Keeping the Moon
Fifteen-year-old Colie is spending the summer with her eccentric Aunt Mira while her mother travels. Formerly chubby and still insecure, Colie has built a shell around herself. But her summer with her aunt, her aunt's tenant Norman, and her friends at the Last Chance Diner her some important lessons about friendship and learning to love yourself.
The story "Keeping the Moon" by Sarah Dessen is about a girl named Colie who is an overweight, teenaged "loser" when glanced at by the naked eye, although she's really much more than that. Her father has left her and though her mother Kiki loves he...read more