Girls in the Moon
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Girls in the Moon

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.

Title:Girls in the Moon
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages

    Girls in the Moon Reviews

  • Emily
    Mar 24, 2016

    A literary, complex, and warmwarmwarm coming-of-age story.I had high expectations for this book and they were all beautifully met. This book is a snapshot of several moments in time, connecting a sign...

  • Kali Wallace
    Apr 25, 2016

    This is such a beautiful book! It's the story of a family told past and present, from the points of view of both a daughter and a mother, It's like being invited to spend one dreamy, lyrical week with...

  • Jennifer
    Apr 03, 2016

    Absolutely gorgeous, stunning and moving. A book about sisters and families - the way we come together and the ways we fall apart. A love story about all different kinds of love. The love of family. A...

  • Sarah
    Oct 03, 2016

    (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) “Secrets, my mother told me once, and just stories turned inside out.” ...

  • Ashley Blake
    Mar 29, 2016

    This book was so magical and so...New York. It felt like a beautiful, more romantic ALMOST FAMOUS. I absolutely loved McNally's writing and this sister-mother-daughter story was just what my heart wan...

  • Laurie Flynn
    Jun 26, 2016

    Warning: I’m writing this review under the influence of a massive book hangover. I’m in that dreamy, gauzy state where my head is still in the pages I just read, full of their beauty and wonder. A...

  • Karen Hattrup
    Apr 07, 2016

    Before Janet McNally was a novelist, she was a poet – a fact that will come as no surprise to anyone who reads GIRLS IN THE MOON. This book is lush and lyric, full of beautiful metaphors, gorgeous d...

  • Riley Redgate
    May 02, 2016

    Janet McNally's poetic voice is put beautifully on display in this heartfelt, incisive book. Simultaneously wistful and energetic, GIRLS IN THE MOON has a tight lens on family and what it means to com...

  • Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
    Jun 03, 2016

    Holy balls! Girls in the Moon rocks! After I read the first chapter I had to stop to think how I was already in love with this book. Everything was perfect. Writing was phenomenal. Characters were rel...

  • Dee
    Apr 11, 2016

    This is such a beautiful book. I knew from the description that each of the characters has her own version of the story, but I didn't realize we'd get to see it with chapters from the mom's point of v...