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Original Essays | August 18, 2014

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Keeping the Moon (Reissue) by Sarah Dessen
Keeping the Moon (Reissue)

Lexie C, November 30, 2010

Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen was a realistic fiction. It is about a girl, Colie, who is fat and has no friends. Her mom is Kiki Sparks, the workout woman. Kiki goes on a tour and sends Colie to North Carolina for the summer. Colie stays with her crazy aunt Mira and thinks her life is over, until she meets Morgan and Isabel from a restaurant called the Last Chance. Colie then joins them by working there. One of the cooks, Norman, is a friend of Mira’s. Colie and Norman start to talk and get to know each other. She has more fun in North Carolina than she ever thought she would. “There it was, that dry spot at the back of my throat, and instantly I was fat again, my face broken out, pulling back my trench coat tighter to hide myself.” I like how this sentence in the book describes how Colie feels. This book goes back to memories Colie had and I can always picture them. The wonderful author Sarah Dessen has done it again with its fantastic page-turner. I recommend this book.

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