Like Moonlight at Low Tide    -     By: Nicole Quigley
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Like Moonlight at Low Tide

Zondervan / 2013 / Paperback

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In Nicole Quigley's debut YA novel, sixteen-year-old Melissa Keiser returns to her hometown expecting to face the same bullies who called her the ugliest girl in school. Instead her new appearance sparks interest from the popular crowd who made her miserable. When Melissa has a chance to escape her rough home situation and find the life she's dreamed of, she must choose between a longtime crush, a new friend, and the brother who doesn't belong. Melissa's choices may have dire consequences.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 1.10 X 6.10 X 8.10 (inches)
ISBN: 0310723604
ISBN-13: 9780310723608
Availability: In Stock

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Publisher's Description

When high school junior Melissa Keiser returns to her hometown of Anna Maria Island, Florida, she has one goal: hide from the bullies who had convinced her she was the ugliest girl in school. But when she is caught sneaking into a neighbor's pool at night, everything changes. Something is different now that Melissa is sixteen, and the guys and popular girls who once made her life miserable have taken notice. When Melissa gets the chance to escape life in a house ruled by her mom's latest boyfriend, she must choose where her loyalties lie between a long-time crush, a new friend, and her surfer brother who makes it impossible to forget her roots. Just as Melissa seems to achieve everything she ever wanted, she loses a loved one to suicide. Melissa must not only grieve for her loss, she must find the truth about the three boys who loved her and discover that joy sometimes comes from the most unexpected place of all.

Author Bio

Nicole Quigley is the winner of the ACFW’s “Genesis Contest” for best young adult fiction, and a publicist with more than a dozen years of experience in media and public relations. She holds a B.S. from Appalachian State University, where she majored in Communications/Public Relations and minored in English. Nicole recently moved back to Anna Maria Island, Florida, where she grew up. Visit her at www.nicolequigleybooks.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nicolequigleybooks, or on Twitter @NicoleQuigley.

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  1. Iola
    New Zealand
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Breathtaking Debut
    February 23, 2014
    Iola
    New Zealand
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Anna Maria Island, Florida, is where Melissa Keiser spent her childhood years and was a victim of bullying from the ‘cool kids' who called her Messy and mocked her second-hand clothes. Now she's back and trying to avoid catching the attention of those kids—except her best friend is dating one of them, and the boy she had a crush on actually seems to have noticed her (in a good way).

    Melissa's had a rough upbringing. Her father abandoned the family before she started school and hasn't been heard from since. Her mother has paraded through a series of ‘boyfriends' over the years, her older brother is a dopehead, and her friends do little but party. Her escape is to swim in the neighbour's pool at night—until she gets caught. This forms the start of an unlikely friendship.

    As I was reading, I was trying to decide whether or not Like Moonlight at Low Tide was actually Christian fiction. Missy wasn't a Christian, her mother certainly wasn't, and it didn't seem that any of her friends were either. It wasn't until quite late in the book that the Christian element started to come through, but it was worth waiting for.

    "When I was seventeen, the only boy who ever called me by my full name took his own life. It was the first time I ever saw a mistake that couldn't be undone."

    Yes, this novel is different. It's written in the first person, and Missy is a complex character growing up in a difficult environment. It's gritty and real, yet with a bittersweet aftertaste, as though things shouldn't be like this.

    Like Moonlight at Low Tide is the debut novel from Nicole Quigley, and shows she is a voice to watch in Christian fiction for her edgy realism. Recommended.

    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing a free ebook for review.
  2. Simply Emmy
    Bacolod City, Philippines
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    This book, for some reason, moved me.
    February 4, 2014
    Simply Emmy
    Bacolod City, Philippines
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Like Moonlight at Low Tide.
    While reading this book, I was reminded of the following:

    First, self-esteem is never based on anybody's opinion of us.

    Second, there is strength in quiet love. But, it's not enough for us to love people in silence. They need to know.

    Third, let us not allow our own struggles and ambitions to forget the people that needs our help.

    Like Moonlight at Low Tide is a good read. Chapter 12 made me cry, literally. This book, for some reason, moved me, especially towards the last few chapters.

    Go, pick up this book and read away!
  3. debwilson
    Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    December 25, 2013
    debwilson
    Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    When high school junior Melissa Keiser returns to her hometown of Anna Maria Island, Florida, she has one goal: hide from the bullies who had convinced her she was the ugliest girl in school. But when she is caught sneaking into a neighbor's pool at night, everything changes. Something is different now that Melissa is sixteen, and the guys and popular girls who once made her life miserable have taken notice. When Melissa gets the chance to escape life in a house ruled by her mom's latest boyfriend, she must choose where her loyalties lie between a long-time crush, a new friend, and her surfer brother who makes it impossible to forget her roots. Just as Melissa seems to achieve everything she ever wanted, she loses a loved one to suicide. Melissa must not only grieve for her loss, she must find the truth about the three boys who loved her and discover that joy sometimes comes from the most unexpected place of all.

    My Review:

    This was a really depressing story. That said, I found it to be very interesting as well. Maybe I'm too old for stories like this, but I found it to be rather profound and deep for YA fiction. This is just how high school is for some teenagers, how bullying affects the victims, and all I can say about Quigley's writing is WOW.

    You can feel the pain in the writing. You can feel how every mistake that is made affects Melissa's life, and how she responds to that hurt. I got sucked into Josh and Melissa's stories right away, and I loved the characterization of Melissa's family and friends. I felt as if I knew the characters from somewhere, and they all felt like family. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, despite the dark feel of it. Not everything needs to be "happily ever after," and for this, I thank the author from the bottom of my heart. A dose of reality that every young person needs to read.

    This book was provided by the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review.
  4. LisaD
    Virginia
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderful Debut Novel
    December 20, 2013
    LisaD
    Virginia
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Like Moonlight at Low Tide.
    This book captured my attention after the first few paragraphs. The plot was paced well and the author captured the voices of teenagers perfectly. She tackled social issues without being heavy-handed and her lesson on trusting Jesus when going through hard times was weaved in seamlessly into the plot. A wonderful debut novel.
  5. debwilson
    Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    December 17, 2013
    debwilson
    Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Like Moonlight at Low Tide.
    When high school junior Melissa Keiser returns to her hometown of Anna Maria Island, Florida, she has one goal: hide from the bullies who had convinced her she was the ugliest girl in school. But when she is caught sneaking into a neighbor's pool at night, everything changes. Something is different now that Melissa is sixteen, and the guys and popular girls who once made her life miserable have taken notice. When Melissa gets the chance to escape life in a house ruled by her mom's latest boyfriend, she must choose where her loyalties lie between a long-time crush, a new friend, and her surfer brother who makes it impossible to forget her roots. Just as Melissa seems to achieve everything she ever wanted, she loses a loved one to suicide. Melissa must not only grieve for her loss, she must find the truth about the three boys who loved her and discover that joy sometimes comes from the most unexpected place of all.

    My Review:

    This was a really depressing story. That said, I found it to be very interesting as well. Maybe I'm too old for stories like this, but I found it to be rather profound and deep for YA fiction. This is just how high school is for some teenagers, how bullying affects the victims, and all I can say about Quigley's writing is WOW.

    You can feel the pain in the writing. You can feel how every mistake that is made affects Melissa's life, and how she responds to that hurt. I got sucked into Josh and Melissa's stories right away, and I loved the characterization of Melissa's family and friends. I felt as if I knew the characters from somewhere, and they all felt like family. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, despite the dark feel of it. Not everything needs to be "happily ever after," and for this, I thank the author from the bottom of my heart. A dose of reality that every young person needs to read.

    This book was provided by the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review.
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