Even The Moon Has Scars by Steph Campbell

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Book Description: 

Two strangers.
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.

Giselle’s Review: 

With just the right amount of inspiring, adorable, and powerful; Even The Moon Has Scars is the perfect YA read. I am so incredibly happy to have picked up this novel. I almost shed some happy tears after finishing it. THAT is how happy I was with this novel.

Lena and Gabe, two completely different strangers, take what seems like a small, inconsequential day trip into the city of Boston, and somehow, like all little things seem to do, it manages to change their lives. Even The Moon Has Scars is a story that shows us how even the smallest things, the smallest scars, fractures, indentations, can change the current path we are on.

It’s been a while since I picked up a YA novel, but I’m so glad i picked up this one. Even The Moon Has Scars reminded me of why I fell in love with YA novels, of why I fell in love with reading to begin with. Steph’s writing is captivating and it evokes so much emotion from the reader.

“How can the world tilt so easily— so quickly and irrevocably, and leave everything looking so different in the company of someone you hardly know?”

Boston is my future home, so the setting of this story is another factor that made me fall so hard for this novel. Not only the setting, but the love and passion Gabe has for his city is truly awe-inspiring and magnificent to read about.

Every bit of dialogue (especially the witty banter) between Lena and Gabe was also utter perfection!

And my final comment on this post is: Ugh! I did not want this novel to end! However, with that out of the way, I will say that Even The Moon Has Scars has the greatest epilogue I have ever read. It was short, to the point, and some people might not find it as incredible and beautiful as I did, but it revealed so much about the characters,  their lives, and their relationship; I just can’t stop thinking about it! It is definitely one that I will never forget.

Ps. Gushing about an epilogue has made me realize how much of nerd I am, but if you read this story and then (of course) read the epilogue, you will understand where I am coming from. So please go do so. ❤️

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