by Sarah Addison Allen
Surprise, Surprise! Sarah Addison Allen (my favorite modern day author) baked another enjoyable and fragrant read that I fell in love with. The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel can take to the beach to read and appreciate the yummy descriptive language with its curiously romantic plots. This may not per-say be categorized as Young Adult, however, for higher level readers, who still like to enjoy youthful storylines, this is a great read. Also, I found great enjoyment in reading this book my summer before college.
Eighteen-year-old Emily comes back to Mullaby, North Carolina, the quaint town her mother left and never returned to before her death. While exploring the secrets of her mother’s past, she meets an intriguing high school senior, Win, who has a family history tied into the secrets that are magically (for real…magic) apart of her past.
Then, there is Julia, owner and creator of the best tasting cakes in town. She is forced to face her haunting demons by accepting the one person who broke her heart. Acting as a companion to Emily during her stay, Julia discovers the true power in her baking abilities to attract the missing piece of her past she thought might be lost forever.
Why you will like it: You can actually feel the aromatic magic taking place while reading. You know that warm, happy, feeling you get when you smell homemade dessert baking in your oven? SAA books make you feel like you’re at home. Cozy, snuggly, and content.
“Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you..” — Sarah Addison Allen, The Girl Who Chased the Moon
“There’s this promise of happiness out there. I know it. I even feel it sometimes. But it’s like chasing the moon-just when I think I have it, it disappears into the horizon. I grieve and try to move on, but then the damn thing comes back the next night, giving me hope of catching it all over again.”
– Sarah Addison Allen, The Girl Who Chased the Moon