Monday, June 15, 2009

Win Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen

Contest is closed. Thanks all who entered!
Just one of the girls.

Fifteen year old Colie has never fit in. First, it was because she was fat. Then, after she lost the weight, it was because of a reputation that she didn't deserve. So when she's sent to stay with her eccentric aunt Mira for the summer, Colie doesn't expect too much. After all, why would anyone in Colby, North Carolina, want to bother with her when no one back home does?

But Colby turns out to be a nice surprise for Colie. Almost without trying, she lands herself a job at the Last Chance Bar and Grill. There she meets fellow waitresses Morgan and Isabel - two best friends who teach her what friendship is all about, and help her learn to appreciate who she really is.


This is another one of my favorites (yes, I love them all, but this is about number four on the list). Weight issues have always been present in my life, and I think when I read this book I was about Colie's age. So I was able to relate to a lot of it. It's a great story of a girl really finding herself and the person she wants to be while visiting this crazy little town of Colby.

If this book sounds good, just leave a comment telling me one of your favorite places to spend the summer along with your email address and you will be entered. You've gotta do both for it to count.

For extra entries:
+2 for being a follower prior to this post
+1 for being a new follower
+1 for each place you link this to
+1 if you leave a comment on Along for the Ride review

Giveaway will end Sunday (June 21st) at nine pm central time. This contest is only open to those with a US or Canada mailing address.



Katie said...

I like to spend a lot of the time at the pool during in the summertime.
I was already a follower.

suzie townsend said...

The beach! I love going to the jersey shore during summer months!

I am a follower. I linked to your blog at


~The Book Pixie said...

St. Simons Island, here in Georgia, is one of my favorite places to spend the summer. It is so beautiful and there is so much to do. Though I would love to go to Cumberland Island one year and photograph the wild horses.

+2 I was already a follower

+1 linked to contest on my blog's sidebar:

+1 linked to contest on my Myspace profile in a blog:

Great contest!

~Briana :D

Anonymous said...

One place I like to spend the summer is up at the cottage swimming in the lake, hanging out.

+2 i'm already a follower

+1 i left a comment (#6)


throuthehaze said...

i like to spend time at the beach

+2 already a follower

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Faye( Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm) said...

I love going 2 Denver Co, the mountains were beautiful.

i was already a follower
posted on sidebar under contest

commented on Along 4 The ride

Eli said...

I love going up to Tennessee and going riding. Friends of mine own a horse ranch, and I can come stay anytime as long as I help with chores and such. It's my favorite place to be...

+2 for being a follower prior.
+1 for linking on sidebar
+1 for leaving a comment on Along for the ride.

Busy Bookblogger said...

Please enter me, this is one of the few Dessen novels I haven't read yet!

I liked to spend the summer at the beach, preferably somewhere quiet!

I am already a follower.

Thanks for hosting!

Eli said...

Oops, forgot to leave the link where you can find my sidebar/blog...

Cindy said...

I wanna a chance to win this book! I like spending the summers near the water, either pools or the beach.

+2 already a follwer
+1 already left a comment on Along For the Ride review :)


Brittany said...

+2 for being a follower prior to this post
+1 linked in sidebar
+1 comment on Along for the Ride

teensatthelibrary @ yahoo . com

Anonymous said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

This sounds like another good read :) And I like to spend summers going to rummage sales and piddling around in the yard & garden - ANYTHING outdoors! Unless it is a cozy, stormy summer night, then I'm curled up with a good book or movie lol

Anonymous said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

And I also left a comment on ALONG FOR THE RIDE :)

The Lovely Reader said...

My favorite place to spend the summer is up at my uncle's resort in MI because it's so peaceful and relaxing, surrounded by three sides of water so that I can just melt away for the day.

barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

scottsgal said...

Our summer consists of swimming in our pool and 60+ travel baseball games. We also love Northern Wisconsin - beautiful country, great fishing too.
msboatgal at

Liz said...

I like to read a good book while laying in the hamock.
I am already a follower!


Ann Diana Dinh, said...

Hm, favorite place would probably be just home..or California sounds nice sometimes. I'm already a follower.


Sab H. said...

My favorite place that I've been to in summer is in some islands called Morrocoy in Venezuela. If I could go there every summer I would.

Im already a follower and I will put this link on my blog.

Mandy said...

I love being at the beach during summer =)

+1 for each place you link this to
+1 if you leave a comment on Along for the Ride review


Belinda M said...

I love spending time at my uncle's cottage in the summertime

+2 Current follower

+1 I have posted your giveaway here

mindy said...

by a lake somewhere thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

Iryna said...

I enjoy spending lazy summer days at the library. I love walking home from the book mobile with a large bag of books on a hot summer day - knowing that soon I'll be reading inside an air-conditioned room.

