01 AprThe Girl Who Chased the Moon 11/52

Not quite fantasy, but almost.  Thankfully there were no werewolves, which is where I thought it was headed.  The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen almost seems like it should be in the Teen genre. It covers some teen issues such as cliques, social outcasts,and teen pregnancy, but there are some intimate scenes, so I would recommend it for adults

The storyline was good.  A teenage girl, Emily, whose mother passed away goes to live with her grandfather, who is her only surviving relative, in a strange southern town called Mullaby.  Her mother grew up here, but she never told Emily anything about the place or the secret that drove her out of Mullaby.  In a short matter of time, Emily starts to notice the oddities, becomes curious, and starts asking questions.

So far so good. Then there is the strangeness of the cakes.

Julia is in her thirties and has a lot of regrets.  She turns to baking cakes, which actually is mentioned a lot in the book.  I just found that the whole baking thing did not fit with a book entitled “The Girl Who Chased the Moon”.  Apparently it’s in the “Edible Fiction” genre, and I just probably need to give it a chance.

It did inspire me to bake a cinnamon loaf, so I guess I’ll give it 2/5 stars.

One Response to “The Girl Who Chased the Moon 11/52”

  1. Andrea says:

    She has become weirdly popular. All of a sudden yesterday I had three different people asking for her books!

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