Meet Kimberly: Queen Anne resident, QABC Super Fan, and our newest bookseller.
I am deeply moved by this lovely, sensitive, reverent middle grade novel! If you have a tweenager in your life, I consider The Moon Within a must-read. All of the feelings of being awkward, self-conscious, and conflicted during puberty are elegantly uncovered as the adolescent characters ask themselves, “How do I see myself?” and “How do I want to be seen and acknowledged by my friends, family, and community?” The heartfelt intentionality of the parents to genuinely see and honor the two main adolescent characters is inspiring– as are the youths as they find the courage to stand in their truth and stand up for one another.
My experience reading this memoir is reminiscent of a fantastic visit with my closest of friends: heartwarming, comforting, funny, uplifting, motivational. Lori Gottlieb’s journey of personal discovery along her path of becoming a therapist is at turns vulnerable, self-effacing, and humorous. Her stories illuminate how we naturally evolve and grow emotionally alongside those to whom we actively and deeply listen.