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Like Moonlight at Low Tide: Sometimes the Current is the Only Thing That Saves You by Nicole Quigley

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 …

A Stubborn Sweetness and Other Stories for the Christmas Season by Katherine Paterson

A Stubborn Sweetness and Other Stories for the Christmas Season by Katherine Paterson is a collection of hearwarming holiday tales. Each one is incredible in its own right. The stories are well written and each has a different perspective than the last. Most are set in present day, but some are set in the past. Katherine Peterson wrote one of my favorite books (Bridge to Terabithia*), so when I was given the opportunity to reveiw another of her books I was excited.

I’ve had a hard time getting in the Christmas spirit this year (like many years). This book is the only reason that I’ve gotten it even a little bit. I am so glad that I read this book. I started just reading one story a day (there are twelve), but towards the end I just kept reading. Christmas stories are special to me, since my mom always tends to read them aloud each year. I had heard a few of them before, but I enjoyed re-reading them as well.
I highly recommend this book to you for this season. It is a great reminder o…