Goodreads’ Book Description:
Two broken hearts.
One night to set each other free.
Almost dying from an undiagnosed heart condition means every second of your life is a precious gift to be guarded.
Lena Pettitt was born a miracle.
And her parents never let her forget it.
Even if that daily reminder kept her from experiencing the one thing they were trying to protect most–her life.
Gabriel Martinez’s heart has been ripped out.
His pride has been stomped on.
Oh, and he now has an arrest record that’s caused an even bigger rift between him and his DA mother. All for a love that wasn’t really true.
Now he’s exiled to his grandmother’s, working on his late grandpa’s old Corvair, when a shivering girl knocks on the garage door. Lena, left alone for the first time ever, has locked herself out of her house. Gabe knows he could help this girl get back inside her house–but that may mean missing the next train to Boston to pick up the part he’s spent eight weeks tracking down. She can wait for him at his grandmother’s or…
A few hours, an aluminum valve cover, and some strong coffee later, neither Gabe nor Lena can feign disappointment when they race to the station and arrive just as the last train home from Boston is pulling out.
As jaded as he is, Gabe can’t deny the fact that he’s excited to spend the night exploring a city he knows nearly every corner of, with a girl who sees magic in the simplest things.
Lena has been waiting for her tiny world to crack open her entire life. Now that it’s finally happened, she finds the only thing she can focus on is the unexpected tour guide who opens her eyes to possibilities she never imagined.
All they have is this one night, together, under the bright moon in a city full of hidden beauty.
It’s one night that will change how they see the world and the paths their hearts will take forever.
GAH! Even the Moon Has Scars just warms me up from the inside out. I can’t even describe how beautiful, how absolutely stunning, this YA contemporary novel is.
I read this book a couple of months ago and it still has not left me. It’s left such a mark on me, changed the way I see the world, that I can’t imagine ever forgetting this story.
Lena Pettitt and Gabe Martinez form an unconventional friendship after Lena gets locked out of her house. Gabe, being the most adorable gentleman, offers to help Lena get back into her warm sanctuary, but he has to run into the city to grab a car part before the shop closes. Gabe decides to take Lena with him and together they experience one hell of an adventure. (I need to book my ticket to Boston, ASAP)
“But now I think Lena was the thing I wasn’t looking for. The thing I wasn’t expecting. Maybe even the thing that can save me.”
I love that feeling of understanding that comes with this book. Even though I don’t necessarily face the same problems as Lena and Gabe do, I completely get them. They are such genuine characters with realistic teenage problems.
I will never underestimate the power of a good YA novel. The pages are usually filled with incredible life lessons and emotional truths. Steph Campbell writes a compelling love story that begins at the end of a person’s comfort zone.
“Sometimes, risking everything is the only option.”