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Parents' Guide to

The Moon and More

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Savvy coming-of-age tale is great for mature teens.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+


Its a okay book but there are some sex contents.
age 14+

A"Girl Power" book

It's a good book if you are looking for a book to give your children the confidence that the don't need a man and what might be the signs that you need to get up of the relationship. but there are quite a few moments that are not for the younger ones. There is some under age drinking, sexually active teens, the subject of getting pregnant before marriage and some strong language. If you have a close enough relationship with your child, you might want to read them this one out loud, so that you can change some of the language or the scenes about sex. but otherwise this is a good book to prove that girls don't need a man to be happy.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):
Sarah Dessen succeeds again in THE MOON AND MORE with authentic teen characters finding their way through messy circumstances. Emaline's relationships with her closest friends, her parents, and even her familiar hometown are changing faster than she can keep up. The summer before college is an strange time, a mix of anticipation and wistfulness, and Dessen nicely captures this unique period.
The characters feel a little mature for their age. The sexual aspect of Emaline's relationships gets scant attention, particularly for a sexually active teen who was born to a teenage mom. But she has her head squarely on her shoulders, making this a sweet story about summertime romances, letting go of fading dreams, and finding your own path forward.

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