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Estelle: Like Moonlight at Low Tide… by Nicole Quigley

Like Moonlight at Low Tide… by Nicole Quigley Publication Date: September 25, 2012 (Kindle version comes out 10/2012) Publisher: Zondervan Pages: 256 Target: Young adult Keywords: bullying, absent parents, high school, popularity, siblings Format read: ARC from DJC Communications. (Thanks!) Summary: After 3 years away, Melissa returns to her old town where the whispers and bullying […]

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September 12, 2012 - 2:16 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I remember when you told me a little bit about this book, and I think you did a great job reviewing it! I’m pretty curious about this one, especially because you mentioned how the religion bit is handled very well. Thanks for sharing!

September 11, 2012 - 7:17 pm

VeganYANerds - I am happy to see you review this as I’ve been offered a review copy, too!

I like the sound of the story but I understand your feelings of needing more – great review, Estelle!

September 11, 2012 - 5:55 pm

Kristen - I think I’ll read this if I can find it at the library. I’m intrigued by how the bullying aspect is handled, and interested to see what this major event is and how it’s handled. It’s disappointing that you say you’re not sure if Melissa had learned anything by the end. Books are so much better when characters grow and learn. But, it does sound like this book poses a lot of questions, and I like books that make me think. Thanks for the review!

(What happened to the review of Beautiful Music for Ugly People? I wanted to comment on that one!)

September 11, 2012 - 10:21 am

Estelle - Anneqah. I actually quite loved that she was a swimmer too. Those scenes were always very poetic and flowy and I wish there were more of them. This character desperately need to find some solace in her life, and the water gave he that. I do hope you’ll pick up the book when it gets to your library. 🙂
Thanks for stopping in!

September 11, 2012 - 10:20 am

Estelle - “Without making him a Jesus freak.” YES. TO THIS. I was frightened of this but quite happy the way that it turned out. Many of the character’s reactions to his dedication to his religion were completely right on. It felt like it was me responding to them. Thanks for stopping in, L!

September 11, 2012 - 12:37 am

Lisa - This sounds like one of those books that might make the reader think, but the frustration that the narrator didn’t make any headway could be a downer.

I do like the youth group nod as well. A piece of who he is without making him a Jesus Freak. Well done, author!

September 10, 2012 - 6:51 pm

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - I think I’ll be taking your advice with this book, Estelle, and requesting this one from the library (if my library ever gets this book!). Surprisingly, I haven’t read too many books where bullying is really the main focus, so I think I’d like to try more of that type of stuff, as bullying is such a huge part of our world, unfortunately. I think the self journey that Melissa (supposedly) makes sounds intriguing, and the fact that she’s a swimmer is really cool! I’ve always loved swimming, so I think I could relate to Melissa. This major event, however, sounds like it’s not very well developed at all, and I could definitely see how this would deter your enjoyment level of the book.

Fabulous review Estelle! <3