Format: Paperback

#ReadADessen Campaign [Keeping the Moon]

Posted April 24, 2017 by Stephanie in #PRHPartner, Blog Tour, Giveaway / 2 Comments

#ReadADessen Campaign [Keeping the Moon]

Thanks to Penguin Random House, I get to be a part of the #ReadADessen Campaign, which is about highlighting all of Sarah Dessen’s books counting down to her newest book, Once and for All which releases this June! Not to mention, Penguin is also giving away a FULL SET of Sarah Dessen books, so go enter down below!

I’m personally doing a Read Along of every Sarah Dessen book and each week I provide a post with discussion questions and I will also be reviewing every book. If you want to participate in that one click the banner below!

Sidenote: I was provided a paperback copy of Keeping the Moon by Penguin Teen as a #PRHPartner. This in no way affects my opinions of the book!

#ReadADessen Campaign [Keeping the Moon]Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
Published by Penguin on September 1st 1999
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 228
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
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There is an alternate cover edition for this ISBN13 here.
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.

I have not had the chance to read and review this book yet, considering the past week or two I’ve been getting ready for the birth of my child. Which if you’re reading this on the day it is posted, she should be here by now! But as soon as we get settled back at home and in a routine, I will be diving into this one and I am super excited for it!

Have you read Keeping the Moon? Tell me what you thought of it? If not, have you read any of Sarah Dessen’s books? Let me know in the comments and let me know what’s your favorite one!

The Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win one (1) set of Sarah Dessen’s books in paperback (ARV: $132.00). NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on April 17, 2017 and 12:00 AM on May 29, 2017.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about June 1, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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Tour Schedule

Go check out every one else who are participating in this week 2 of the #ReadADessen Campaign!

KEEPING THE MOON
April 24In Wonderland
April 26Great Imaginations
DREAMLAND
April 27Girl in the Pages
Stephanie
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That Summer Read Along Post

Posted April 10, 2017 by Stephanie in Discussion, Event, Giveaway, Read Along / 0 Comments

That Summer Read Along PostThat Summer by Sarah Dessen
Published by Viking Books for Young Readers on January 1 1996
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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For fifteen-year-old Haven, life is changing too quickly. She's nearly six feet tall, her father is getting remarried, and her sister—the always perfect Ashley—is planning a wedding of her own. Haven wishes things could just go back to the way they were. Then an old boyfriend of Ashley's reenters the picture, and through him, Haven sees the past for what it really was, and comes to grips with the future.

I will be posting my review along with my answers for the questions below later this week, so be on the lookout!

Did you read That Summer?

  1. What was your overall view of That Summer?
  2. Did you connect with Haven as a character?
  3. What did you like/dislike the most of That Summer?
  4. Haven goes through a lot of change within That Summer, do you think it’s ever possible to go back and reclaim the time when you thought things were better before the change you went through?
  5. If you could go back before a huge change in your life and prevent that outcome from happening, would you? Why or why not?
  6. If someone came to you for advice about dealing with change, what would you tell them?

It’s never too late to join us in the Read Along!

All you have to do is sign up on the sign up post and either comment and put your two cents in or even make your own post about it!

Ways to participate:

  • Comment on the Read Along Post
  • Tweet about the book with the hashtag #SarahDessenReadAlong
  • Post an Instagram pic of the book with the hashtag #SarahDessenReadAlong
  • Make your own post using the Read Along graphic above (could be a review, discussion post, a top ten list, a book look, anything that deals with the book)
  • Did you read the book with us? In the rafflecopter link your Goodreads review!

Be as creative as you want! And for bonus entries in the giveaway below, participate in more than one way (but you can only enter 1 participation way per day per book)

The Giveaway!

If you’re signed up for the Read Along you can enter the rafflecopter for a chance to win 1 of 3 YA Contemporaries of your choice (up to $10 USD)! Giveaway is International as long as The Book Depository ships to your country!
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