I was born with half of a working heart, and as a consequence, I will only live half of a life.This quote is so poignant and so relevant to the story, its scary seeing how over protective Lena's family is, and she is basically half a person.
When I first hear about Even the Moon Has Scars I knew it was one I had to read so when I filled in the form to be part of the tour I had no expectations whatsoever that I would be accepted, so when I got the email with my review copy I was beyond excited and could not wait to jump into the pages.
Gabriel is one of the first characters we meet, and under not so great circumstances too. His plan to rescue his ex end up with him sitting inside a jail cell, until his Mum gets him and immediately sends him packing to live with grandmother. Lena is next to be introduced, she was born with heart defect and has forever been wrapped in cotton wool, unable to even stay alone without a babysitter as her parents fear she will be sick. She is almost seventeen and hasn't had the chance to experience a normal life. I felt so sorry for her having to deal with this, but I could also see where her parents were coming from in trying to keep her that extra bit safe.
Even the Moon Has Scars was a quick read and only took a few hours to read. It tracks a series of events that mostly occur in the space of 24 hours between Lena and Gabriel as they explore Boston. I really enjoyed getting to sight-see with these characters, visit the hidden gems of Boston, and enjoy several firsts with Lena. Seeing these strangers start to open up to each other and really trust the other person was enlightening, especially considering they both have completely different backgrounds and home lives. They both have their own secrets and their own issues that they are trying to run from, but they don't judge the other, they just take it all on board.
Even the Moon Has Scars is a book that really makes you feel, seeing how the characters live or are treated and really getting that glimpse into how it affects their personalities, themselves. This is another great book from the author, but from Stephanie Campbell what do you expect. The only issue I had with Even the Moon Has Scars was it ended too soon, I want MORE!!!!!!