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The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
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Dec 06, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011-read
Read on October 24, 2011

Although far too shallow, this book was simply charming. Allen's niche is creating magic in such a way as to be possible. Small towns, secrets, mysteries. In this case, teenager Emily Benedict arrives in Mullaby, NC because she has no where else to go. She has only just discovered that she has a grandfather. She had no idea that he was a giant, literally. Or that her mother's bedroom had wallpaper that changed with the mood of the person in it. Nor did she have any idea that the wonderful mother that she knew shared very little with the girl that the town knew. Julia had a two year plan and had 6 more months before she could sell her father's restaurant and go back to Baltimore, open her bakery and be happy. But things weren't working that way. Sawyer refused to stay out of her way and her feelings for him hadn't changed. It didn't help that she started baking for him. Rather because of him. His sweet sense. And then there is Win Coffey. Son of the town scions. They don't come out at night. Ever. They have their reasons. And they hate Emily's dead mother. But not Win. Win sees in Emily the future, maybe even his future. It's a sweet story, fun, happy, light. More depth would have made it lasting but it was still a pleasure to read.

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