SARAH DESSEN Presents THE MOON AND MORE Reading & Booksigning

Sarah Dessen, New York Times bestselling YA author, will read from and sign her new novel, The Moon and More. 18-year-old Emaline, has family and roots as well as the perfect boyfriend, in her beach hometown of Colby. But now, in the summer before college, she wonders if perfect is good enough. She wants the moon and more, but how can she balance where she comes from with where she is going? “Sarah Dessen is…a rock star in young adult fiction. Her bestselling, coming of age novels are warmly written, explorations of teens in transition that are, by turns, questioning, humorous and hopeful.” – Los Angeles Times

Event date: 
Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
55 Haywood St
28801 Asheville
ISBN: 9780670785605
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking Children's Books - June 4th, 2013

DescriptionLuke is the perfect boyfriend: handsome, kind, fun. He and Emaline have been together all through high school in Colby, the beach town where they both grew up. But now, in the summer before college, Emaline wonders if perfect is good enough.Enter Theo, a super-ambitious outsider, a New Yorker assisting on a documentary film about a reclusive local artist. Theo's sophisticated, exciting, and, best of all, he thinks Emaline is much too smart for Colby.Emaline's mostly-absentee father, too, thinks Emaline should have a bigger life, and he's convinced that an Ivy League education is the only route to realizing her potential. Emaline is attracted to the bright future that Theo and her father promise. But she also clings to the deep roots of her loving mother, stepfather, and sisters. Can she ignore the pull of the happily familiar world of Colby?Emaline wants the moon and more, but how can she balance where she comes from with where she's going?Sarah Dessen's devoted fans will welcome this story of romance, yearning, and, finally, empowerment. It could only happen in the summer.About the AuthorSarah Dessen is the highly acclaimed author of ten previous novels, including the New York Times bestsellers What Happened to Goodbye, Along for the Ride, Lock and Key, Just Listen, The Truth About Forever, and This Lullaby.  Her first two books, That Summer and Someone Like You were the basis of the movie How to Deal, starring Mandy Moore. Sarah graduated with highest honors in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She lives in Chapel Hill with her husband and her daughter. Visit her at for The Moon and More…Praise for THE MOON AND MORE by Sarah Dessen:"Dessen is as skilled as ever at turning out steady, satisfying stories about teens that are easy to fall for." —Publishers Weekly, starred review