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Purple Moon Paperback – September 24, 2015
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"Purple Moon is a story of redemption as powerful as any I've read. Selena's story is one of deep brokenness and healing redemption--the same story that can be found in so many teen hearts today. Tessa Emily Hall, a talented debut author, is one to watch. Writing for her contemporaries, Hall understands the delicate social lives of teens and the need to strike the right balance between role model and reality."
~Laura Anderson Kurk, YA author of Glass Girl and Perfect Glass
"Purple Moon radiates with a light of its own, offering YA readers relatable characters and an inspiring message to encourage teens everywhere to shoot for the moon--and never stop reaching."
~Betsy St. Amant, YA author of Addison Blakely: Confessions of a PK
"Tessa offers a glance at the complex and all-too-commonly dysfunctional nature of relationships--to self, to family and peers--especially as we're learning to navigate the world on our own. Nimbly, she also interweaves hope amidst suffering; promise amidst frustration; restoration and wholeness among chaos and confusion; and endurance and vibrance among the throes of life. Purple Moon feels like the perfect side-hug to my teenage self, which reassures me I'm not alone, but knows I'm highly hormonal and not in the mood to romanticize life's messes."
~Alyson Stoner, actress, Cheaper by the Dozen, Camp Rock, Step Up
Purple Moon radiates with a light of its own, offering YA readers relatable characters and an inspiring message to encourage teens everywhere to shoot for the moon --Amazon
About the Author
Tessa Emily Hall writes inspirational yet authentic YA fiction to show teens they're not alone. Her passion for shedding light on clean entertainment and media for teens lead her to a career as an Associate Agent at Hartline Literary Agency, YA Acquisitions Editor for Illuminate YA (LPC Imprint), and Founder/Editor of PursueMagazine.net. Tessa's first teen devotional, COFFEE SHOP DEVOS, will release with Bethany House in 2018. She's guilty of making way too many lattes and never finishing her to-read list. When her fingers aren't flying 116 WPM across the keyboard, she can be found speaking to teens, decorating her insulin pump, and acting in Christian films. Her favorite way to procrastinate is by connecting with readers on her blog, mailing list, social media (@tessaemilyhall), and website: tessaemilyhall.com.
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Following in her mother's footsteps Selena is exploring life by smoking and drinking and though she isn't really happy, it helps life seem tolerable. Will her summer away give her a fresh start? Or will time with her stuck up cousin keep her in her self destructive cycle?
When she gets to know her cousin's neighbor better, he invites her to a Christian camp. Selena decides to go just to get away from her bratty mean cousin. While at the camp she struggles between the life she knows and the life her friends at camp have. She must make a choice about which life she wants to live.
This book is really well done and is a lot of fun to read. I quickly found myself invested in Selena and was concerned about her and wanted to know what would happen. Very well done and a great read. 5 Stars!
And you know what else? Sometimes Young Adult fiction can feel so "fake". Not so in this novel. The emotions are raw. As characters change -- it's real. Selena Taylor, our main character, goes through a lot of ups and downs as the story progresses. And it becomes bittersweet to watch it all happen -- I really felt for her. Since she doesn't see her dad anymore, and with her mom staying at a Christian addiction treatment center, she's feeling alone. To top it off, she's staying with family, and they don't even act like they truly want Selena there or appreciate her. So, she's feeling like it's going to be a tough summer, regardless of what happens.
"If there is a God, and if He really loves me, then why did all that stuff have to happen? None of it makes sense."
The BIG reason why I can really approve of the book overall is because it has an amazing Christian theme in it. Or rather, I feel like there were a few good messages that the story brings out. For starters, Selena is lost and adrift in life. She needs an anchor, and I think she's trying to latch on to some "real" over the summer months. She tries a new thing or two, and most importantly she's even open to hearing about God. But I think the true question is: When will she be open to listen to God herself? His grace is sufficient, if your heart will listen.
"Are you ready to experience the fairy tale that God has written just for you?"
The book is pretty trendy. I think that the author really hit the nail on the head in crafting a convincing story about teens today. I mean, this is quality Young Adult fiction.
I would recommend it for mature teens and young adults. (I can't say this book is "clean", but I wouldn't have it any other way because this story needed some "rough stuff" in order for Selena's light to shine through!)
Will Selena be able to escape the pain of he past that threatens to define her?
A gripping tale that proved hard to put down. I was immediately drawn to Selena and her plight, she was honest and easy to relate to. She wasn't perfect, she had her struggles and her flaws and it would have been easy to make her someone to pity, but she had a certain spark and strength that truly brought her to life.
The family and friends that Selena met along the way, where well done and developed, I especially liked Brooke and her oft times brash honesty. Austin was a terrific friend to Selena too, never judging her, but always challenging her to re-evaluate her life.
Overall this was a book well worth reading, with a strong message that didn't come out as stiff or overly preachy. The characters were honest and realistic, and Selena is a strong heroine that I won't soon be forgetting. Ms. Hall has done a terrific job with this book, from cover to cover, and I'm hoping that there might be a sequel in store :) Highly recommend.
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