I received this book for free from HarperCollins International, HarperTeen in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Girls in the Moon by Janet McNally
Published by HarperTeen on November 29th 2016
Source: HarperCollins International, HarperTeen
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.
“Let me know when you figure out what it is.” I take a deep breath. Suddenly, my limbs feel so heavy I’m not sure how I’m going to make it through the walk back to Luna’s apartment. “Tessa did tell me to have fun with my famous family,” I say.