This is a truly sweet story, with protagonists who are imperfect, caring, and thoroughly human. There are moments of great tenderness throughout the book, and Carter's evocative writing brings them to vivid life. The love affair between Jay and Maya is told in flashbacks, giving color to their present experiences, especially to their separate views of Jay's rival, Marcus. Calder is a believable kid, lovable but sometimes trying, struggling with hard times but demonstrating an appealing youthful resilience. All three family members - and Marcus, too - visibly grow during the book, and their relationships, while strained, are not broken entirely by Jay's death.
REMEMBER THE MOON is a touching and intimate look at the bonds that last beyond death, and the generosity of spirit needed to truly love another person.