After loving Jenn Bennett’s Starry Eyes, I just knew I needed to get my hands on Serious Moonlight!
For the first part of this book I was….underwhelmed. I wanted to shake Birdie a bit – I found her annoying and frustrating and the ‘banter’ was just not clicking for me. But by the time I was halfway through I couldn’t put the book down, it completely redeemed itself. I was laughing out-loud and cringing through some of the awkward moments. I loved the flawed characters and watching them grow throughout the story. the mystery aspect was so fun and really well done. It was there as the backbone to the story, but the real story was the sweet and awkward relationship development between Birdie and Daniel.
I thought the inclusion of the social, physical and emotional issues that were portrayed in the book were important and handled in a very realistic way. I won’t go into what they all were, because they contain spoilers, but it just added such an interesting and raw aspect to the story.
Jenn Bennett is definitely one of my favourite contemporary authors. Her books are witty and just so much fun. Her characters are the type of disasters that just make them seem so real and relatable that I’m always left wishing I was going to get to read another story with them in it!
- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (1 June 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1471180727
- ISBN-13: 978-1471180729
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.6 x 19.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 499 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
Amazon Bestsellers Rank:
131,922 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #47610 in Teen & Young Adult