Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Girl Who Chased the Moon

The Girl Who Chased the Moon The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There are two story lines to this book. Emily Benedict is a 17 year old, returning to the town her mother was raised in but where she had never returned. She finds that her mother has left behind a dubious legacy, completely in contrast with the woman she knew. Julia Winterson, a 30-something neighbor, helps Emily on her journey while trying to decide where home is for her and reconciling her past with her future.

Reading Sarah Addison Allen's books are akin to eating Southern comfort food. They are so entertaining, easy to read, satisfying and they make me happy. I can't help but love her use of magical realism with a summertime North Carolina setting.  I definitely recommend Garden Spells and The Sugar Queen as well.

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Book 27 of 100 for the 100+ Reading Challenge, Book 12 of 25 for the Support Your Local Library Challenge, Book 1 for the Once Upon a Time Challenge, Book 27 of 50 for the Countdown Challenge (2010) 

Source: Library

7 comments:

bermudaonion said...

This is probably going to be my next book purchase. I really want to read it because it sounds so good and because there's a character named Vance in it.

Darlene said...

I really enjoyed this one too. Her books are just great and they are even ones I'd consider rereading.

Luanne said...

I know this is definitely one I want to read - I loved The Sugar Queen.

Veens said...

**They are so entertaining, easy to read, satisfying and they make me happy. **
I did buy this book because of this line! This is what I want to feel now. :)

Tricia said...

Kathy: I think you'll love it. Vance is a wonderful character too!

Darlene: I would like to re-read them too. And I don't say that very often!

Luanne & Veens: I can't wait to see what you both think of this one.

Kim said...

I still haven't read Garden Spells but it is sitting on my shelf. I'll have to get to that one soon and try this one later.

Darla D said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this one. I read Garden Spells last summer and loved it. It is comforting to know I have two others left to read - I am saving them for when I need this kind of book to turn to. :)