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Moonglass - Jessi Kirby From "Best Kept YA Secrets of 2011" www.jenryland.blogspot.com December 13, 2011I got an ARC of this last year and it sat on my TBR pile for months. I assumed it would be a light, frothy, summer-romance-on-the-beach read. (Not that there's anything wrong with that!) When I finally picked it up, I wondered why I waited so long. In the book, Anna moves back to the beach community where her parents first met and fell in love -- and where her mother drowned. Before she died, Anna's mother loved collecting sea glass. Years later, Anna collects bits and pieces of her mother's life, trying to piece together her secrets.Moonglass is a beautifully written book. The author clearly loves the beach -- as I read, I could almost feel the wind in my hair and the sand under my feet. There's romance, but that's not the main point of the book. It's a book about coming to terms with the past, and with the present.