LIKE MOONLIGHT at LOW TIDE by NICOLE QUIGLEY
Movie Rating: PG-13 for some sensuality and teen drinking
Book Rating: @@@@@
Inappropriate Scenes: There is one make out session. Nothing happens but more is implied.
# of Pages: 247 (hardcover)
Genre: YA Contemporary
For Missy Keiser, returning to Anna Maria Island, Florida, means two things: her mother made another poor decision with men, and Missy will have to reenter a world where she’s known as “Messy,” a social pariah who dared to have a crush on Sam King, the most popular boy in school.But much has changed in the three years she’s been away. Missy’s next-door neighbor is no longer an elderly woman but Josh, an intriguing boy who seems genuinely interested in her. At school, she’s surprised to find few people remember who she once was. And any remaining taunts of Messy are silenced when Sam King gives her his nod of approval.
Just as things seem to be perfect, Josh’s sudden distance, her mother’s latest relationship implosion, and her brother’s strange behavior threaten to ruin it all. Missy is forced to decide between the boy she’s always wanted, a boy who is intent on trying to save her, and the brother she’s known all her life. And her decision could have consequences she can never undo.
*this book was provided in exchange for my honest review*
OMG AMAZING! :D I loved how realistic this book was. It was like the perfect replica of a teenager's life. This is story of a tragedy and forgiveness. I couldn't stop reading this book! And that is saying something because I really don't like to read YA Contemporary books. I'm more of a dystopian girl. This book just grabs you in from the first page and before you know it you're in Missy's world, feeling what she feels, seeing was she sees, and wanting what she wants. Missy was little airheaded, I thought. Sam was fake to me. But Josh was amazing! Like I guess he was supposed to be. :) There are so many lessons you can learn from this book that can help any teenager in tough parts of their lives. Ms. Quigley you did an extraordinary job writing this book. I will read this book over and over and over.