Thursday, January 2, 2014
Like Moonlight at Low Tide
This was a great read. I was quite surprised and happy at the way it ended. I thought it was going one way and it took me in a different direction, for which I am glad. Once I began to read it was hard to put the book down so I could get things done.
Melissa Keiser is 16 and she is returning to her hometown she grew up in and was made fun of. She dreads returning to face her tormentors again. When she returns, she is surprised by the good attention that she gets. Sh can't believe her luck has changed for the better.
This book definitely draws you in with the emotional power of her feelings. It is described very well so that you can know exactly What she is thinking and feeling.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.
When high school junior Melissa Keiser returns to her hometown of Anna Maria Island, Florida, she has one goal: hide from the bullies who had convinced her she was the ugliest girl in school. But when she is caught sneaking into a neighbor's pool at night, everything changes. Something is different now that Melissa is sixteen, and the guys and popular girls who once made her life miserable have taken notice. When Melissa gets the chance to escape life in a house ruled by her mom's latest boyfriend, she must choose where her loyalties lie between a long-time crush, a new friend, and her surfer brother who makes it impossible to forget her roots. Just as Melissa seems to achieve everything she ever wanted, she loses a loved one to suicide. Melissa must not only grieve for her loss, she must find the truth about the three boys who loved her and discover that joy sometimes comes from the most unexpected place of all.