Keeping the Moon

By Sarah Dessen

Keeping the Moon

 3.9 

Keeping the Moon

43 Quotes    3.9 

Colie expects the worst when she's sent her eccentric aunt Mira to spend the summer while her mother, the television infomercial queen, goes on touring Europe. Always an outcast -- first to be fat and then to be "easy" -- Colie has no friends at home and expects to find no friends in Colby, North Ca... rolina. But then she's landing a job at the Last Chance Cafe and meeting with fellow waitresses Morgan and Isabel, best friends with a loving yet volatile relation. Wacky yet wise, Morgan and Isabel are helping Colie to see herself in a new way and to realize the potential that has always been there.

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Keeping the Moon

Keeping the Moon

228 Pages
English

Keeping the Moon

Keeping the Moon

228 Pages
English

Quotes from Keeping the Moon

You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it.

It was always late at night, when everything and everyone else was quiet, that those voices would rise like ghosts, soft and haunting, filling your mind until sleep finally came.

But it's strange, when you've always been told something is true, like the moon will come back. You need proof. And while you wait, you feel the entire balance of your world just tipping. It's crazy. But when it's over, and it does come back, that's the best, because it's all you want, everything narrows to just that. It's this great rush, like for that one second everything's okay with the world again. It's amazing.

If you try anything, if you try to lose weight, or to improve yourself, or to love, or to make the world a better place, you have already achieved something wonderful, before you even begin. Forget failure. If things don't work out the way you want, hold your head up high and be proud. And try again. And again. And again!

I don't believe in failure, because simply by saying you've failed, you've admitted you attempted. And anyone who attempts is not a failure. Those who truly fail in my eyes are the ones who never try at all. The ones who sit on the couch and whine and moan and wait for the world to change for them.

You know, I think I knew you for about three weeks before I ever really saw you smile. And then one day, Morgan said something and you laughed, and I remember thinking it was really cool because it meant something. You're not the kind of person who smiles for nothing, Colie. I have to earn every one.

Reviews of Keeping the Moon

Under the influence of eccentric Aunt Mira’s rock-steady self-assurance, witnessing a marvelously contentious friendship between twenty-something waitresses Morgan and Isabel, and becoming aware of shy, artistically gifted Norman—who goes from being “so not the guy for me,” to one whose smiles sh...

Unfortunately Colie hasn't developed her aunt's capacity for being oblivious to the slights of others so when her old enemy from high school, Caroline, shows up at the Last Chance Bar and Grill, she's thrown back into the pit of misery that makes up her high school life --- despite her new-found ...

A plot description of this contemporary problem novel may make it sound like a kind of Cinderella story, but Dessen's (Someone Like You) ironic sense of humor and her knack for creating characters wit

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