I was first drawn to this book because of the cover and the title. I’m having such a difficult time describing this book and the type of books I have been into lately. They’re… quietly interesting with a hint of mystery or excitement, take place in a small town, and definitely have a slower pace. I absolutely loved this book and it reminded me a lot of The Obituary Society, which I also loved.
In The Girl Who Chased the Moon, we mostly follow Emily and Julia; teenager and 30-something, both fairly new to living in Mullaby, North Carolina (again, for the latter). We closely and carefully learn their stories, their selves, and watch them both slowly fall in love. Sometimes their stories intersect but mostly they parallel. There is a tiny bit of something wonderfully magical and at the end of the book it makes the title mean so much.
This is a story about finding home, love, and acceptance. I HIGHLY recommend it 🙂 I listened to the audiobook and I really, really, really liked the narrator. I’m planning on listening to more she’s done just because I like her so much.
My favorite quote: “I’m always homesick, I just don’t know where home is.”
1000/5 Stars (yeah, I did it)