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Review: 121. To the Moon and Back by Jill Mansell...

September 8, 2011
Jill Mansell must be the Queen of British chick-lit! Her books are always just the right balance of funny and romantic, and I'd watch any (all!) of 'em if converted to the big screen...

to the moon and back
Title: To the Moon and Back
Author: Jill Mansell
ISBN-13: 9781402243851
ARC: 433 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc., 2011
Purchase at IndieBound, Amazon, The Book Depository
Source: Sourcebooks

drey's thoughts:
While reading To the Moon and Back, I kept thinking in the back of my mind how I was going to classify it--was it a contemporary romance? Or chick-lit? I finally settled on both, because while this is quite the romantic read, it's not just about the boy and the girl.

In addition to being about a boy and a girl, To the Moon and Back also deals with loss and grief, allowing yourself to move on, and the wonderful bonds of friendship. All wrapped up in Mansell's trademark humor. How could I not have liked it?

As I read, I could also see the story playing out in my head. You know how there are books you absorb, and books you imagine? Well, I vividly imagined the story playing out. I could see Ellie, Jamie, Roo, Tony, Todd, and Zack in my head--just as if I had a movie reel flickering away... And maybe I'm in a sappy mood, but I loved all the characters--even as I wanted to thunk Zack upside the head for being just a tad too good. You don't get the girl by wishing on a star, buddy!

Make this a movie, and I'll be there with my box of Kleenex... And my girlfriends, of course!

drey's rating: Outstanding! I loved it so much I read it twice, back-to-back, because I just couldn't get enough of Ellie and Zack.

Have you read To the Moon and Back? What did you think?


holdenj said...

See, now you're the cool one! I read my first JM book just this year and have been trying to space them out. This looks great!

bermudaonion said...

I think the best part of Mansell's books are the characters. This sounds like another winner!

Anna said...

I'm glad to see you loved it, since I'll be reading it soon. You can't really go wrong with Mansell!

drey said...

lol Julia! I love JM, an have her backlist on my wish list! :)

Kathy--too true. She makes you care for them, doesn't she?

Anna--Let me know what you think!

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