Like Moonlight at Low Tide: Sometimes the Current is the Only Thing That Saves You by Nicole Quigley is the story of Missy Keiser, a junior in high school. When Missy was in middle school her life was miserable. She was made fun of for her appearance and her families lack of money. Then, her mother uprooted the family from their Anna Maria Island home in Florida to follow her boyfriend to Pennsylania. When things went wrong up north the family moves back to Florida. Missy is not excited to face to the people who had made her life so awful in years past, but she has to go to school. Can Missy handle what is sure to be a rough ride at her new high school? Will her old flame, Sam King, notice her? Will she make new friends? Will she keep her old friends? You know I’m not going to ruin it for you.
This debut novel from author Nicole Quigley is a wonderful read. The themes go far beyond other books which are set in high school. While Missy must battle her old foe Tanya, she must also learn to battle herself. She must learn how to look at herself through someone else’s eyes and learn that she is worthy of love and friendship. This story was realistic and not cheesy. The plot development kept me reading and wondering what was going to happen. I think any girl who had a rough middle school (thats like 99% of us, amiright?) can appreciate this book. Pick it up today!
This book was provided to my by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own, I really loved this book and even recommended it to a friend at dinner the other night. If I thought it was horrible, I would have told you.