Book Review: The Girl Who Chased the Moon

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I’m back with another book review.  I didn’t want to post another review so soon but I finished The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen yesterday and loved it!  I really enjoy books that have some sort of magical quality, keep you on your toes, while also pulling on your heart strings.  This book was an easy read but had quite a bit of depth to it.

The Girl Who Chased the Moon follows two women, Emily and Julia, in the small town of Mullaby, North Carolina.  Emily Benedict is a teenager who recently moved into town from Boston after the death of her mother.  Emily moves in with her grandfather Vance, who she did not know existed until after her mother’s death.  While Emily tries to adjust to her new life she recognizes that the townspeople treat her with caution.  She comes to learn that her mother left the town suddenly when she was a teenager after a terrible incident occurred.  Emily tries to figure out the mystery surrounding her mother’s sudden departure twenty years ago.

Julia Winterson was born and raised in Mullaby, but does not consider the town her home.  She moved back into town to take care of her deceased father’s finances.  It is revealed that Julia left town when she was a teenager and never came back until recently.

I enjoyed reading about the complicated relationships, magical happenings, and tormented characters.  I thought The Girl Who Chased the Moon was a refreshing read and it makes me want to read more books written Sarah Addison Allen.

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