Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Purple Moon by Tessa Hall

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I don't normally do book reviews, but I absolutely LOVED the book Purple Moon by Tessa Emily Hall over at Christ is Write. And I wanted to earn some points for the contest (lol). It was a wonderful story of redemption and forgiveness. Here's the description:
Selena's life isn't turning out to be the fairy tale she imagined as a kid. 

That hope seemed to vanish long ago when her dad kicked her and her mom out of the house. This summer might finally hold the chance of a new beginning for Selena ... but having to live with her snobby cousin in Lake Lure, NC while waiting for her mom to get out of rehab wasn't how Selena was planning on spending her summer. She soon begins to wonder why she committed to give up her "bad habits" for this.
Things don't seem too bad, though. Especially when Selena gains the attention of the cute neighbor next door. But when her best friend back home in Brooklyn desperately needs her, a secret that's been hidden from Selena for years is revealed, and when she becomes a target for one of her cousin's nasty pranks, she finds herself having to face the scars from her past and the memories that come along with them. Will she follow her mom's example in running away, or trust that God still has a fairy tale life written just for her?
OK, I honestly love the book. It's gripping and hard to put down, while it tells a compelling story of redemption. I recommend it for 14 and up (I'm almost 14, it counts :D) just because underage drinking, underage smoking, and kissing (BLAHHH! Disgusting! :) are mentioned a good bit. Only because Selena is trying to get out of the former habits (NOT kissing!).
I read it in like 2 days. I could hardly stop; it was an amazing story, well written and all the bad stuff is handled in a good way.
As you can probably tell, I don't ever want a boyfriend or anything like that. Everyone say's I'll change my mind, and I probably will. :)  For now, though, it's mentioned in a book or whatever, and I'm like "EWWWWW!!!! Get it away from me!" LOL.

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