there is no "coming out", they just are.
"The Moment" is not a predictable story line, is incredibly intimate and completely spellbinding.
I have to give kudos to the author for going to such a dark place and staying there for the entirety of the book, revealing her story in such a beautiful way. She should really get her props, not only for balancing the book with amazing characters but choosing to tell the story in 2nd person and breaking grammatical rules, selecting styles that told us more than the words on the page. Again, just amazing.
And, though the lead characters are teenagers I wouldn't call this a YA book, either. Regardless of a reader's age, it grabs you by the shirt collar and holds you until the final page. And, yes, there are abuse triggers in this book
What a beautiful, heart wrenching story. I cried, celebrated her victories, cried some more, got angry, and wanted to shake everyone that didn’t see, didn’t look beyond, lash out at that man and that thing of a .. what kind of sick bitch does this to her own child?!
This effects all of us and to think that people don’t want to “get involved” that’s the biggest load of crap and I’m not saying this doesn’t happen because it does and we still do nothing. Well not all of us because we’re not all monsters.
I really hope to read more books from this author. If I was crying by reading, I can imagine what you must have been doing while writing this book. No one can read this story and not cry, not want some justice, and not want to reach out and help someone. It makes you want to be a better person and hopefully we can do more by looking beyond and not ignoring the little things. I stand up and give you thanks.
While reading this book, I felt like I was reading a book for English class, where you need to analyze not only the character's actions but even the author's actions...think Faulkner if you will. It almost seemed as if when looking from Jess's POV, writing was done as a stream of thought. From Mia, for the most part, it was done more proper if you will. Regardless, this book has ups and downs, it will make you happy and cry...a bit melodramatic but it works for the book. The romance of the two girls is a none issues and not really even a focus of the book in the sense of romance...the focus is more on connection. I highly recommend it.
That being said, the book itself was moving and believable. I think that some of the subject matter called for the author to be very direct and sometimes blunt and she doesn’t disappoint. Within the first two chapters, you become passionately invested in these characters and their futures. Although second person point of view is my least favorite format, I think it was a smart choice for this book and that it helps the reader connect with the characters very quickly.
My journey to the end of this story was emotional. I want to avoid too many spoilers but if you are looking for a touching and inspirational story, I would recommend that you pick up this book.
I saw it recommended on tumblr and decided to check it out, first downloading the sample. I must admit, when I first started, I was very apprehensive. It's written in second person and has a very unique style and not very much dialogue. However, once I got used to the author's writing, I was hooked before the end of the first chapter, and immediately bought it and finished it within the day.
One thing I found I really liked about it was that the fact that it was a lgbt book, but that wasn't the focus. In fact, it's hardly an issue at all. Most lgbt books I read, especially ones that take place in high school, are about discovering who you are and so on...which I respect a great deal, because books can be helpful to young readers finding themselves, but it is also nice to have a story where that isn't the most dominating topic.
Overall, I think it was amazingly written with great depth into the characters emotions and thoughts. I highly recommend this book for high schoolers and above!
Top reviews from other countries
This is not for people who do not cope with reading about abuse, I'm surprised this is not on the book description.....
The way this was written was absolute bloody brilliance, this story has so much feeling so much love so much cruelty, it's an emotional roller coaster.
There's no amount of stars you could give this book.....
Hats off the the author well done!
Now in a new, shiny version I am very happy to see how its taken off, how popular it has become and I was more than happy to support this author by purchasing a copy. One great thing about ebooks, is the ease of more people being able to get their writing out there. So, I look forward to reading more in the future from this new author with great potential.
I've not read anything else written in this style but I found that it worked beautifully for this story.
Love really does save us.
This is a wonderful story about hope. It's also about finding a family in unexpected places as well as evil.