Waiting on Wednesday: Girls in the Moon


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book: Girls in the Moon

Girls in the Moon by Janet McNallyTitle: Girls in the Moon
Author: Janet McNally
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: November 29, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

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This book really intrigues me! I love the idea of an ex-rock star mom and a New York setting. The fact that the main character is a poet also sounds super interesting as this is not too common in YA. There is so much about this story that I am looking forward to and I can’t wait until November!

10 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Girls in the Moon

  1. Lillian @ Mom With a Reading Problem says:

    This one sounds really interesting. I’m not usually one to read contemporary young adult, but I like the mysterious aspect of this one. Thanks for sharing ❤️

  2. Jaime Lynn says:

    I really like the cover of this one, and the story is intriguing.There is a bit of mystery, sounds like some romance… I think I could check this one out!

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