13 January 2017

The Friday 56 | Girls in the Moon

Hosted weekly by Freda's Voice.

Happy Friday!

This week, I'm sharing from Janet McNally's Girls in the Moon, one of the exciting books that recently landed on my doorstep thanks to Book of the Month. Like A Monster Calls, this is another book I'm hoping to read soon... But for now, I'll settle for a snippet. Enjoy!

"The airport comes closer and so does Luna, somewhere down there in its big-windowed space. She's applying her lip gloss, she's reading a book, she's humming a song on her iPod.

She's waiting... for me."


An exquisitely told, authentic YA debut about family secrets, the shadow of fame, and finding your own way.

Everyone in Phoebe Ferris’s life tells a different version of the truth. Her mother, Meg, ex–rock star and professional question evader, shares only the end of the story—the post-fame calm that Phoebe’s always known. Her sister, Luna, indie-rock darling of Brooklyn, preaches a stormy truth of her own making, selectively ignoring the facts she doesn’t like. And her father, Kieran, the cofounder of Meg’s beloved band, hasn’t said anything at all since he stopped calling three years ago.

But Phoebe, a budding poet in search of an identity to call her own, is tired of half-truths and vague explanations. When she visits Luna in New York, she’s determined to find out how she fits in to this family of storytellers, and to maybe even continue her own tale—the one with the musician boy she’s been secretly writing for months. Told in alternating chapters, Phoebe’s first adventure flows as the story of Meg and Kieran’s romance ebbs, leaving behind only a time-worn, precious pearl of truth about her family’s past—and leaving Phoebe to take a leap into her own unknown future.

What book's been added to your shelves recently?


  1. I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds pretty great. Happy reading. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

    1. It is - a beautiful contemporary read. Thanks for stopping by, Lauren!

  2. It sounds lovely! Happy weekend!

    1. It was, in so many ways. Thanks for stopping by, Freda!


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