I was a follower prior to this contest!!

You can find this contest on the side bar.

jemscout425 said...

in my back yard reading in my lounge, the garden is beautiful and our new fountain is so calming

jemscout425 said...

new follower
and i'm glad i found your blog

Sarah Z said...

I love spending the summer on my back porch sitting in the swing!
believedreamcourage (at)

Nicole D. said...

I love spending the summer at our local beach!
nicoledzuba at

kathy55439 said...

Really like the cover looks like a great read

Hillary said...

sounds like a good book. Please enter me. Thanks!

Hillary said...

I am a follower.

Belinda said...

I love to spend time on the patio and watch the birds play on the feeders.
1bmore @ gmail . com

Mishia said...

Hanging out in the backyard, we have picnics and bbqs there!

malleycc said...

Going to the beach is my fav. I just love it there.

Heather S said...

We spend a LOT of time at the beach! We're in MI so there's plenty to go to! We also like to go in the evening when a lot of them have free music! Thanks

hmahan_0529 @ yahoo dot com

Heather S said...

+2 already a follower!

LittleEagle said...

We like to spend our summer's in our own backyard.

L said...

This sounds like a great book.
I was already a follower.


Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this. I really enjoy the beach.



patrick m said...

on my boat catching or not catching fish

Flip The Page! Book Reviews said...

I love to spend my summers in Los Angeles with my family over there in California. Before last summer i hadn't seen any of them in 8 years because i lived with my father here in Texas but now im going every summer including this one on July 17th! I vissit my sister and brother and the rest of my family but unfortunately i can never see my mom but im just glad i can spend time with my younger siblings and be there for them!

1+ for being a new follower
1+ for posting about your contest
1+ for posting a comment on your review for Along for The Ride

Alicia said...

Sounds like a good book.

I love to spend my summers at the beach in Santa Cruz.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

bloggyig at gmail dot com

Renee G said...

I love a day at the beach or a day at the pool. Or better yet, just a quiet day at home spent reading and doing nothing.

notemily said...

I like to spend the summer walking around Milwaukee, because it's not so pleasant to do so in the winter. My email is sophie[dot]sensation[at]gmail[dot]com. I'm already a follower.

Krista P. said...

I like to spend summers near the poolside. koalatees(at)

+1 for being a new follower
+1 for each place you link this to (

Melanie said...

I love to spend summers hanging out at friends' houses, just playing around!

Amanda said...

Great contest. I've never read Sarah Dessen before and I'm looking forward to that chance. My favorite summer place, as lame as this sounds, is in the country in the midwest, where it's seasonably warm but not super hot like where I live in TX.

My address is amandagignac[at]gmail[dot]com

Cindy said...

Did my other comment show up?

+2 already a follower
+1 posted on sidebar
+1 Along For Ride

My favorite place for summer is at the pool. I could lounge there all day!

cnhand84 at yahoo dot com

Marie said...

We like to go to the lake during the summer and rent a pontoon boat to hang out on and ramble around the lake all day :-)

I am a new follower.

I left a comment on the Along for the Ride review post.

Tegan C said...

My favorite summer hangout is this old abandoned barn my friends and i found, it's beautiful is a different way, it even has it's on little enclosed lake with an overly protective gate goose, plus it was a site in Weird New Jersey so that's a total plus hahahaha

Tegan C said...

oopsie and my email is

Marie said...

I am a new follower and in the summer I like to go anywhere outside where I can read in the sun!


Dominique said...


One of my favorite places to spend the summer is among friends! I love doing things with my friends without the stress of school work, etc! We normally just go to the movies, hang out at homes, play video games, go to the park, etc! :)

extra entries
+2 for being a follower prior to this post

+1 I left a comment on your review for Along for the Ride :)

tatertot374 said...

I would love to win. I love to go camping in the summer with my wonderful husband and children
Thank you for the chance.

Unknown said...

I'm such a geek, I love the spend the summer in the library, plus they have air conditioning. This one looks like a good read, please enter me into this drawing.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Cata said...

Hey! Great contest, I'd like to be entered please :)
My favorite place to spend this summer vacations is definitely the BEACH. This is my personal recipe to a good vacation:
Beach + Good Book + iPod + Ice cream = pure pleasure
Thanks a lot!

kaymf said...

Summer is best spent anywhere as long as you're with friends!


Kristi said...

I love to spend time in the summer at my mom's with my children!

I am a new follower of your blog

I also commented on your review.

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Unknown said...

i love sarah dessens books!
but i like to spend my time at the beach (perferably panama city beach)
and +1 i commented on your review for along the ride
+1 im a new follower.
id love to be entered!
my name is emily.