Today's giveaway is one copy of Keeping The Moon, the very first Sarah Dessen book I have ever read, the one that started the obsession.
"Colie expects the worst when she's sent to spend the summer with her eccentric aunt Mira while her mother, queen of the television infomercial, tours Europe. Always an outcast -- first for being fat and then for being "easy" -- Colie has no friends at home and doesn't expect to find any in Colby, North Carolina. But then she lands a job at the Last Chance Cafe and meets fellow waitresses Morgan and Isabel, best friends with a loving yet volatile relationship. Wacky yet wise, Morgan and Isabel help Colie see herself in a new way and realize the potential that has been there all along"
This book had me literally laughing out loud and I absolutely fell in love with the small beach town of Colby, the Last Chance Cafe and the characters (especially Mira, Norman (aka love interest) and Morgan and Isabel.) Keep an eye out for Colby and The Last Chance Cafe as well as Colie, they show up in her other novels (she tends to do this alot, which is one of the thousand reasons why I love reading her books).
It is the perfect beach read, it really gets you in the summer mood.
Like all of her characters, you really grow with Colie and you learn with her the lessons of true friendship, love and self acceptance, that if you truly love yourself what other people think of you really doesn't matter. It's a major lesson we all have to learn (I'm still learning it) and each person Colie meets throughout her summer in Colby teaches her this lesson in their own special way. It's a truly magical read that you will not be able to put down.
Fav Quote from the book: "You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it."- Isabel
That said I am spreading my love of this book by giving it away to one lucky reader.
All you have to do is leave me a comment! It's so easy! You don't have to be a follower but it's always appreciated.
1. US only.
2. Only one entry per person per giveaway.
3. All giveaways this week are open until 11:59 pm EST Sunday May 15. Make sure to check back here after 10 pm EST on Monday May 16th to see who the winners are.
4. All winners will be selected at random
Happy Sarah Dessen Week!!