New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen constructs an intriguing and mysterious fable in The Girl Who Chased the Moon. Allen mixes the history and tradition of the South with several puzzling secrets that leave the small town of Mullaby, North Carolina on edge.
Allen’s ensemble of characters is eccentric but lovable in every way possible. Two main story threads converge to bring together a curious orphan, a shy giant, a scarred baker and the town’s golden boy. Beautiful storytelling and a well-paced plot made The Girl Who Chased the Moon so irresistible, you might not be able to put it down.
Profanity/Sex: 11 religious exclamations, 19 mild obscenities, 1 derogatory name.
Violence/Gore: Report of a suicide and of a character being slapped; an extended incident of violence where a character cuts herself; a fire destroys property, but there are no casualties
Sex/Nudity: A few accounts of kissing; several sexual references involving “sleeping together”; numerous implied or reported sexual activity involving pregnancy and affairs; an incidence of touching areas normally covered by a bathing suit; a scene of nudity with sexual innuendo; a discussion regarding sex and a detailed description of sexual activity between adults.
Mature Subject Matter:
Death of a family member, suicide, unwanted pregnancy, family crisis.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
Several characters drink.