Book Review #52
Title: Under The Dusty Moon
Author: Suzanne Sutherland
Publication: Dundurn Press
Release Date: January 23, 2016
She’s with the band, whether she likes it or not.
Victoria Mahler is the sixteen-year-old only daughter of rocker Micky Wayne, whose band, Dusty Moon, took the world by storm when Micky was just a teenager. The band broke up under mysterious circumstances, but, after years spent off the road being a mom, Micky’s solo career is finally starting to take off.
When an offer to tour Japan falls into her mom’s lap, Vic is left to spend the summer under the care of her distant grandmother, and without her built-in best friend. Fortunately, a boy with a secret geek side and a group of feminist game-makers save the season, and Vic starts to see herself as her own person, out from under her mother’s shadow.
But when Micky finally comes home — with a poorly chosen boyfriend in tow — all bets are off. Will Vic be able to maintain her newfound sense of self amidst the building thunder of Micky’s second chance at stardom? And through it all, will Micky still really be her best friend?
- A fun, witty and light read about a girl, Victoria as she struggles with her rock star mother, discovering what she really loves to do and being with the one she loves.
- I love all the characters in this story. They’re all so concise and fitting. A typical teenager, a jubilant mother, a kinda-perfect boyfriend and an obnoxious friend.
- Overall, this is a great book with an interesting plotline. It is full of ups and downs. Just like life.